On August 21, 2023, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued an order imposing civil monetary penalties against Titan Global Capital Management USA LLC (“Titan”) for violations of the new investment adviser Marketing Rule, Rule 206(4)-1. The new rule had a mandatory compliance date of November 4, 2022, but advisers could voluntarily adopt the rule sooner.
Titan elected to comply with the new rule in June 2021; however, the firm did not adopt new policies and procedures or adapt its practices as required by the new rule. Between August 2021 and October 2022, Titan violated the new Marketing Rule by advertising hypothetical performance without adopting policies and procedures reasonably designed to ensure the hypothetical performance was relevant to client’s or prospective client’s financial situation and investment objectives and also by failing to provide information underlying the hypothetical performance as required by the new rule. Continue reading ›