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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

Inside Baseball – SEC Enforcement Co-Chief Calls ‘Em Like He Sees ‘Em

Led by a new team of co-directors, the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is poised to create new initiatives dedicated to efficiency, greater staff discretion and specialized areas of focus....more

OSC Disclosure Obligations Under The Securities Act (Ontario)

On January 11, 2013, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Divisional Court) delivered its decision in Re Rankin, upholding the decision of the Ontario Securities Commission (the “Commission”) dismissing an Application to...more

Alberta Securities Commission Decision Highlights the Importance of Context in Assessing Materiality

A recent decision of the Alberta Securities Commission addresses allegations of insider trading (and in the case of one respondent, tipping) against several senior officers of a public company and a spouse of an executive. In...more

Corporate Communicator - Spring 2013: Rule 10b5-1 Plans Under Scrutiny

There has been renewed focus on Rule 10b5-1 Plans following an article in the Wall Street Journal, published on November 27, 2012, entitled “Executives’ Good Luck in Trading Own Stock,” which reported that executives who...more

The SEC Speaks: Reflections and Enforcement Initiatives in 2013

Each year at The SEC Speaks, the Commissioners and senior leadership of the Securities and Exchange Commission identify the agency’s priorities and initiatives for the coming year. Of course, one of the most anticipated...more

Hong Kong Capital Markets Quarterly News -- February 2013

In This Issue SFC’s Consultation Conclusions on Regulation of Hong Kong IPO Sponsors; Statutory Obligation to Disclose Inside Information now Effective; SFC Review of the Exchange’s 2011 Performance; Consultation...more

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