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Private Fund Update - April 14, 2014

In this issue: - The 113th Congress - The Administration - Securities and Exchange Commission - Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) - Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) -...more

Private Fund Update - April 7, 2014

In this issue: - The 113th Congress - The Administration - Securities and Exchange Commission - Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) - Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) -...more

Private Fund Update - March 31, 2014

In this issue: - The 113th Congress - The Administration - Securities and Exchange Commission - Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) - Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) -...more

"Chairman Camp’s Proposals Place REITs in the Crosshairs"

On February 25, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman David Camp (R. Mich.) proposed a dramatic overhaul of the U.S. tax code (the Code). While the “Tax Reform Act of 2014,” (the Proposals) contains a number of previously...more

Private Fund Update - February 18, 2014

In this issue: - The 113th Congress - Securities and Exchange Commission - Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) - The Administration - Congressional Budget Office (CBO) - Small...more

Legislature Considers Allowing Alternative Currencies

Last March, I pointed out that Corporations Code Section 107 prohibits any corporation, flexible purpose corporation, association or individual from issuing or putting in circulation, as money, anything but the lawful money...more

Private Fund Update - February 10, 2014

In this issue: - The 113th Congress - Securities and Exchange Commission - Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) - Congressional Budget Office (CBO) - The Administration -...more

Private Fund Update - February 3, 2014

In this issue: - The 113th Congress - Securities and Exchange Commission - Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) - The Administration - Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) -...more

"Government Affairs and Government Procurement: Pressure to Comply Continues to Grow in 2014"

With increased attention to transparency in corporate political spending, disclosure of so-called “dark money” and a new rule for municipal advisors, corporations and other organizations active in government affairs or...more

Dodd-Frank: The Volcker Vortex

In its simplest form, the Dodd-Frank Act's Volcker Rule prohibits U.S. bank holding companies and their affiliates from engaging in "proprietary trading" and from sponsoring hedge funds and private equity funds. While the...more

Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Resolve CDO-TruPS Controversy

In the latest installment of the Volcker Rule’s collateralized debt obligation-trust preferred securities (CDO-TruPS) controversy, on January 8, two House Financial Service Committee members introduced a bill to exempt...more

A Setback for Mandated Political Spending Disclosure

One of the hottest SEC rulemaking topics over the past two years—disclosure of corporate political spending—quietly took a significant hit a few weeks ago when the SEC removed it from its rulemaking agenda. The clamor for...more

Private Fund Update - December 16, 2013

In this issue: - The 113th Congress - Securities and Exchange Commission - Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) - The Administration - Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) -...more

Private Fund Adviser Receives Exemptive Relief from Two-Year Compensation Ban under Pay-to-Play Rule Triggered by Contribution to...

An SEC-registered adviser (the “Adviser”) was granted exemptive relief pursuant to Rule 206(4)-5 (the “Rule”) under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the “Advisers Act”) from the Rule’s two-year prohibition on receiving...more

Private Fund Update - December 2, 2013

In this issue: - The 113th Congress - Securities and Exchange Commission - Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) - The Administration - Private Equity Growth Capital Council...more

Private Fund Update - November 18, 2013

In this issue: - The President - The 113th Congress - Securities and Exchange Commission - Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) - Private Equity Growth Capital Council...more

Private Fund Update - November 4, 2013

In this issue: - The President - The 113th Congress - Securities and Exchange Commission - Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) - Private Equity Growth Capital Council...more

BDC Reform Bills Face Uncertain Future

Three bills introduced in the House of Representatives that would ease leverage restrictions on business development companies (BDCs) face an uncertain future in light of concerns expressed by the Chair of the Securities and...more

Financial Services Legislative and Regulatory Update -- October 28, 2013

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week and Looking Ahead; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; Miscellaneous; and Upcoming Hearings. Excerpt from Leading the Past Week and Looking Ahead - With the...more

Private Fund Update - October 28, 2013

In this issue: - The President - The 113th Congress - Securities and Exchange Commission - Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) - Private Equity Growth Capital Council...more

Private Fund Update - October 21, 2013

In this issue: - The President - The 113th Congress - Securities and Exchange Commission - Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) - Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA) -...more

Private Fund Update - October 14, 2013

In this issue: - The President - The 113th Congress - Securities and Exchange Commission - Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA) - Managed Fund Association (MFA) -...more

Legislative Update Report - No. 2013-18 Sept 27, 2013

In This Article: Federal Government; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Québec/Quebec; Saskatchewan; and Yukon....more

Financial Services Legislative and Regulatory Update -- September 23, 2013

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; and Upcoming Hearings. Excerpt from Leading the Past Week - Welcome to fall, which used to be marked by events like apple...more

Private Fund Update - September 23, 2013

In this issue: - The President - The 113th Congress - Securities and Exchange Commission - Commodity Futures Trading Commission - Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) - Congressional...more

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