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Advocates Hope Reform of SEC Advertising Rule Will Ease Advisers' Use of Social Media

November 7, 2018

Advocates Hope Reform of SEC Advertising Rule Will Ease Advisers' Use of Social Media

November 6, 2018 | Mark Schoeff Jr. | InvestmentNews

The Securities and Exchange Commission's review of its advertising rule is raising hopes that it will result in easing investment advisers' use of social media.

In its fall regulatory agenda, the SEC indicated it intends to propose changes to the measure by next April. The regulation, which has been on the books since the 1960s, hasn't kept up with developments in the advice industry or technology, according to compliance experts and adviser advocates.

"It's a rule that's in desperate need of refreshing," said Todd Cipperman, principal at Cipperman Compliance Services.

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