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SEC Probes Investment Advisers Offering Crypto Custody Without Proper Qualification

Terrill Dicki   Jan 28, 2023 14:20


The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has begun an investigation into traditional financial advisors on Wall Street to determine whether or not these advisors grant custody of digital assets to their customers without having the necessary qualifications. The purpose of this investigation is to determine whether or not these advisors grant custody of digital assets to their customers.

According to an article that was published by Reuters on January 26, which cited "three sources with knowledge of the matter," the investigation that is being conducted by the SEC has been ongoing for a few months, but it appears to have picked up speed after the collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX.

According to the sources, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has never disclosed to the general public the inquiries that it is presently doing since the investigations that it is currently conducting are confidential.

According to a report by Reuters, the majority of the work that the SEC is putting into this investigation is focused on determining whether or not registered investment advisors have complied with the laws and regulations regarding the custody of client cryptocurrency holdings. This is the primary focus of the SEC's investigation into whether or not registered investment advisors have complied with the laws and regulations regarding the custody of client cryptocurrency holdings. The SEC is conducting an investigation into registered investment advisers to see whether or not they have complied with the rules and regulations that govern the custody of client bitcoin assets. This is the major focus of the inquiry.

To be able to continue to comply with the custodial protections outlined in the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and to be able to provide custody services to customers, investment advisory firms are required to be "qualified" under the legislation. This qualification is a prerequisite for providing custody services. This regulation is in place to ensure that consumers of investment advice businesses have access to safe and secure custody services.


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