SEC Proposes Changes to Adviser Custody Rule

On February 15, 2023, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed an enhanced safeguarding rule for registered investment advisers (RIAs) under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. The proposal would require RIAs to implement certain additional measures to protect their clients’ assets from theft or misuse. Additionally, to combat the growing concerns around cryptocurrency and to modernize the Advisers Act, the SEC proposal would expand protection to all assets, not just funds or securities.