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Liquidity Management Rule – Delays and Revisions

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

On October 13, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") adopted Rule 22e-4 (the "Liquidity Rule") under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, to require each registered open-end management investment...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - First Quarter 2018: Hong Kong SFC Publishes Consultation Proposals on Public Fund...

by Dechert LLP on

Following an initial “soft” consultation with industry participants and relevant stakeholders, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) launched a three-month consultation on proposed amendments to the Code on Unit Trusts...more

Filing Deadlines and To Do List for April for RIAs and BDs

FOR INVESTMENT MANAGERS AND HEDGE/PRIVATE FUND MANAGERS - Form ADV Part 2A: Registered investment advisers are required to distribute to each client an updated Form ADV Part 2A or a summary of material changes with an...more

Powering asset management – Overcoming research unbundling

Faced with MiFID II research challenges, such as research unbundling, buy-side firms are using Thomson Reuters StarMine to ‘analyze the analysts’ and decide where to allocate spending on sell-side reports....more

Why dealmakers have great expectations for 2018

In 2017 global dealmaking surpassed expectations, with M&A above US$3 trillion for the fourth year in a row. Will 2018 also exceed expectations? ...more

Big Data and the Risks of Insider Trading

In the perennial quest for alpha, investment managers have turned increasingly to big and alternative data for market insights. The most prominent consumers of this data on Wall Street are managers of ‘‘quant’’ funds, which...more

Destination Quant: Where analysts explore the power of data

The thirst for data in the investment process is never ending, which is why Thomson Reuters has launched Destination Quant to help the quant investing industry get the most out of quant research....more

Eikon App Studio: A powerful tool for internal apps

Eikon App Studio is a single platform for accessing and hosting apps, making it a powerful tool in the delivery of data, analytics and in-house capabilities such as internal apps....more

Newman’s “Meaningfully Close Personal Relationship” Requirement No Longer Good Law

A divided Second Circuit panel (Katzmann, Pooler (dissenting), Chin) on Wednesday upheld the insider trading conviction of former SAC Capital portfolio manager Mathew Martoma. Confronting its precedent in United States v....more

Equity funds still positive despite market volatility

In spite of the volatile climate, equity funds have remained resolute - Despite recent market volatility, figures from Thomson Reuters Lipper show that year-to-date flows and returns for equity funds remain positive....more

5 Ways to Fight a Subpoena From the U.S. Government

by Kobre & Kim on

Hedge funds and financial service providers in the cryptocurrency market have been the target of a recent barrage of investigative subpoenas from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), U.S. Commodity Futures...more

Podcast - Credit Funds: A Framework for Addressing and Mitigating Conflicts of Interest

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Today’s asset managers are increasingly multi-platform, regularly managing private equity funds, hedge funds and credit funds all under the same roof. Invariably, it might make business sense for some of these funds to engage...more

Quant funds and a trillion dollar question of risk

Quant funds are expected to account for US$1 trillion in assets this year. But when algorithms are managing this money, who manages the algorithms? Computer-powered, data-driven strategies have continued their spectacular...more

Family Offices Market Intelligence: Developments in Family Offices - Q4 2017

by Benesch on

Family Offices Flourish Around the World - In some sense, family offices have always been around. They were present back in medieval times in England and hundreds of years ago during major dynasties in China—it was just...more

SEC Nominees Off “Hold” And Awaiting Senate Confirmation

by Cooley LLP on

As has been widely reported, there are currently two nominees to fill the two empty slots at the SEC—from the Democratic side, Robert Jackson, a professor at Columbia Law School, and from the Republican side, Hester Peirce, a...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

HSBC announced yesterday that, 5 years after its controversial deferred prosecution agreement with the DOJ following the Swiss bank’s 2012 $1.9 billion payment over money-laundering allegations, it’ll be released from those...more

SEC Announces Cease-and-Desist Order Against Couple And Their Respective Hedge Funds Over Sharing Of Confidential Strategies From...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On December 5, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filed an administrative proceeding against Paritosh Gupta (“Gupta”), his hedge fund, Adi Capital Management LLC (“Adi Capital”), his wife, Nehal Chopra...more

Chair Clayton's Impact at the SEC

by BakerHostetler on

On October 25, 2017, the Hedge Fund Industry Practice Team hosted an event at the New York Yacht Club titled "Chair Clayton's Impact at the SEC." Hedge fund professionals, including general counsels, hedge fund principals and...more

Asset Management Regulatory Roundup - November 2017 - Issue 11

by Dechert LLP on

A compact summary of the most recent regulatory and tax developments relevant to the UK asset management industry. This issue includes details on ESMA’s updated Q&As on the key information document requirements for PRIIPs;...more

Considerations for Asian Fund Managers under the U.S. New Partnership Audit Regime

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, as modified by the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015, resulted in a fundamental change in the way the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will conduct audits of collective...more

House Bill and Senate Republicans' Bill: Impact on Hedge and Commodity Fund Investors and Managers

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

The "official" House tax reform bill was released by the House Ways and Means Committee on November 9. For the most part, the provisions summarized in Katten's advisory, "Tax Reform: Hedge Funds/Commodity Funds/Fund...more

Tax Planning Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Flow-Throughs Are the Answer to Everything

by Proskauer - Tax Talks on

The tax reform bills introduced in the House of Representatives and the Senate dramatically reduce the corporate tax rate from 35% to 20% and create added incentives for taxpayers to invest capital into U.S. businesses with...more

Current Issues for Higher Education Real Estate Lawyers

by Bowditch & Dewey on

Campus Real Estate, Property Management, Tax Credits The 15th Annual Higher Education Real Estate Lawyers conference was held in San Francisco, where attendees listened to and learned from both in-house and outside counsel at...more

Interval Alts and Insurance-Linked Securities

We are seeing Interval Alts (registered investment funds featuring hedge fund-like liquidity) being used for dedicated insurance-linked securities (ILS) strategies. ILS, such as catastrophe, or "cat," bonds, provide...more

Tax Reform: Hedge Funds/Commodity Funds/Fund Managers

House Republicans released their draft tax bill on November 2, representing their opening bid in the drive to reach agreement on a comprehensive tax reform bill that can be presented to the House for a vote before the...more

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