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FINRA Issues Interpretive Guidance on Related Performance in Institutional Communications

On June 9, 2017, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) issued an interpretive letter (the “Letter”) permitting the use of Related Performance Information (as defined below) in continuously offered...more

CFA Institute Commences GIPS 20/20 Initiative

The CFA Institute GIPS Executive Committee (the “Executive Committee”) recently issued a consultation paper related to the commencement of its GIPS 20/20 initiative (the “Consultation Paper”). The GIPS 20/20 initiative is an...more

GIPS Guidance Statement on Broadly Distributed Pooled Funds and Potential Impacts

The CFA Institute recently released its Exposure Draft of the Guidance Statement on Broadly Distributed Pooled Funds (the “Proposed Guidance”) intended for firms that claim compliance with the Global Investment Performance...more

FINRA Relaxes Restrictions on Related Performance in Institutional Communications

On May 12, 2015, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) issued an interpretive letter (the “Letter”) permitting the use of Related Performance Information (as defined below) in communications distributed solely...more

Notification Requirement for Firms Claiming Compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS)

The GIPS Executive Committee has approved a new requirement, effective January 1, 2015, that any firm claiming compliance with GIPS must annually notify the CFA Institute of such claim by June 30. Each GIPS-compliant firm...more

Removal of Credit Ratings References

On July 23, 2014, in connection with the adoption of final rules governing the structure and operation of money market funds, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) re-proposed amendments to Rule 2a-7 to implement...more

Summary of New Money Market Fund Rules Adopted by the SEC

On July 23, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) adopted final rules governing the structure and operation of money market funds, in a release adopting amendments to Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company...more

SEC Adopts Floating NAV and Liquidity Fees/Redemption Gates Rules for Money Funds

On July 23, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) adopted final rules governing the structure and operation of money market funds. These rules are discussed in a release adopting amendments to Rule 2a-7 under...more

SEC Administrative Law Judge Bars Investment Manager for Misrepresenting GIPS Compliance

On May 27, 2014, an administrative law judge (ALJ) found ZPR Investment Management, Inc. (ZPRIM) and its former owner, Max Zavanelli, to have violated the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 for publishing misleading...more

Update on GIPS Guidance Statement on Pooled Funds and Potential Impacts - Remarks from the GIPS Standards 2013 Annual Conference

At the Global Investment Performance Standards (“GIPS®”, or “GIPS Standards”) 2013 Annual Conference, held Sept. 19th and 20th in Boston, MA, speakers Annie Lo (CFA Institute) and Ann Putallaz (AFP Consulting, LLC) and...more

SEC Proposes Major Revisions to Money Market Fund Rules

On June 5, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) voted to release its long-awaited proposals to make significant revisions to the rules governing money market mutual funds (“money funds”), as well as to adopt...more

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