Thomson Reuters Session - April: Investment Management, Hedge Funds & Registered Mutual Funds: What's Happening Now?
Stealth Lawyer: Eli Broverman, Financial Startup Co-Founder
Indictment demonstrates the strength of US law enforcement efforts to combat offshore fraud and is the first to charge a FATCA violation.
On September 9, 2014, in US v. Robert Bandfield, et al., federal prosecutors in...more
So Apple announced its new iPhone 6 etc. about an hour ago — it’s probably old news by the time this post hits the wire, which is kind of my point. I am not sure what you will do about the new Apple products, but I do know...more
In testimony before Congress, SEC Chair Mary Jo White noted that she anticipates SEC staff will conclude a two-year initiative to conduct focused, risk-based exams of newly registered private fund advisers in October 2014. ...more
On September 5, 2014, the Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released an internal generic legal advice memorandum advising an IRS field agent that the statutorily provided “limited partner” exception to...more
The staff of the SEC’s Division of Investment Management (the “Staff”) granted no-action relief for the implementation of an adjustment in the fee paid by a mutual fund’s adviser to the fund’s subadviser, without shareholder...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is continuing to pursue enforcement actions that focus on the accuracy and comprehensiveness of economic benefit disclosures – both to clients and in public filings. ...more
Starsky had Hutch, Cagney had Lacey, Fred had Ginger, Bogie had Bacall, Bonnie had Clyde, Bert had Ernie, Baskin had Robbins, and Sheriff Bart had the Waco Kid. Whether it’s law enforcement, entertainment, or any type of...more
This article is the first in a series of articles on how EB-5 regional centers and sponsors can evaluate broker-dealer, investment company and investment adviser registration requirements under U.S. securities laws....more
Retirement plan sponsors have a lot of headaches and liability because of their role as plan fiduciaries. They can sit back and do nothing, thereby increasing their potential liability. They can also be proactive and take...more
On August 14, Institutional Shareholders Services Inc. (ISS), a leading proxy advisory firm, announced the launch of a new equity plan data verification portal for all US companies receiving proxy recommendations. ...more
The SEC settled administrative proceedings against an investment adviser, Dominick & Dominick LLC, a firm registered with the SEC both as an investment adviser and a broker-dealer (the “Adviser” or “D&D”), and Robert X....more
Because it is “committed to industry-leading levels of transparency and engagement,” ISS recently announced its new equity plan data verification portal. The portal is intended to provide companies with an opportunity to...more
On August 4, 2014, the SEC issued an Investor Alert citing 10 Red Flags that should give investors an indication that an unregistered offering may be a scam. If you are considering an investment in an unregistered offering...more
The Commission prevailed in another jury trial this week, securing a favorable verdict against a registered investment adviser, Sage Advisory Group, LLC, and its principal, Benjamin Grant. SEC v. Sage Advisory Group, LLC,...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") recently announced that it had charged TL Ventures, a Philadelphia-area private equity firm (the "Firm") with the first ever case involving a violation of the "pay-to-play...more
Dealing with adversity.
It's about how you deal with it.
I'm a huge Aerosmith fan since high school and it's because the music resonates with me because it reminds me of the experiences that I have gone through...more
Renewed Call for Investment Adviser User Fees -
As we reported in previous editions of our Investment Management Newsletter, various persons have proposed that a user fee be imposed on SEC registered investment...more
Welcome to the 2014 Mid-Year Report from the BakerHostetler Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Practice Team. Its purpose is to provide a periodic survey, apart from our team Executive Alerts, on matters we...more
At a meeting held on July 23, 2014, the SEC voted 3-2 to adopt amendments (the “Amendments”) to various regulatory requirements affecting money market funds (“MMFs”). The Amendments, which are set forth in SEC Release No....more
The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) issued a memorandum (the “Memorandum”) with guidance for registered broker-dealers and investment advisers on various non-exclusive means of verifying an...more
The Security and Exchange Commission’s Divisions of Investment Management and Corporation Finance issued Staff Legal Bulletin No. 20 (IM/CF) on June 30 (SLB 20). SLB 20 provides guidance regarding proxy voting...more
James Tagliaferri, the former President of TAG Virgin Islands, a registered investment adviser, was found guilty by a jury of one count of investment adviser fraud, six counts of violating the Travel Act, one count of...more
The U.S. Department of the Treasury requires U.S. resident issuers (including U.S. resident investment funds) and investment advisers managing foreign investment funds to report foreign residents’ holdings of U.S. securities,...more
On June 30, 2014, the SEC issued long-awaited guidance on an investment adviser’s use of third-party proxy advisory firms such as ISS and Glass Lewis. Due to a number of regulatory developments over the past ten years,...more
Although AIFMD took effect in key EU member states in 2013, in practice, its one-year grace period largely gave managers of alternative investment funds an opportunity to postpone compliance until 22 July 2014....more
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