ICAA Report on Pay to Play Released
The Association Argues against the SEC Proposals
The Investment Counsel Association of America on May 15 issued a report on Pay-to-Play and the Investment Advisory Profession.
The report argues against the specifics of the SEC proposal on pay-to-play practices by investment advisers. It argues instead that the SEC instead should define pay-to-play as the practice of an investment adviser or its employees giving political contributions for the purpose of obtaining the award or retention of investment advisory contracts by government entities.
The report also provides best practices guidelines for investment advisers’ codes of ethics. The report may be accessed from http://www.icaa.org/html/comments___statements.html
SEC Chairman Levitt praised the report and specifically its best practices provisions. The SEC press release is available at http://www.sec.gov/news/paytopla.htm
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