James Van De Graaff

James Van De Graaff

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

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Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 45

SEC/CORPORATE - SEC Division of Corporation Finance Issues Revised and Additional C&DIs Relating to Form S-8 - On November 9, the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission issued two...more

11/21/2016 - Banking Sector Broker-Dealer C&DIs CCPs CFTC Derivatives Clearing Organizations EMIR EU European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) FDIC Proxy Season Recordkeeping Requirements SEC SRO Stress Tests

Foreign Listed Stock Index Futures and Options Approval Chart November 2016

This Foreign Listed Stock Index Futures and Options Approvals chart is current as of November 2016....more

11/15/2016 - Foreign Exchanges Futures Securities Exchanges Stock Options

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 42

SEC/CORPORATE - SEC Division of Corporation Finance Issues C&DIs on Exempt Offerings Under Rule 701 and Sales of Securities Under Rule 144(d) - On October 19, the staff of the Division of Corporation Finance of...more

10/31/2016 - C&DIs EU EU Market Abuse Regulation (EU MAR) Government Bonds Market Soundings Public Communications Regulation AT Regulation SCI Rule 144 UK

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 41

SEC/CORPORATE – SEC Division of Corporation Finance Issues Five Additional C&DIs Relating to Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule – On October 18, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance...more

10/24/2016 - C&DIs Capital Acquisition Broker (CAB) EU Money Market Funds Pay Ratio Regulation S-K Remuneration RTO TRACE UCITS UK

Foreign Listed Stock Index Futures and Options Approval Chart October 2016

Attached please find the updated Foreign Listed Stock Index Futures and Options Approvals Chart, current as of October 2016. All prior versions are superseded and should be discarded. Please note the following developments...more

10/19/2016 - CFTC Foreign Listed Stock Index Futures Stock Options

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 40

BROKER-DEALER – “Trade Match” and “Trade Acceptance” Clearing Submissions on FINRA’s Alternative Display Facility – On October 7, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority issued a Trade Reporting Notice regarding...more

10/17/2016 - Block Trades Cross-Border Transactions Cybersecurity EU Foreign Subsidiaries MiFID II SEFs Senior Managers Insurers Regime (SMIR) Transparency UK

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 39

SEC/CORPORATE SEC - Staff No Longer Requires “Tandy” Representations in Filing Reviews - On October 5, the staff (Staff) of the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that, effective immediately, a company...more

10/10/2016 - Alternative Trading Systems CRD IV Directive EU Market Abuse Regulation (EU MAR) Memorandum of Understanding No-Action Letters Proxy Access Remuneration Tandy Letter

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 35

BROKER-DEALER FINRA – Proposes Changes to Its Inter-Dealer Quotation System for OTC Equity Securities – The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has proposed changes to its inter-dealer quotation system referred...more

9/13/2016 - Cybersecurity Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) FINRA Japan MiFID II UK Uncleared Swaps

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 34

SEC/CORPORATE - SEC Increases Registration Statement Filing Fees for Fiscal Year 2017 - On August 31, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that, effective October 1, the fees that public companies and...more

9/7/2016 - Electronic Filing EU Filing Fees IOSCO MSRB PACs Pay-To-Play Registration Statement UK

SEC Approves a Streamlined FINRA Rule Set for Certain Broker-Dealers Engaged Only in Limited Capital Raising Activities

On August 18, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an order approving proposed Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules exclusively applicable to firms that meet the definition of a "capital...more

9/2/2016 - Broker-Dealer Capital Acquisition Broker (CAB) FINRA SEC

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 32

SEC/CORPORATE - 2016 Amendments to Delaware General Corporation Law Highlight Two-Step Mergers and Appraisal Rights - On August 1, a number of amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law (DGCL) went into...more

8/22/2016 - Amended Regulation Appraisal Rights Delaware General Corporation Law Disclosure Requirements EU Market Abuse Regulation (EU MAR) Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Forex Mergers SIFMA Swap Dealers

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 31

BROKER-DEALER - FINRA Issues Notice Regarding SEC’s Approval of New NMS Stock Recording and Reporting Requirements Rule - On August 8, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority issued Regulatory Notice 16-28,...more

8/15/2016 - Alternative Trading Systems Chief Compliance Officers EU FCMs Interpretive Letters Margin Requirements Meals-Gifts-and Entertainment Rules No-Action Relief Regulation NMS Regulation Technical Standards (RTS) Swap Dealers TRACE

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 30

BROKER-DEALER - FINRA Adopts Amendments on Resumption of Trading - The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has adopted amendments to clarify the operation of the Regulation NMS Plan to Address Extraordinary...more

