Investment advisory firms face tremendous challenges in addressing compliance requirements. The costs associated with administering an effective program. The time needed for issue monitoring. The rapidly changing and increasingly complex regulatory environment. Demands from institutional prospects for proof of operational excellence. The need to demonstrate the effectiveness of programs to regulators. Addressing these issues takes time, money and expertise. Maintaining an effective program can be difficult for even the largest firms, so how do small and mid-sized firms stand a chance when faced with all of these issues?