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Date: Title: Observations from Examinations of Investment Advisers: Compliance, Supervision, and Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Date: Title: Risk Alert: Safeguarding Customer Records and Information in Network Storage – Use of Third Party Security Features
Date: Title: Risk Alert: Investment Adviser and Broker-Dealer Compliance Issues Related to Regulation S-P - Privacy Notices and Safeguard Policies
Topic: A list of compliance issues related to Regulation S-P, the primary SEC rule regarding privacy notices and safeguard policies of investment advisers and broker-dealers
Date: Title: Transfer Agent Safeguarding of Funds and Securities
Topic: This Risk Alert highlights some of the risks and issues associated with paying agent activities, identifies significant exam deficiencies related to the safeguarding of funds and securities by paying agents, and provides a listing of some common features of robust safeguarding policies, procedures, and controls for paying agents.
Date: Title: SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations Announces 2019 Examination Priorities
Date: Title: Observations from Investment Adviser Examinations Relating to Electronic Messaging
Topic: The purpose of this Risk Alert is to remind advisers of their obligations when their personnel use electronic messaging and to help advisers improve their systems, policies, and procedures by sharing the OCIE staff’s observations from these examinations.
Date: Title: Risk-Based Examination Initiatives Focused on Registered Investment Companies
Topic: OCIE is conducting a series of examination initiatives focused on matters relevant to certain registered investment companies.
Date: Title: Risk Alert: Investment Adviser Compliance Issues Related to the Cash Solicitation Rule
Topic: The most common issues related to the Cash Solicitation Rule identified in deficiency letters sent to investment advisers.
Date: Title: Risk Alert: Most Frequent Best Execution Issues Cited in Adviser Exams
Topic: The most frequent advisory fee and expense compliance issues identified in deficiency letters sent to SEC-registered investment advisers.

Date: Title: Risk Alert: Most Frequent Advisory Fee and Expense Compliance Issues Identified in Examinations of Investment Advisers
Date: Title: SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations Announces 2018 Examination Priorities
Date: Title: Risk Alert: Observations from Municipal Advisor Examinations
Date: Title: SEC Names Peter B. Driscoll as Director of the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations
Date: Title: Risk Alert: The Most Frequent Advertising Rule Compliance Issues Identified in OCIE Examinations of Investment Advisers
Date: Title: Observations from Cybersecurity Examinations (PDF)
Date: Title: Risk Alert: Cybersecurity: Ransomware Alert (PDF)
Date: Title: Risk Alert: The Five Most Frequent Compliance Topics Identified in OCIE Examinations of Investment Advisers
Date: Title: OCIE Announces 2017 Examination Priorities
Date: Title: Risk Alert: Multi-Branch Adviser Initiative (PDF)
Date: Title: Risk Alert: Examining Whistleblower Rule Compliance (PDF)
Date: Title: Marc Wyatt Delivers Keynote Address at National Society of Compliance Professionals 2016 National Conference, Washington, D.C.

Date: Title: Risk Alert: Examinations of Supervision Practices at Registered Investment Advisers (PDF)
Date: Title: Kristin Snyder Named Co-Head of SEC’s Investment Adviser/Investment Company Examination Program
Date: Title: OCIE’s 2016 Share Class Initiative (PDF)
Date: Title: SEC to Hold National Compliance Outreach Seminar for Investment Companies and Investment Advisers
Date: Title: Robert M. Fisher Named Managing Executive of the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations
Date: Title: SEC Announces Creation of Office of Risk and Strategy for its National Exam Program
Date: Title: Daniel Kahl Named as Chief Counsel of National Exam Program
Date: Title: SEC Names Jane Jarcho as Deputy Director of National Exam Program
Date: Title: OCIE Announces 2016 Examination Priorities
Date: Title: Marc Wyatt Named Director of the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations
Date: Title: Risk Alert: Examinations of Advisers and Funds That Outsource Their Chief Compliance Officers (PDF)
Risk Alert: OCIE Staff Observations from Examinations of Advisers and Funds That Outsource Their Chief Compliance Officers, November 9, 2015
Date: Title: OCIE’s 2015 Cybersecurity Examination Initiative (PDF)
2015 Cybersecurity Examination Initiative Risk Alert from SEC's National Exam Program
Date: Title: Risk Alert: Broker-Dealer Controls Regarding Retail Sales of Structured Securities Products
Date: Title: Risk Alert: Retirement-Targeted Industry Reviews and Examinations Initiative
Date: Title: SEC and FINRA to Hold National Compliance Outreach Program for Broker-Dealers
Date: Title: SEC Announces Outreach Programs to Help Firms Comply With Regulation Systems Compliance and Integrity
Date: Title: SEC Announces Compliance Outreach Program Seminars for Investment Adviser and Investment Company Senior Officers
Date: Title: Risk Alert: OCIE’s Never-Before-Examined Registered Investment Company Initiative
Date: Title: OCIE-FINRA Report on National Senior Investor Initiative
Date: Title: Risk Alert "OCIE Launching Cybersecurity Preparedness Initiative" (PDF)
Date: Title: Letter to Never-Before Examined Investment Advisers
Date: Title: Risk Alert “Investment Adviser Due Diligence Processes for Selecting Alternative Investments and their Respective Managers”
Date: Title: 2014 Examination Priorities
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