WASHINGTON -- Advisors who are new registrants with the SEC or veterans who haven't been examined in many years should expect to hear from regulators in short order, according to a prominent securities lawyer.

Thomas Giachetti, the chair of the securities practice group at the law firm Stark and Stark, described a significantly more aggressive SEC that is more closely scrutinizing the RIAs under its purview, in a presentation Monday at the annual Schwab Impact conference.

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