Elliott Curzon

Elliott Curzon

Dechert LLP

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Effect of Recent New York City Amendments May Limit Brokers and Advisers in Conducting Credit and Background Checks on Potential...

The New York City Council recently passed two amendments to the New York City Human Rights Law that are likely to substantially affect the manner in which firms in New York City may evaluate the qualifications and background...more

10/5/2015 - Background Checks Broker-Dealer Brokers Credit Checks Criminal Background Checks Fair Chance Act FINRA Human Rights Investment Adviser Registered Investment Advisors SCDEA SEC SRO

SEC Adopts New Financial Responsibility and Reporting Requirements for U.S.-Registered Broker-Dealers

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) recently approved amendments to its net capital, customer protection, books and records, notification and reporting requirements for broker-dealers, in an effort...more

8/29/2013 - Audits Broker-Dealer Financial Regulatory Reform New Regulations Reporting Requirements SEC Surety & Fidelity

SEC Adopts Retail Foreign Exchange Rule in Order to Prevent Dodd-Frank Amendment from Disrupting the Retail Forex Markets

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on July 11, 2013 adopted Rule 15b12-1 (“Final Rule”) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 as amended (“Exchange Act”) in order to allow market participants to continue...more

8/5/2013 - CEA Disruptive Trading Practices Dodd-Frank Eligible Contract Participant Final Rules Foreign Exchanges Retail Market SEC

SEC Approves Final Rules that (1) Permit General Solicitation and General Advertising in Rule 506 and Rule 144A Offerings and (2)...

The SEC has amended Rule 506 of Regulation D and Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933 (Securities Act) to (1) permit, in certain circumstances, an issuer to engage in general solicitation and general advertising in...more

7/28/2013 - Accredited Investors Advertising Bad Actors Broker-Dealer Dodd-Frank Form D Filing Fund Managers General Solicitation Rule 144A Rule 506 Offerings Safe Harbors SEC Securities Act of 1933 Social Media

Investment Portals Addressed in SEC Staff Guidance Under JOBS Act; No-Action Letters Also Issued

Technology has spawned the formation of new internet-based marketplaces for illiquid and restricted securities. In most instances, these markets are operated by entities registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange...more

5/15/2013 - AngelList Broker-Dealer Fundersclub.com Funding Portal Investors JOBS Act No-Action Letters SEC Securities Exchange Act

Recent SEC Actions Focus on Broker-Dealer Activity of Private Funds, Highlight Perils, and Generate Controversy

A recent public statement by a member of the senior staff (“Staff”) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and recent SEC enforcement actions have reminded private equity and other private fund managers (such as...more

4/22/2013 - Broker-Dealer Finders Fund Managers Investment Adviser Marketing Private Funds Ranieri Partners Registration SEC Securities Exchange Act Transaction-Based Compensation

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