WASHINGTON -- The SEC is putting advisors on notice that its examiners will cast a wide net in their reviews of investment advisors over the coming year, identifying a litany of priorities that includes probing for fraudulent activity, conflicts of interest and paying a visit to advisors who have never been examined before.

The exam priorities were selected by senior staff from the 12 offices of the SEC's National Examination Program, which oversees investment advisors and companies, broker-dealers, exchanges and self-regulatory organizations, and clearing and transfer agents.

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