With the SEC continuing to focus on investment adviser compliance, a recent presentation hosted by compliance solutions provider MyComplianceOffice (MCO) and compliance consultant NorthPoint Compliance offered timely and practical guidance on preparing for SEC examinations, the examination process and examination trends. The program was moderated by Stephen Taylor, chief commercial officer at MCO, and featured Victoria Hogan, NorthPoint’s president, and Colleen Montemarano, a NorthPoint consultant, each of whom has more than six years’ experience as an SEC compliance examiner. This article highlights the key insights from the presentation. For another discussion of the exam process, see our two-part series: “What Hedge Fund Managers Need to Know About Getting Through an SEC Examination” (Jun. 16, 2016); and “Fees, Conflicts, Investment Allocations and Other Hot Topics” (Jun. 30, 2016).