8/8/2016 - Bail-In Provisions BRRD EU MiFID II Regulation NMS Senior Managers Insurers Regime (SMIR) UK UK Brexit Whistleblowers

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 29

BROKER-DEALER - Proposed FINRA Rule Change To Clarify the Operation of the Regulation NMS Plan To Address Extraordinary Market Volatility - The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is filing a proposed rule...more

8/1/2016 - Canada Comment Period EU EU Cybersecurity Directives Insolvency Registration Requirement Regulation NMS UK

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 27

BREXIT UPDATE - Nathaniel Lalone, a Financial Services partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP, will continue to share his insight into the evolution of the relationship between the United Kingdom and European Union in...more

7/18/2016 - Block Trades C&DIs Comment Period EU-US Privacy Shield GAAP IFRS Proposed Regulation Qualified Client SEC Security-Based Swaps UK Brexit

SEC Approves IEX as a National Securities Exchange and Issues Interpretation To Allow IEX "Speed Bump"

As has been widely reported, the application of Investors' Exchange, LLC (IEX) to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a national securities exchange has generated unprecedented interest and a fair...more

6/24/2016 - Flash Boys High Frequency Trading Investors' Exchange (IEX) SEC Securities Exchanges

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 23

SEC/CORPORATE - SEC Adopts Amendment to Form 10-K Permitting the Summary of Business and Financial Information - On June 1, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted an interim final rule (Rule), as mandated...more

6/13/2016 - Algorithmic Trading European Commission Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) Form 10-K Interest Rate Swaps MiFID II Registration Requirement Security-Based Swaps Swap Clearing

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 22

BROKER-DEALER FINRA - Issues Guidance With Respect to Stop Orders and Volatile Market Conditions - On May 26, FINRA issued guidance encouraging firms to review their policies with respect to the use of stop orders...more

6/6/2016 - CFPB Comment Period EU EU Market Abuse Regulation (EU MAR) Federal Reserve Foreign Exchanges Payday Loans Position Limits Proposed Regulation SEFs Shadow Banking UK

SEC Enforcement Action Highlights Need for Private Equity Firms to Consider Broker-Dealer Registration

A recent SEC enforcement action against a private equity firm highlights issues identified in a recent speech by the Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Division of Enforcement as well as an issue...more

6/3/2016 - Broker-Dealer Enforcement Actions Private Equity Funds Registration Requirement SEC

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 21

SEC/CORPORATE - SEC Releases Target Dates for Proposed and Final Rulemaking - The Securities and Exchange Commission recently published its agenda with respect to upcoming rulemaking, including rulemaking...more

5/31/2016 - Cross-Border Transactions Deposit Accounts EU European Union Delegated Act (EUDA) FDIC Margin Requirements MiFID II Recordkeeping Requirements Rulemaking Process SEC UK

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 16

SEC/CORPORATE SEC Releases Registration Fee Estimator On April 18, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced the release of an online tool that will assist companies in calculating registration fees relating to...more

4/25/2016 - Business Conduct Standards Canada Chief Compliance Officers Dodd-Frank EDGAR EU High Frequency Trading Major Swap Participants Memorandum of Understanding NCUA Pensions SFTR UK

The SEC Approves a FINRA Rule Amendment Requiring Registration of Associated Persons Who Design or Develop Algorithmic Trading...

On April 7, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved amendments to NASD Rule 1032(f) which will require registration as Securities Traders of associated persons who are primarily responsible for the design,...more

4/15/2016 - Algorithmic Trading Associated Persons FINRA NASD Registration Requirement SEC

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 14

BROKER-DEALER - SEC Approves FINRA’s Proposed Expansion of Supplement Schedule for Derivatives and Off-Balance Sheet Items - On April 5, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority released Regulatory Notice 16-11...more

4/11/2016 - CFTC Corporate Governance EU Exchange-Traded Products FDIC Filing Requirements FINRA Guidance Update MiFIR Natural Gas Remuneration Swaps UCITS V

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 13

BROKER-DEALER - FINRA Proposes Amendment to Transactions in Exchange-Traded Managed Fund Shares Rule - On March 29, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a...more

4/4/2016 - Derivatives EU EU Market Abuse Regulation (EU MAR) European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Exchange-Traded Products FINRA

SEC Announces Creation of Office of Risk and Strategy

On March 8, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced the creation of the Office of Risk and Strategy (ORS) within the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE)....more

3/15/2016 - Administrative Boards OCIE Registered Investment Advisors SEC SEC Examination Priorities

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