Steve Ganis

Steve Ganis

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A Committee of Fund Manager Personnel May Not Be Able to Provide the Requisite Consent on Behalf of the Fund for a Principal...

Fund managers may wish from time to time to conduct, or for their principals or affiliates to conduct, securities transactions opposite the fund. The Advisers Act prohibits such transactions – called “principal transactions”...more

6/26/2014 - Consent Equity Transactions Fund Managers Securities

The Case That Could Significantly Disrupt How Companies Manage Their Gift Card Programs and Could Create Billions of Dollars in...

Every company with a gift card program should be aware of the recently unsealed qui tam case in Delaware titled State of Delaware ex rel. French v. Card Compliant, LLC, et al., N13C-06-289 (Superior Court of Delaware, New...more

5/21/2014 - False Claims Act False Reporting Gift-Cards Qui Tam Unclaimed Property

Regulators Approve Final Volcker Rule

After several years and 18,000 comments, yesterday regulators braved a “snow covered” Washington and voted to approve a final rule to prohibit banks from engaging in proprietary trading, known as the Volcker rule. As industry...more

12/12/2013 - CEOs CFTC Dodd-Frank Exemptions FDIC Federal Reserve Hedge Funds Market Making OCC Private Equity Proprietary Trading Reporting Requirements Sovereign Debt Volcker Rule

FINRA Provides Guidance on the Applicability of the Suitability Rule to Broker-Dealers Marketing Private Placements in the EB-5...

In an interpretive letter to a broker-dealer dated August 26, 2013, FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) interpreted the suitability requirements under Rule 2111 for recommendations to foreign nationals making...more

9/17/2013 - Broker-Dealer EB-5 FINRA Foreign Investment Suitability Rule Visas

New Swap Business Conduct and Record-Keeping Regulations Kick in for Municipal Bond Issuers and Borrowers

Beginning May 1, 2013, many new business conduct regulations adopted by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”) will begin to...more

4/18/2013 - Borrowers CFTC Dodd-Frank End-Users ISDA Municipal Bonds Recordkeeping Requirements Swap Dealers Swaps

Two Recent SEC No Action Letters Establish Standards for Crowdsourcing Online Platforms Limited to "Accredited Investors" to Avoid...

In two recent no action letters, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) granted no action relief for two venture capital online funding platforms, the FundersClub, Inc. (“FundersClub”) and AngelList, LLC...more

4/11/2013 - Accredited Investors AngelList Broker-Dealer Carried Interest Fundersclub.com No-Action Letters Private Placements SEC Securities Exchange Act

New FINRA Rule 5123 Regarding Private Placements of Securities Effective December 3, 2012

In an effort to enhance oversight and investor protection over private placement activity of firms on behalf of other issuers, new Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) Rule 5123 became effective on December...more

1/4/2013 - Commodity Pool Exemptions FINRA Private Investment Funds Private Placements Securities

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