Allison Yacker

Allison Yacker

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

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Significant Changes to Form ADV and Performance Advertising Rules Adopted

On August 25, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted amendments to Form ADV and to certain rules promulgated under the Investment Adviser Act of 1940, as amended (the "Advisers Act"). These amendments will be...more

9/6/2016 - Advertising Disclosure Requirements Form ADV Investment Adviser Recordkeeping Requirements SEC Separately Managed Accounts (SMA)

Public Company Sanctioned by SEC for Including Illegal Anti-Whistleblower Provisions in Severance Agreements

In a speech on April 30, 2015. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Mary Jo White noted that... Please see full Advisory below for more information....more

8/17/2016 - Enforcement Actions SEC Securities Exchange Act Severance Agreements Whistleblower Awards

SEC Proposes Rule Requiring Investment Advisers To Adopt Business Continuity and Transition Plans

On June 28, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed a new rule, Rule 206(4)-4 (the "Proposed Rule") under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the "Advisers Act"), that would make it unlawful for an...more

7/14/2016 - Business Continuity Plans Comment Period Investment Advisers Act of 1940 Policies and Procedures Registered Investment Advisors SEC

Victim of Fraud Sued for Fraud

On November 16, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sued an investment adviser, Virtus Investment Advisers, Inc., who had hired another adviser, F Squared Investments, Inc., to sub-advise certain mutual funds...more

11/25/2015 - ETFs Investment Adviser Investment Fraud Negligence SEC

BEA Filing Deadline Looms For US Persons With Foreign Affiliates

Every five years, the US Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) conducts a survey concerning the extent of investment abroad by US individuals and entities (US persons). In the past, only US persons...more

5/27/2015 - BEA Foreign Affiliates Foreign Direct Investment Reporting Requirements

Marketing Investment Management Services to Public Retirement Systems: Complying with Applicable Laws and Regulations

It is well-known that high-profile jurisdictions such as California and New York City have in certain instances placed lobbyist registration requirements on investment managers that solicit investment advisory business from...more

8/7/2013 - Investment Management Marketing New Regulations Pensions Retirement Retirement Plan

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