Gregory Nowak

Gregory Nowak

Pepper Hamilton LLP

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Data Privacy And Cybersecurity For Investment Funds

In This Presentation: - WHY IS DATA PRIVACY AND SECURITY IMPORTANT? ..Why is it important to protect data? ..SEC Cybersecurity Risk Alert ..FINRA Scrutiny - BEFORE THE BREACH ...more

11/11/2014 - Compliance Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection FINRA Investment Funds SEC

Investment Management Update - Focus on Data Privacy and Cybersecurity [Video]

Pepper partners Gregory J. Nowak and Angelo A. Stio III discussed data privacy and cybersecurity issues for investment funds during a recent webinar for West LegalEdcenter. This podcast is a recording of their...more

11/10/2014 - Cyber Attacks Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Data-Sharing FINRA Investment Management Personally Identifiable Information Popular SEC

CFTC Grants Exemptive Relief to Private Fund Managers: General Solicitation Conditionally Permitted

The JOBS Act and the regulations thereunder (which went effective on September 23, 2013) applies to private issuers – including hedge funds and private equity funds – that want to make general solicitations within the context...more

9/18/2014 - CFTC Fund Managers General Solicitation JOBS Act Private Equity Private Funds Rule 506 Offerings

SEC Approves New Rules to Address Run Risks in Money Market Funds

In This Presentation: - Introduction - Post 2008 Regulatory History - Classifying Money Market Funds - Floating Nav - Liquidity Fees And Redemption Gates - Liquidity Fees -...more

9/16/2014 - Asset Diversification Disclosure Requirements Dodd-Frank Floating NAV Liquidity Fees Money Market Funds Proposed Regulation Redemption Gates SEC Stress Tests

Thomson Reuters Session - April: Investment Management, Hedge Funds & Registered Mutual Funds: What's Happening Now? [Video]

Pepper partner Gregory J. Nowak has regularly hosted a roundtable in Pepper’s New York office for private funds and their managers to discuss issues in the investment management world. He has recently started to give a...more

5/5/2014 - Appearance Policy Enforcement Actions Hedge Funds Investment Adviser SEC

Top 5 Things You Should Know About Online Direct (P2P) Lending Law And Regulations — Before You Do Anything Else!

Few people following the crowdfunding space have been able to ignore the recent meteoric rise of online direct lending, often called “peer-to-peer” (P2P) lending. What started out as a simple one-to-multiple consumer lending...more

4/30/2014 - Broker-Dealer Crowdfunding FINRA Investment Adviser Investment Opportunities Lending SEC

New Manager Forum Panel III – Post-launch Matters [Video]

Launching a new hedge fund or private equity fund can be one of the most exciting and rewarding ventures a person will ever undertake-and it can also be the most challenging, given today's competitive and demanding investing...more

3/11/2014 - Fund Managers Hedge Funds Managers Private Equity

New Manager Forum Panel II – Launch Issues [Video]

Launching a new hedge fund or private equity fund can be one of the most exciting and rewarding ventures a person will ever undertake-and it can also be the most challenging, given today's competitive and demanding investing...more

3/11/2014 - Fund Managers Hedge Funds Managers Private Equity

New Manager Forum Panel I - Critical Pre-launch Considerations [Video]

Launching a new hedge fund or private equity fund can be one of the most exciting and rewarding ventures a person will ever undertake-and it can also be the most challenging, given today's competitive and demanding investing...more

3/11/2014 - Fund Managers Hedge Funds Managers Private Equity

New Congressional Bill Would Exempt Business Brokers From Full SEC/FINRA Broker Registration

On November 4, 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, by a 57-0 vote, ordered H.R. 2274 to be reported for further consideration. The bill, named the “Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions,...more

12/19/2013 - Broker-Dealer Brokers Exemptions FINRA Proposed Legislation Registration SEC

Crowdfunding And Peer-To-Peer Lending: Legal Framework And Risks; Peer-To-Peer Lending Meetup New York

In This Presentation: - Crowdfunding - SEC Rules are Out - now what? ..JOBS Act Overview ..Crowdfunding background ..Backdrop: Current Crowdfunding Landscape – Five* Varieties ..Public Equity...more

12/18/2013 - Crowdfunding JOBS Act Lending Peer-to-Peer SEC

First Formal Pay-To-Play Exemption Request

In 2011, so-called “pay-to-play” prohibitions under the Investment Advisers Act Rule 206(4)-5 (the Rule) went into effect. A recent U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) exemptive order application addresses one...more

11/18/2013 - Exemptions Pay-To-Play SEC

The SEC’s Proposed Rule Changes Under The JOBS Act

As much as the elimination of the ban on general solicitation of private placements through the passage of Rule 506(c) creates significant opportunities for private issuers, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)...more

9/19/2013 - Disclosure Requirements Form D Filing General Solicitation JOBS Act Proposed Regulation Regulation D Rule 506 Offerings SEC

The Impact Of Rule 506(c) On Private Funds And Their Managers Who Are Legally Avoiding Full Registration As Commodity Pool...

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) directed the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to eliminate the prohibition against general solicitation or general advertising in any offering of securities...more

9/5/2013 - CFTC Commodities Exchange Act Commodity Pool Fund Managers General Solicitation JOBS Act Private Equity Funds Private Funds Rule 506 Offerings SEC

Broker In Disguise?

In this month’s challenge, Pepper Hamilton partners Christopher Rossi and Gregory Nowak explain when a firm may need to consider registering as a brokerdealer with the SEC. Originally Published in PEI's Private Equity...more

8/29/2013 - Broker-Dealer JOBS Act New Regulations Regulation D SEC Securities Exchange Act

Choosing The Right Counsel For A Cross-Border Fund Formation

ABC Capital wants to set up a fund that will invest in a new asset class, and anticipates that the investors will be drawn from inside and outside the United States....more

8/22/2013 - Cross-Border

JOBS Act Implementation Regulations [Video]

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) regulations, which were announced on July 10 and which become effective on September 23, promise a new era for capital raising for operating companies and private funds...more

8/12/2013 - Accredited Investors Advertising Bad Actors Filing Requirements General Solicitation JOBS Act New Regulations Private Equity Regulation D Rule 144A Rule 156 Rule 506 Offerings SEC

Introduction To JOBS Act Regulations Effective On September 23, 2013

On July 10 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted implementing regulations under the JOBS Act of 2012 (concerning the relaxation of the prohibitions against “general solicitations” under Regulation D under the...more

8/2/2013 - Accredited Investors Advertising Bad Actors Disqualification Dodd-Frank General Solicitation JOBS Act Regulation D SEC

SEC And European Securities Regulators Enter Into Cooperation Agreements To Share Information Regarding Fund Managers

On July 18, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with various member states of the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) formalizing an agreement...more

7/30/2013 - Asset Management Fund Managers Information Sharing Private Funds SEC

Form PF Filing Deadlines Loom For Midsized Hedge And PE Fund Advisers – Some Key Mechanical And Timing Issues

By now, most investment advisers registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have either (a) filed a Form PF, (b) are preparing to file a Form PF, (c) have determined that, since they do not advise “private...more

2/25/2013 - Form PF Investment Adviser Private Equity Funds

Investment Funds Need To Be Aware: Broker-Dealer Private Placement Compliance Requirements Are Now In Effect

New FINRA Rule 5123 is now applicable and investment funds need to be cognizant of its requirements. Approved last June, Rule 5123 requires FINRA member firms (principally broker-dealers) participating in private placements...more

2/6/2013 - Broker-Dealer Compliance Filing Requirements FINRA Fundraisers Investment Funds JOBS Act Private Placements SEC

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