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What Comes Next in Derivatives Regulation?  [Video]

Apr. 22, 2014 -- Houman Shadab, Associate Professor at New York Law School, talks with Lee Pacchia about recent developments in the regulation of derivatives....more

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

Bitcoin: Regulators and States Out Ahead—Will Congress Follow?

Bitcoin, a decentralized digital currency that facilitates quick exchanges of value, has received steady attention from the media and industry stakeholders. Akin to gold, bitcoins are mined using computers to solve...more

The Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2014

This article provides a brief summary of the key provisions of a new bi-partisan Senate bill, based on the Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2013, as well as a brief discussion of a new House of...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

"MSRB Proposes Professional Qualification Requirements for Municipal Advisors; Approves New Consolidated Registration Form"

Proposed Professional Qualification Requirements for Municipal Advisors - On March 17, 2014, the MSRB proposed draft amendments to Rules G-2 and G-3 which would, among other things, establish professional qualification...more

Private Fund Update - March 18, 2014

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

Time for Regulatory Reset

It’s still in the early days of 2014. I think it’s finally stopped snowing in the East, the sun has come out and the stock market is continuing to outperform the woe purveyors. Republicans and Democrats have gotten...more

Senate Banking Committee Leaders Reach Agreement on Housing Finance Reform

Yesterday, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-SD) and Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID) announced that they have reached a broad agreement to overhaul the housing finance market and wind down Fannie Mae and...more

New Ukraine Sanctions Announced – U.S., EU and Canada Take Action

In response to political developments in the Ukraine and Russian military action in Crimea, the United States and European Union (EU) announced new sanctions on March 6, 2014. Canada issued its sanctions on March 5, 2014. The...more

UCITS 5 Political Agreement Reached

On February 25, the European Parliament published a press release announcing that political agreement has been reached with the Council of the EU on the proposed UCITS V Directive....more

Private Fund Update - March 3, 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 - 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

Capital Thinking: Financial Services

This Week’s Hearings: - Tuesday, February 11: The House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing titled, “Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy.” The Honorable Janet Yellen will testify at the hearing for...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

Capital Thinking: Financial Services

Congress Examines A Series of Regulatory Reports - Last week, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs held a hearing to explore the annual report and oversight of the Department of Treasury’s Office...more

House Passes Bill to Increase Shareholder Count Thresholds Triggering Securities Exchange Act Registration/Deregistration...

On January 14, 2014, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 801, the Holding Company Registration Threshold Equalization Act of 2013 (the “Act”), which would increase the number of shareholders that trigger registration and...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

Private Fund Update - January 27, 2014

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 Update - January 22, 2014

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

Trialogue Agreement on MiFID II

On January 14, the Council of the EU and the European Parliament reached political agreement in trialogue on the MiFID II legislative proposals (the proposed MiFID II Directive and the proposed Markets in Financial...more

House, Senate Bills Seek To Ease Volcker Rule Impact On TruPS CDOs

On January 8, House Financial Services Committee chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) and committee member Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced a bill, H.R. 3819, that would clarify that the Volcker Rule will not require banking...more

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