Cybersecurity for SEC Registered Investment Advisors Oct10

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The Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the SEC has recently reiterated guidance that they plan to evaluate the cybersecurity practices of Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) as part of their National Exam Program (NEP). The OCIE will be evaluating advisers in regards to their ability to fend off cybersecurity attacks and respond appropriately if an incident occurs. To guard against attacks and avoid OCIE penalties, firms should take steps now to review and enhance their current cybersecurity posture

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Token Issuance in Europe Oct5

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Decentralised blockchain businesses and applications are proliferating in Europe just as they are in the U.S. and other jurisdictions. As is often the case, legal and regulatory developments in the U.S. have tended to dominate the headlines with the SEC bringing cases against a large number of token issuers on the basis that such tokens are ‘securities’ for U.S. regulatory purposes

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