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As financial institutions and investors turn to social media to instantly share snippets of news and potential clues about market trends, the FBI and SEC are monitoring such postings for evidence of insider trading and...more
The SEC recently granted two accredited crowdfunding sites exemptions from the broker-dealer rules because the type of carried interest (or close equivalent) used to compensate the site is not transaction based compensation. ...more
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- FEDERAL ISSUES
- STATE ISSUES
- FIRM NEWS
- CONSUMER FINANCE
- PRIVACY/DATA SECURITY
Norm Champ, Director, SEC Division of Investment Management, recently noted that SEC rules prohibit certain advertisements by registered advisers.
Mr. Champ noted the SEC has heard from advisers to private funds,...more
Originally published in CorporateLiveWire on February 21, 2013.
The last few years have witnessed tectonic shifts in U.S. laws and regulations that effect the management and operations of hedge funds, private equity...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Trading and Markets has issued Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that provide guidance on the exemption from broker-dealer registration in Section 201(c) of the Jumpstart...more
In 628 in the Gurjar capital city of Bhillamala (now, Bhinmal, India), the mathemetician Brahmagupta set out to explain how zero and negatives numbers work. In his book, Brahmasphutasiddhanta, he set forth the rule that the...more
In October 2009, we published the first edition of this White Paper, focusing primarily on social media issues in the United States. The response was overwhelming and far beyond our expectation — clients, friends, press and...more
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc., or FINRA, has filed a proposed rule change with the SEC to amend FINRA Rule 2267 (Investor Education and Protection) to require that FINRA members include a prominent...more
In This Issue:
- Global Regulatory Cooperation
- Infographics Are The New Soundbites: A Look At Hydraulic Fracturing
- The Newtown Tragedy & Camera-Chasing At Its Worst
- Why Netflix Shouldn’t Back Down
Title II of the “Jumpstart Our Business Startups” Act (“JOBS Act”), which became law on April 5, 2012, aims to provide more flexibility for private company fundraising by eliminating the prohibition on general solicitation or...more
On August 29, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission released proposed amendments to Rules 506 and 144A in order to remove the prohibition on general solicitation and general advertising in Rule 506 and 144A offerings,...more
On August 29, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) released proposed rules for eliminating the prohibition against general solicitation and general advertising in offerings of securities under Rule 506....more
The Jumpstart our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) directed the Securities and Exchange Commission to (1) remove the prohibition under Rule 502(c) of Regulation D against general solicitation and general advertising in...more
On August 29, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed rules to implement Section 201(a) of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act).1 Section 201(a) directs the SEC to amend Rule 506 of...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission has proposed new regulations to implement provisions of the JOBS Act, eliminating prohibitions on general solicitation and advertising in certain private placement offerings to...more
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