The United States Securities and Exchange Commission was created in 1934 in response to the Great Stock Market Crash of 1929. The Commission was created to protect investors, ensure fairness in the market, and... more +
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission was created in 1934 in response to the Great Stock Market Crash of 1929. The Commission was created to protect investors, ensure fairness in the market, and encourage capital formation. The Commission is headed by five presidentially-appointed Commissioners who oversee the Commission’s five divisions: Division of Corporation Finance, Division of Trading and Markets, Division of Enforcement, Division of Investment Management, and the Division of Risk, Strategy and Financial Information.
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The SEC has issued its second-ever whistleblower award. The award went to three anonymous individuals, each of whom will receive 5 percent of the monetary sanctions ultimately collected in a case against hedge fund manager...more
Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an order awarding three whistleblower awards to tipsters who helped the SEC with its enforcement action against Locust Offshore Management, LLC and its CEO Andrey...more
In This Issue:
UK’s FCA Restricts Marketing of Unregulated Collective Investment Schemes and Similar Products to Retail Investors; Electronic Structured Note Systems and U.S. Securities Regulation; and Reminders from...more
Many small-to-medium sized businesses urgently need equity capital but, because of legal restrictions and the expense of raising private venture capital, these firms often give up on traditional methods of capital raising. ...more
In This Issue: Rating Agency Development; Second Circuit Rules That Payments Made to Purchase Notes Are Exempt from Avoidance Under Section 546(e) of the Bankruptcy Code; Lehman Derivative Litigation Still Looms Large;...more
In its recent decision in J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc. v. Vigilant Ins. Co., 2013 N.Y. LEXIS 1465 (NY June 11, 2013), New York’s Court of Appeals – New York’s highest court – had occasion to consider whether an insured can...more
On June 13, 2013, without admitting or denying the allegations, eight former directors of five mutual funds agreed to settle SEC charges that they failed to satisfy their fair valuation responsibilities under federal...more
The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation included a comprehensive post by Lawrence A. West which tackles the question of whether attorneys can be award seeking whistleblowers. I want to...more
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 SEC Proposed Money Market Fund Reforms -
On Wednesday, June 5, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) voted unanimously to propose rules that would reform the way that certain money market funds...more
On June 5, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) voted unanimously to propose significant new reforms for money market funds (“MMFs”) primarily in response to the risk of runs on MMFs during times of...more
The SEC has recently taken a well-deserved beating for its lack of attention to financial fraud at publicly traded companies. The numbers speak for themselves. In 2012, the SEC brought 79 financial fraud cases, when in years...more
Under new NYSE and Nasdaq listing standards that take effect on July 1, 2013, a compensation committee may receive advice from legal counsel, as well as compensation consultants and other advisors, only after considering six...more
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently published limited guidance on frequently asked questions relating to the SEC’s new Conflict Mineral Rules, which require U.S. issuers that manufacture or contract to...more
On June 5, 2013, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) released for public comment its proposal to further reform the regulatory structure governing money market funds and address the perceived systemic risks...more
When I was on the SEC’s enforcement staff, I had a case once where we were pretty sure our prospective defendant had engaged in insider trading. Our conversation with his lawyer went something like this...more
SEC Rule 15c3-5 (“Market Access Rule”), finalized in November 2010, is the commission’s response to the May 6, 2010 “flash crash” in which the U.S. equity market plunged nearly ten percent in a matter of minutes, then quickly...more
The U.S. House has passed a bill that will loosen the federal government’s grip over the trading of foreign derivatives....more
Rule 10b5-1, enacted in August 2000, codified the SEC’s position that trading while in possession of material non-public information is sufficient to establish liability for insider trading....more
CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton made the following interesting remarks before the Institute of International Bankers, at The Yale Club, in New York City...more
Hackers aren’t the only ones after company information. Earlier this week, Wills Fortune 500, a unit of Wills Group Holdings, a global insurance broker providing insurance and risk management services, made available its own...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission estimates that approximately 1,300 hedge and private equity fund managers registered as investment advisers with the agency as a result of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission recently adopted final rules requiring disclosure of the use of “conflict minerals” by public companies, pursuant to a provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer...more
On October 26, 2011, the Commission filed an enforcement action in SEC v. Andrey C. Hicks and Locust Offshore Management, LLC, 1:11-cv-11888-RGS (D. Mass. 2011) (the “Locust Matter”). ...more
On June 3, the SEC Chairman Mary Jo White appointed Robert E. Rice as Chief Counsel....more
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