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Top 5 SEC Enforcement Developments for July 2022

In order to provide an overview for busy in-house counsel and compliance professionals, we summarize below some of the most important U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement developments from the past month,...more

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SEC Charges Convertible Note Dealer With Failure To Register

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What is a securities dealer? The answer is more complicated than people might think. On August 2, 2022, the SEC announced that it had reached a settlement with a Long Island firm, Crown Bridge Partners, LLC (“Crown Bridge”)...more

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DOL Issues Proposed Amendment to the QPAM Exemption

On June 26, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposed amendment to the prohibited transaction class exemption 84-14 (the “QPAM Exemption”). The QPAM Exemption is a broad-based class exemption relied upon...more

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Checklist for Non-U.S. Fund Managers Making a Private Fund Offering in the U.S.

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The United States represents a large source of potential capitalthat non-U.S. fund managers often find impossible to ignore. To assist non-U.S. fund managers, we have prepared a checklist that sets out key considerations for...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

SEC Proposes ESG Disclosure Requirements for Investment Advisers

In a three-to-one vote on May 25, 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued proposed amendments to rules and reporting forms that would require registered investment advisers — including private fund...more

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SEC Brings First Ever Regulation Best Interest Litigation Against Broker-Dealer and Its Personnel

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently charged a broker-dealer and five of its registered representatives with violating Regulation Best Interest (“Reg. BI”) related to recommendations and sales of an unrated,...more

Holland & Knight LLP

SEC ESG-Rulemaking Wave Continues with Proposed Rule for Advisers and Funds

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In the SEC's latest environmental, social and governance (ESG) rulemaking salvo, the agency proposed two new ESG-focused rules aimed at the advisory and investment company space: 1) proposed amendments to the "Names Rule"...more

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SEC proposes ESG reporting and disclosure requirements for investment advisers

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) recently proposed amendments to certain rules and reporting forms under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended (the “Advisers Act”), which would require...more

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SEC Proposes Enhanced Disclosures by Investment Advisers and Investment Companies About ESG Investment Practices

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On May 25, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) proposed amendments to rules and forms under both the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (“Advisers Act”) and the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (“1940...more

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

SEC Proposes Rules to Enhance ESG Disclosures by Advisers and Registered Funds

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On May 25, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed rules to (i) enhance and standardize the disclosures of Advisers and Registered Funds, related to the incorporation of environmental, social, and...more

Allen & Overy LLP

SEC proposes enhanced ESG disclosures with significant repercussions for private funds, private wealth advisers, and...

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On May 25, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) proposed rule and form amendments that, if adopted, would require specific, additional disclosures regarding environmental, social, and governance (ESG)...more

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Quelle Surprise! Enforcement Cases Reflect SEC’s Priorities

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It is not one bit surprising when enforcement cases show up on the SEC’s website soon after the Commission publishes its yearly examination priorities. On March 30, 2022, the SEC’s Division of Examinations (“Division”)...more

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SEC Reminds Advisors of Marketing Rule Compliance Deadline

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There are many aspects of 2020 that we would love to purge from our memories. Quarantining at home while perhaps simultaneously homeschooling children, disinfecting groceries, and the promise of a two-week collective effort...more

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Nutter Securities Enforcement Update: June 1, 2022

The Nutter Securities Enforcement Update is a periodic summary of noteworthy recent securities enforcement activity, settlements, decisions, and charges. ...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

The SEC’s Continued Efforts to Dive Feet First into Climate Control and ESG Initiatives

On May 25, 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) provided notice of proposed rulemaking aimed at Investment Advisers (“Advisers”), Investment Companies and Business Development Companies (collectively...more

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

SEC proposes enhanced investment company and investment adviser ESG disclosures

On May 25, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed significant rule and form amendments under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (1940 Act) and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

SEC Reopens Comment Period for Its Sweeping Private Fund Proposals After Investors and Advisers Criticized Some Provisions

On February 9, 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted 3-1 to propose new rules and amendments under the U.S. Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (Advisers Act) designed to increase the regulation of private...more

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SEC Proposes ESG Disclosure Rules for Investment Advisers and Investment Companies

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On May 25, 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) proposed a package of new rules to address and enhance investor disclosure practices, and related policies and procedures, regarding Environmental,...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

SEC Proposes Rules for ESG Disclosures and Amendments to the Investment Company Names Rule

In a three-to-one vote on May 25, 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed two rules. The proposed rules for environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure would amend rules and forms to require...more

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SEC Chair’s Testimony Gives Firms Insight on Commission’s Priorities and Direction

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Though most financial professionals are more interested in the lurid testimony in the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial, they will benefit by reviewing what SEC Chair, Gary Gensler, had to say when he testified before...more

Mayer Brown Free Writings + Perspectives

US SEC Proposes Rules Regarding ESG for Certain Funds and Advisers

At an open meeting on May 25, 2022, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) approved two new proposals that will impact the fund and investment management industry. One of the proposals is directed...more

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RIA’s Response to MNPI Risk Alert Is Exactly What the SEC Expects to Happen

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When the SEC’s Division of Examinations (“Division”) publishes a Risk Alert, it expects Registered Investment Advisors (“RIAs”) to do more than just read the publication. The Division expects RIAs to take action, and at least...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Best Interest Standard of Care for Advisors #91: Rollover Recommendations to Participants in Government Plans

The DOL’s expanded definition of fiduciary advice is described in the preamble to PTE 2020-02. The PTE then provides relief for conflicted non-discretionary recommendations (for example, rollover recommendations), if its...more

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A Primer in Launching an ETF under a Turn-Key Structure

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The ETF space has evolved to offer a lower barrier to entry, enabling certain ETF issuers a more cost-effective and expeditious launch. ETFs are most commonly structured as a Trust. When you launch an ETF, each ETF is a...more

Morgan Lewis

Current Developments in Sec Examinations & Enforcement: A Special Report for Investment Advisers

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Morgan Lewis’s securities enforcement and investment management teams highlight expected US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) priorities for investment advisers in 2022 and look back at significant SEC...more

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