Advisers are reminded the SEC’s annual compliance outreach program National Seminar will be held on January 30, 2014, at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. Investment adviser and investment company senior officers, including chief compliance officers (CCOs) are invited to register and attend.
This year’s agenda will likely include panel discussions with SEC staff from the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE), Division of Investment Management, and Division of Enforcement’s Asset Management Unit and investment adviser personnel. The agenda’s topics will include SEC exam priorities in 2014, private fund advisers, registered investment companies, valuation, and the role of the CCO.
As we’ve alerted our audience in earlier blogs, investment advisers should attend these outreach programs because the seminars seek to highlight areas of risks that the SEC’s staff has observed in related examinations or investigations in hopes that they will assist firms in assessing and enhancing their compliance and controls programs.
Information about the seminar’s agenda is available at http://www.sec.gov/info/cco/ccons2014agenda.pdf