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Capital Thinking: Financial Services

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - GAO expected to release Report on Big Banks - On Thursday, July 31, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is expected to release a long awaited report on funding advantages of the...more

Money Market Fund Reform: The Next Crossroads

The period for comments on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed money market fund reforms ended September 17. The tone of the comment letters, as well as the large quantity of responses, should serve to remind...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

Investment Management Legal + Regulatory Update -- July 2013

In This Issue: Regulatory Updates - SEC Proposes Money Market Reform; SEC Eases Ban on General Solicitation and General Advertising in Certain Private Placements; SEC and CFTC Adopt Joint Rules to Address...more

SEC Proposes Sweeping Amendments to Rules Governing Money Market Funds

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) on June 5, 2013 proposed for public comment sweeping amendments to Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and other rules relating to money market...more

SEC Proposes Major Revisions to Money Market Fund Rules

On June 5, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) voted to release its long-awaited proposals to make significant revisions to the rules governing money market mutual funds (“money funds”), as well as to adopt...more

The Debate Continues – U.S. Money Market Fund Update

Since the U.S. Financial Stability Oversight Council (“FSOC”) issued proposed recommendations to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) regarding additional reforms to money market fund (“money fund”) regulation...more

Investment Management Legal + Regulatory Update -- December 2012

In This Issue: Regulatory Updates - FSOC, FSB Turn Up Heat on SEC on Money Market Fund Reforms; SEC Staff: Beware of BDC Joint Transactions; SEC Reports 3,000 Whistles Blown in FYI 2012; Over 1500 Private Fund Advisers...more

U.S. Financial Stability Oversight Council Proposes Recommendations for Money Market Fund Reform

Introduction - On November 13, 2012, the U.S. Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) voted to issue proposed recommendations (Proposed Recommendations) to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding...more

FSOC Publishes Money Market Mutual Fund Reform Recommendations

On November 13, 2012, the Financial Stability Oversight Council (the “FSOC”) unanimously approved the publication of several proposed recommendations for money market mutual fund (“MMMF”) reform (the “Proposed...more

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