Resources/ Updates - March 2013

The SDDco Client Update

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SEC Forecasts Adviser Issues for 2013

 The SEC’s National Exam Program (NEP) (“The Program”) identified the following as emerging issues for investment adviser: Registered Advisers ~ initiative focus New Registrants: Per Dodd-Frank, 2,000 IAs are newly registered with the SEC. Most are advisers to hedge and PE funds never before regulated by the SEC. A national examination initiative intends to establish presence

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SEC 2013 Exam Focus for Advisers

The National Exam Program (NEP) of the SEC released  Examination Priorities for 2013 to cover high risk issues at financial institutions.  NEP initiatives include fraud detection; corporate governance, enterprise risk management, conflicts of interest, and technology. The NEP IA/IC Program (the ‘Program”) will focus on these Investment Advisers (IA) and Investment Companies (IC) issues in

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Q&A on JOBS Act for BDs

Read about BD registration and exemption under the Jobs Act. Feb. 5th the SEC posted replies to FAQs on Broker-Dealer Registration under Title II of the Jobs Act. Backfill: April 5, 2012, President Obama enacted the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. The Act required the SEC to  write rules and perform studies on capital formation,

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Supplemental FOCUS Schedule

(Rule 4524 Update) The SEC approved a supplemental schedule for carrying and clearing firms. The OBS is a supplemental schedule for derivatives and other off-balance sheet items Find doc at First filing:  (info as of 6/30/13) on or before 7/31/13 Backfill: Each firm, as FINRA shall designate, must file additional financial or operational schedules or reports as FINRA

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Quarterly BD Reporting of Customer Complaints

(Rule 4530 Requirements) Note 2013 due dates for customer complaint quarterly reporting. 1st quarter: April 15, 2013 2nd quarter: July 15, 2013 3rd quarter: October 15, 2013 4th quarter: January 15, 2014 FINRA requires member firms to report: Quarterly stats and summaries on written customer complaints and specified events (all findings by a regulatory body).

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2 New BD Options for Reporting Events

(Rule 4530 Amended) Two new options can speed BD reporting of disciplinary events. Firms can opt to X a box in CRD to satisfy reporting of events: criminal, regulatory, civil judicial and customer complaint /arbitration/ civil litigation. Goal? To eliminate duplicate reporting. Firms can soon opt to E-file required reporting documents on Firm Gateway. New

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in two industries.

Our know-how and our network supports the financial services & tech industries.

We hold the right training and licensures to keep you in step and mitigate risk.

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SDDco supports
industry leaders.

We oversee back office functions so you can focus on your own clients.

Major banks, private funds, RIAs, BDs, and tech startups choose us.

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as its great people.

Our CPAs, FinOps and
consultants are licensed,
experienced professionals.

Partner with us for start-ups and for ongoing accounting, compliance and tax work.

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SDDco isn’t out of sight.

We work in your space and for your team on a regular basis. Engage the expertise without the fulltime hire.

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AICPA principles.

Our inaugural firm began
when two CPAs opened
a NYC office back in 1952.

We faithfully maintain the CPA standards: integrity, competency, confidentiality….

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