Regulatory Updates

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New - CARES Act

Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion relief package to provide economic stability to offset the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020. On April 24, 2020 an additional $484 billion in stimulus funding was added to the CARES Act, including $380 billion aimed to help small business. The Act includes provisions for state and local governments, small and large businesses, and hospitals affected by the coronavirus.

Coronavirus Federal Tax Relief Details | William Blair »  
CARES Act Relief for Retirement Plan Sponsors and Participants | Capital Group »  
Webinar Replay: CARES Act Insights for Retirement Plan and Client Financial Plans »  

Small Business Resources
Small Business Guide to Emergency Loans | US Chamber of Commerce »  
Summary of CARES Act Small Business and Tax Provisions | AssetMark »
What the CARES Act Means for Small Business Webinar »  


On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement (SECURE) Act. This new law makes it easier for employers to provide workplace retirement plans for their full and part-time employees.

The SECURE Act is a Reality in 2020 »  
Here’s how the new retirement legislation could fall short »  
Read summary of updates »  
Read William Blair’s client-approved summary of key changes for 2020 »

Proposed Updates - Investment Adviser Act

On November 4, 2019, the US Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it had voted to propose amendments to modernize the advertising and solicitation rules of the Investment Adviser Act. These proposed amendments are intended to reflect changes in technology, investor expectations and the evolution of the financial services industry.

SEC Proposes Expansive Changes to Marketing and Advertising Rules »
SEC Press Release »  
Summary of changes from Investment News »  
PlanAdviser »  

Additional updates and regulatory news

Proposed update to Accredited Investor Definition »  


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33109 | C20-15403 | 01/2020 | EXP 01/31/2021