Sean Graber

Sean Graber

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Understanding The SEC’s Proposal on Funds’ Use of Derivatives and Other Financial Transactions

On December 11, 2015, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted 3–1 in favor of proposing a new rule—Rule 18f-4 (Proposed Rule) under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (1940 Act). If adopted, the rule will have a...more

3/25/2016 - Derivatives Investment Advisers Act of 1940 Investment Companies Rule 18f-4 SEC

SEC Staff Issues Guidance on Mutual Fund Distribution Arrangements

Recently issued SEC staff guidance reminds mutual fund directors of their obligations to evaluate fund payments to financial intermediaries and emphasizes investment advisers’ and other service providers’ obligation to...more

1/29/2016 - Board of Directors Guidance Update Intermediaries Investment Adviser Investment Company Act of 1940 Mutual Funds SEC

SEC Proposes Requirements for Funds’ Use of Derivatives and Other Financial Transactions

If adopted, the proposed requirements would significantly alter funds’ ability to enter into derivatives and other financial transactions, present new operational challenges, expand reporting requirements, and impose new and...more

12/15/2015 - Board of Directors Derivatives Investment Companies Proposed Regulation Reporting Requirements SEC

BE-180 Deadline Approaching: Fund Managers, Private Funds, and Registered Investment Companies May Be Required to File

The November 1, 2015 deadline is approaching for US financial services providers—including many US fund managers, private funds, and registered investment companies—to file a BE-180 with the US Department of Commerce....more

9/18/2015 - BE-180 BEA Benchmarks Filing Deadlines Financial Institutions Fund Managers Investment Companies Private Funds Surveys Time Extensions U.S. Commerce Department

The New Era of Money Market Fund Regulation

On July 23, 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted 3–2 to significantly amend the regulatory framework of money market mutual funds (MMFs), particularly Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act of...more

10/2/2014 - Disclosure Requirements Floating NAV Liquidity Fees Money Market Funds Redemption Gates Regulatory Agenda Regulatory Standards Reporting Requirements SEC Stress Tests

SEC Warns About Exemptive Order Compliance

Division of Investment Management's guidance reminds firms to comply with conditions and representations in exemptive orders and notes that consequences for noncompliance may be "severe."...more

5/20/2013 - Compliance ETFs Exemptive Orders OCIE OIG SEC

SEC Settles Suit for Misleading Advisory Contract Approval Disclosure

Settlement with mutual fund directors and service providers serves as a reminder of responsibilities for disclosures relating to the approval of investment advisory contracts and provides insight into SEC enforcement...more

5/10/2013 - Advisory Contracts Disclosure Requirements Investment Adviser Investment Company Act of 1940 Mutual Funds SEC Settlement

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