Webinar - Tips for Managing Compliance Testing and the Annual Review

Friday, April 22, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (ET)

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Learn how to manage your firm’s compliance testing program and annual review process. Hear what the SEC expects firms to do, ways to involve business colleagues, and practical ideas to integrate your firm’s everyday processes into testing, documentation, and the annual review.

Key takeaways:

  • Identify what the SEC might look for in your testing program and annual review
  • Learn how committees can help in the testing process
  • Customize your program to develop reporting processes to senior management
  • Create strong internal controls, “to do” lists, and plans of action
  • Review sample forms for testing and annual review reporting


  • Monique S. Botkin, Associate General Counsel, Investment Adviser Association (Moderator)
  • Michelle J. Katauskas, Chief Compliance Officer and Director of Operations, Fairpointe Capital, LLC
  • Michelle B. Kennedy, President, Compass Compliance Services, LLC


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About the Presenters

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Monique S. Botkin is Associate General Counsel of the Investment Adviser Association. Ms. Botkin served as an attorney in the SEC’s Division of Investment Management disclosure review office from 2013 to 2014 and rejoined the IAA in November 2014. Prior to joining the IAA, Ms. Botkin was an associate at Dechert LLP and at Alston & Bird LLP. She earned her B.A. in government and politics from the University of Maryland and her J.D., cum laude, from Southwestern University School of Law, where she was an editor of the Law Review.
Download to see image Michelle B. Kennedy is President of Compass Compliance Services, LLC. Formerly Ms. Kennedy served as Vice President and Director of Compliance Platform Services for WealthTrust LLC, an investment management holding company with ten affiliated registered investment advisory firms. Prior to joining WealthTrust, she was Vice President of Greenwood Capital Associates. Ms. Kennedy is past president and founding member of the Advent User Group. She received her B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from Clemson University.
Download to see image Michelle J. Katauskas serves as Chief Compliance Officer and Director of Operations of Fairpointe Capital LLC, and is a member of the firm’s Executive Team. Her responsibilities include all compliance and regulatory affairs for the firm, overseeing back office operations and trading activity. Prior to joining Fairpointe Capital, Ms. Katauskas served as the Chief Compliance Officer and VP of Operations at a predecessor firm. Before that, Ms. Katauskas was employed at William Blair & Company, LLC. Ms. Katauskas received a B.A. in Finance from DePaul University.

Paid Registration Cancellation or Substitution

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