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Altered Records, Lack Of Procedures Yields Sanctions
Posted on 18 Nov 2010 by Thomas O. Gorman

Altering compliance records prior to their production for an examination and inadequate procedures to control the flow of nonpublic information became the predicate for sanctions against a broker dealer, an investment adviser and the chief compliance... Read More

Another CCO in Trouble
Posted on 18 Nov 2010 by Doug Cornelius

With failure, comes learning. As a compliance officer, disciplinary actions against other compliance officers can be a road map showing me what not to do. Recently, the SEC charged affiliated firms and their former chief compliance officer with failing... Read More

Disciplinary Actions Against Chief Compliance Officers
Posted on 9 Nov 2010 by Doug Cornelius

The Chief Compliance Officer should be a model for employee conduct. I don't thing there is any better way to lead and educate than to set an example. Not all Chief Compliance Officers succeed in this role and some get subject to discipline... Read More