SEC’s Gallagher says agency unfairly cracks down on compliance officers — InvestmentNews

The actions show a tendency by the agency to punish compliance officers for violations of an SEC rule, known as 206(4)-7, that requires firms to write and implement compliance programs, according to Mr. Gallagher.

As a result, the SEC is “sending a troubling message that CCOs should not take ownership of their firm’s compliance policies and procedures … or worse, that CCOs should opt for less comprehensive policies and procedures,” Mr. Gallagher wrote.

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