Resources/ Updates - February 2016

The SDDco Client Update

The SDDco Client Update is an action oriented email prepared in-house, tailored to client needs, and sent as an adjunct to our online newsletter.  Verified newsletter subscribers receive our Client Update once each month.

The SDDco Client Update is intended to provide general information only. It is not intended as, and should not be taken as, financial, tax, accounting, legal, consulting or any other type of advice specific to you or your firm. Users of the SDDco Client Update should not act or refrain from acting on the basis of information provided on the website. Always check with your accountant and/or attorney.


NFA Members ~ Adopt a Cybersecurity Program NOW

The time to comply with NFA cybersecurity rules is now.  Starting March 1, 2016, each National Futures Association (NFA) member firm is required to “adopt and enforce an information systems security program (ISSP) appropriate to its circumstances.” In October 2015, the NFA  issued a Notice to Members announcing the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) approval of NFA’s Interpretive Notice

Read more >


Internet Investors ~ Read Before You Crowdfund

Starting May 16, 2016, companies will be able to use crowdfunding to sell securities to the public over the Internet.  Investors should know all they can about the process and the pitfalls before parting with their dough.  The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy issued a new Bulletin to educate investors on securities-based crowdfunding and the

Read more >


Broker-Dealer Audits ~ How to Stay Sane

Broker-dealer audits have gone though some major changes in the last two years.  As always, knowledge is power, and good preparation is the key to destressing and your firm’s audit success. The SDDCO  Group  (“SDDCO”) has assembled the nuts and bolts of the process. Know How to File Each year, broker-dealers registered under Section 15

Read more >


Municipal Advisors ~ New Rules Launching in 2016

In 2016, new regulations from the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), including core conduct standards, will take effect to improve equity and efficiency in the municipal securities market. Core Standards of Conduct for Municipal Advisors The most significant new rule, MSRB Rule G-42—aka the Conduct Rule—creates core standards of conduct and duties of non-solicitor municipal advisors

Read more >


NFA ~ New Year Notices to Members

The National Futures Association (“NFA”) issued four recent notices to members regarding filing requirements: Notice I-16-06: FATF-identified jurisdictions with AML/CFT deficiencies. Notice I-16-02: NFA implements enhancements to the CPO Form PQR Notice I-16-03: NFA Bylaw 1101 and Compliance Rule 2-36(d) Notice I-16-01: Revised SD and MSP 4s review process Notice I-16-06 (Jan. 28, 2015): FinCEN

Read more >


SDDco specializes
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.

Our Credentials


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.

Our Clients


SDDco is as good
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.

Our People


SDDco performs
services onsite.

Outsourced support with
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.

Our Praises


SDDco observes
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….

Our Group