In the business of money management, influencing others is a skill that rivals investment expertise. If one can’t earn someone’s trust, and money, then one can’t run a true investment management business, no matter how talented a financial player one may be. To gain the support and gather assets of strangers, money managers must master the art of effective rhetoric

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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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This past Saturday was not unlike most of my recent Saturdays. I woke up around 7:30, fed my seemingly perpetually starving Siamese cats, and contemplated the end of what was yet another *fabulous* infrastructure week here in the good ole U.S. of A, all before heading out to stress shop

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