The Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the Securities and Exchange Commission has announced its examination priorities for 2018. This year, the OCIE’s examination priorities fall within the following categories: examining compliance and risks in critical market infrastructures; protecting retail investors, including seniors and those saving for retirement; continuing oversight over the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board; prioritizing cybersecurity; and reviewing anti-money laundering programs.

OCIE’s release on its examination priorities is available here.