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Private Equity Funds The Jump-Start Our Business Start-Ups Act

A Compilation of Enforcement and Non-Enforcement Actions

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Non-Enforcement - States are Accommodating Crowdfunding Offerings While the SEC Continues to Ponder Crowdfunding Rules - The SEC first proposed rules in October 2013 for the crowdfunding exemption which was included in...more

Investment Management Legal + Regulatory Update -- June 2014

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In This Issue: - Regulation ..SEC Begins to Scrutinize Registrants’ Cybersecurity Practices ..SEC Staff Sets Boundaries for Adviser Testimonials in Social Media ..Chair White: SEC to Tackle High-Frequency...more

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Recently, Craig Lewis, the Chief Economist and Director of the SEC’s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, commented on the economic impact of various JOBS Act reforms, or the effects on “efficiency, competition, and...more

Joining the Crowd - Investing profitably in equity crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is a word you’ve heard a lot since the passage of the JOBS Act in 2012. But what is crowdfunding, and, more importantly, how you can use it to invest profitably? What Is Crowdfunding? - Crowdfunding...more

The Impact Of Rule 506(c) On Private Funds And Their Managers Who Are Legally Avoiding Full Registration As Commodity Pool...

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) directed the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to eliminate the prohibition against general solicitation or general advertising in any offering of securities...more

SEC Considering Changes To Advertising Rules By Hedge Funds And Private Equity

Norm Champ, Director, SEC Division of Investment Management, recently noted that SEC rules prohibit certain advertisements by registered advisers. Mr. Champ noted the SEC has heard from advisers to private funds,...more

SEC Announces 2013 Examination Priorities for the Investment Management Industry

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

The SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) has published its list and discussion of examination priorities for the investment management industry in 2013, which includes both market-wide initiatives...more

New Freedoms & Heightened Scrutiny Complicate the US Private Fund Marketing Environment

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Originally published in CorporateLiveWire on February 21, 2013. The last few years have witnessed tectonic shifts in U.S. laws and regulations that effect the management and operations of hedge funds, private equity...more

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