Fighting Cyber Fraud: Two Case Studies of Claims Against Recordkeepers

Fighting Cyber Fraud: Two Case Studies of Claims Against Recordkeepers “Did you hear? Another recordkeeper was sued for cyber fraud!” Recordkeepers have heard this line a lot lately. But around the watercooler, such stories often blur together. The details get lost, and that can make it harder for registered investment advisors to understand the risk [...]

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By | November 16th, 2022|Industry Information, RIA, Risk Management|0 Comments

Finance, Cyber Attacks and Geopolitics: The Risk to Businesses Like Yours

Finance, Cyber Attacks and Geopolitics: The Risk to Businesses Like Yours Businesses in the finance industry are facing new online risk as cyber attacks and geopolitics merge into a single threat. Cyber attacks have already been at an elevated level for several years. However, the latest geopolitical threat comes in addition to those existing risks [...]

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By | August 22nd, 2022|Industry Information, RIA, Risk Management|0 Comments

Lockton Affinity Advisor Meets Fidelity’s New Insurance Requirements

Lockton Affinity Advisor Meets Fidelity's New Insurance Requirements Large financial firms are taking action to address the increasing risk in the registered investment advisor (RIA) industry. Following closely on the heels of Schwab, the latest is Fidelity Investments Inc., whose Fidelity Institutional business unit serves financial intermediaries and institutions with investment technologies and solutions. In [...]

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By | July 21st, 2022|Industry Information, RIA|0 Comments

How Lockton Affinity Advisor Meets Schwab Insurance Benchmarks

How Lockton Affinity Advisor Meets Schwab Insurance Benchmarks Your financial services firm faces special risk when operating your business. In the registered investment advisor (RIA) industry, that risk is climbing. Recently, Charles Schwab Co., Inc., one of the largest financial services custodians in the world, sent a memo to their RIAs communicating new requirements for [...]

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By | December 13th, 2021|Industry Information, RIA|0 Comments

The Current State of the Cyber Market

The Current State of the Cyber Market Cyber liability insurance protection is key to an effective risk management strategy when you're a registered investment advisor. But changes are afoot in the cyber insurance marketplace and it could impact your ability to get the coverage you need while it's still affordable. Since the beginning of the [...]

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By | September 22nd, 2021|Industry Information, Insurance Information, RIA|0 Comments

5 Recent Excessive Fee Lawsuit Case Examples

5 Recent Excessive Fee Lawsuit Case Examples Advisors have been hearing a lot about recent excessive fee lawsuit cases these days. With so much repetitive news, it's understandable if you've thought about tuning it out. But remember that these ERISA-based class action lawsuits can pose a huge risk to your career and personal assets. Under [...]

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Disclosing Disciplinary Events on Form ADV Part 3 for RIAs

Disclosing Disciplinary Events on Form ADV Part 3 for RIAs The best advisor–client relationships are built on trust and professionalism. In many ways, that professional trust is built by following the proper procedures for reporting and compliance, such as properly disclosing disciplinary events on Form ADV Part 3. Following the procedures designated by the United [...]

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By | November 2nd, 2020|Industry Information, RIA, Risk Management|0 Comments

Wire Fraud Risks for Retirement Plan Advisors

Wire Fraud Risks for Retirement Plan Advisors Year after year, cyber crime continues to grow and evolve, including wire fraud risks for retirement plan advisors. Certain industries, including the financial industry, have seen an increase in the number and cost of attacks. Because financial professionals like retirement plan recordkeepers, CPAs and lawyers host large amounts [...]

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New York Introduces Best Interest Standard for Annuity Sales

New York Introduces Best Interest Standard for Annuity Sales Individual states continue to introduce their own rulings, following the SEC Regulation Best Interest ruling. The new requirements under Regulation Best Interest and the disclosure requirements on broker-dealers and investment advisors will take effect on September 10, 2019. As of August 1, New York financial professionals have [...]

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By | August 22nd, 2019|Industry Information, Life Agents|0 Comments

Fiduciary Rule and Its Effect on Financial Professionals—Part IV: Individual State Rulings

Fiduciary Rule and Its Effect on Financial Professionals—Part IV: Individual State Rulings A fiduciary rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in 2010, has left the industry in flux ever since. With the goal of protecting consumers from conflicting financial advice, the rule has been in debate since 2016. It has been phased [...]

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By | August 13th, 2019|Industry Information, Life Agents, RIA|0 Comments