Brett Ackerman

Brett Ackerman

Latham & Watkins LLP

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CFTC Staff Issues Relief from Ownership and Control Reporting Rules

The conditional, time-limited no-action letter extends certain compliance deadlines under the new rules. On November 18, 2013, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) published final rules on Ownership and...more

8/29/2014 - CFTC Compliance No-Action Letters OCR Recordkeeping Requirements Reporting Requirements

SEC Finalizes Partial Framework for the Cross-Border Application of its Derivatives Regulations

The SEC Final Rule is the SEC’s first major step toward implementing its final regulatory regime under Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act. On June 25, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved a final...more

7/31/2014 - Compliance Cross-Border Derivatives Dodd-Frank SEC Title VII

Updated: CFTC FORM 40/40S Reporting Requirements

Note: This version includes an additional section on cross-border considerations. Significant amendments to the CFTC’s large trader reporting program will apply as of August 15, 2014. The U.S. Commodity...more

7/18/2014 - CFTC Compliance Cross-Border Derivatives Dodd-Frank Reporting Requirements Swaps

CFTC FORM 40/40S Reporting Requirements

Significant amendments to the CFTC’s large trader reporting program will apply as of August 15, 2014. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has seemingly increased the number of Form 40/40S requests it...more

6/26/2014 - Aggregation Rules CFTC Dodd-Frank Position Limits Reporting Requirements

CFTC Staff to Host Position Limits and Aggregation Roundtable

Market participants are encouraged to submit further comments to the Commission. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on May 27, 2014 announced that it will hold a public roundtable at the CFTC on Thursday,...more

5/30/2014 - Aggregation Rules CFTC Commodities Market Participants Proposed Regulation Public Comment Rulemaking Process Swaps

SEC Approves Significant Amendments to FINRA Rules 5110 and 5121

The amendments simplify and refine the scope of FINRA’s corporate financing and conflict of interest rules in several important respects. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently approved two proposals...more

5/23/2014 - Banks Compliance Corporate Governance Financial Regulatory Reform FINRA SEC

FINRA’s Proposed Limited Broker Regime Falls Short of Private Fund Needs

FINRA proposes a new “lite” registration regime for private placements and M&A activity. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) recently issued Regulatory Notice regarding proposed rules (Proposed...more

3/20/2014 - Brokers FINRA Private Funds Securities Exchange Act

A More Practical Approach to Broker-Dealer Registration

Recent SEC no-action letter provides business brokers relief from federal broker-dealer registration requirement. On January 31, 2014, the Division of Trading and Markets of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission...more

2/19/2014 - Broker-Dealer Brokers No-Action Letters SEC Securities Exchange Act

CFTC Re-Proposes Position Limits Rule and Proposes Revised Aggregation Requirements

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), on November 5, 2013, re- proposed a rulemaking (the Re-­Proposed Rule) that would establish specific limits on speculative positions in 28 physical commodity futures and...more

12/18/2013 - Aggregation Rules CFTC Common Ownership Compliance Dodd-Frank Position Limits

CFTC Issues Guidance, Exemptions In Advance of SEF Rule Compliance Date

Staff responds to industry concerns and confusion surrounding SEF operations and onboarding. One of the key aspects of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act) is...more

10/18/2013 - CFTC Compliance Deadlines Dodd-Frank Exemptions SEFs Title VII

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