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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

2017 Mid-Year Securities Litigation and Enforcement Highlights

by BakerHostetler on

Welcome to the 2017 Mid-Year Report from the BakerHostetler Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Practice Team. The purpose of this report is to provide a periodic survey – in addition to our Practice Team...more

SEC Fines Broker-Dealer for Inadequate Information Barriers

by Dechert LLP on

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on February 13, 2017, issued a cease and desist order (Order) and imposed a $100,000 civil penalty against broker-dealer Sidoti & Company, LLC (Broker-Dealer), to settle...more

2016 Year-End Securities Litigation and Enforcement Highlights

by BakerHostetler on

Welcome to the 2016 Year-End Report from the BakerHostetler Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Practice Team. The purpose of this Report is to provide a periodic survey, apart from our team Executive...more

Pay-to-Play Enforcement Sweep Snares Private Equity and Venture Capital

On January 17, 2017, the SEC announced nine settled enforcement actions for violations of the pay-to-pay rule against private equity, venture capital and hedge fund sponsors. The firms involved agreed to pay monetary...more

Investment Management Update

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

SEC Issues Guidance on Mutual Fund Fee Structure - The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Investment Management recently issued a guidance update addressing disclosure issues and certain procedural...more

Regulatory Update and Recent SEC Enforcement Actions

by Blank Rome LLP on

Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Hosts National Compliance Outreach Seminar for Investment Companies and Investment Advisers In April 2016, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”), the...more

Fund Manager Annual Update

by Mintz Levin on

The SEC brought a record number of enforcement actions against investment advisers in 2015, resulting in approximately $4.2 billion in sanctions.1 This alert highlights current issues for private equity, venture capital and...more

Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense - September 2015

No Dog Days of August for the SEC—A Recap of a Busy Month - Why it matters: Who says there is a government slowdown in August? Not for the SEC. August 2015 turned out to be very busy indeed for the agency, which...more

2015 Mid-Year Securities Litigation and Enforcement Highlights

by BakerHostetler on

Welcome to the 2015 Mid-Year Report from the BakerHostetler Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Practice Team. The purpose is to provide a periodic survey, apart from our team Executive Alerts, on matters we...more

Recent Investment Management Developments - June 2015

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In This Issue: - SEC Proposes Changes to Reporting and Disclosure Obligations for Investment Companies and Advisers - SEC Charges Hedge Fund Executives and External Auditor for Improper Disclosure of Expense...more

Financial Services Weekly News Roundup - May 2015

by Goodwin on

In This Issue – More on the SEC Whistleblower Program. In the April 8 issue of the Roundup we reported on the SEC’s administrative proceedings based on findings that restrictive language in a form confidentiality...more

SEC Sanctions Adviser, and its CEO, GC and Auditor Based on Conflicts

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Conflicts of interest are a central focus for the SEC. Indeed, conflicts are at the core of many of the actions brought against regulated entities. And, an undisclosed conflict was at the center of actions brought against a...more

2014 Year-End Securities Litigation Enforcement Highlights

by BakerHostetler on

In This Issue: - I. Supreme Court Cases Review - II. Securities Law Cases - III. Insider Trading Cases - IV. Settlements - V. Investment Adviser and Hedge Fund Cases - VI. CFTC Cases and...more

Delaware Corporate Law And Litigation: What Happened In 2014 And What It Means For You In 2015

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - Delaware’s Leading Role in Business and Business Litigation - Curbing Stockholder Litigation: Exclusive Forum and Fee-Shifting Provisions - Two-Tiered Poison Pill Targeted at Hedge Fund...more

Investment Management Legal + Regulatory Update -- September 2014

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In This Issue: - Regulation: Long-Awaited Money Market Fund Rules Adopted - SEC Staff Offers Guidance Regarding Investment Advisers and Proxy Advisory Firms - SEC Staff Closes Loophole on BDC Asset...more

2014 Mid-Year Report Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement

by BakerHostetler on

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

SEC Makes First Finding of Retaliation in Violation of the Exchange Act’s Anti-Retaliation Rule

by Burr & Forman on

On June 16, 2014, the SEC entered an order (the “Order”) instituting cease and desist proceedings against an investment adviser, Paradigm Capital Management, Inc. (“Paradigm”), and Paradigm’s founder, Director, President,...more

Something Old, Something New: SEC Brings Action for Prohibited Principal Transactions and Retaliation Against Whistleblower

Clearly signaling its intention to support whistleblowers who provide actionable evidence of wrong-doing, the SEC this week settled the first case brought under the authority granted by the Dodd-Frank Act enabling...more

SEC Wins Asset Freeze Over Funds

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Hedge funds are a continuing focus for the SEC. This week the Commission filed an action against two fund managers and an adviser alleging that they fabricated performance reports furnished to investors. The Court granted a...more

Thomson Reuters Session - April: Investment Management, Hedge Funds & Registered Mutual Funds: What's Happening Now?

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Pepper partner Gregory J. Nowak has regularly hosted a roundtable in Pepper’s New York office for private funds and their managers to discuss issues in the investment management world. He has recently started to give a...more

A Compilation of Enforcement and Non-Enforcement Actions - December 31, 2013

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Investment Advisers — Are Your “IA Reps” Registered as Required? Why You Should Care - As we approach the end of the calendar year, it is a good time for investment advisers to check if all of its personnel who are...more

A Compilation of Enforcement and Non-Enforcement Actions - October 30, 2013

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Non-Enforcement Matters: - No Rush to Advertise by Hedge Funds - Updated Guidance From the SEC - Results of Dodd-Frank Legislation on Investment Adviser Registration Numbers Enforcement...more

2013 Mid-Year Securities Litigation and Enforcement Highlights

by BakerHostetler on

Table of Contents - I. Supreme Court Case Review (October 2012 Term) II. Rule 10b-5 Cases III. Investment Adviser and Hedge Fund Cases IV. Settlements V. Commodities and Futures Litigation and...more

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