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Providing Audited Financial Statements Late Leads to Charges of Custody Rule Violations

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Litigation, Private Equity The SEC announced charges against an investment advisory firm and three of its top officials for violating the “custody rule” that requires firms to follow certain procedures when they control or have access to client money or securities. Advisory firms with custody of private fund assets can comply with the custody rule by distributing audited […] Read more →

by   |   October 29, 2014

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Regulators Approve Securitization Risk Retention Rule

Banking, Public Companies and Securities Six federal agencies approved a final rule requiring sponsors of securitization transactions to retain risk in those transactions.  The final rule implements the risk retention... Read more →

by   |   October 22, 2014


ISS Proposes New Methodology For Evaluating Equity Plan Proposals

Employment, Public Companies and Securities A key component to evaluating whether to place an equity plan proposal in a proxy is whether or not ISS will support the plan.  Accoding to ISS, while it has historically... Read more →

by   |   October 20, 2014


ISS Considering Changing Course on Independent Chair Shareholder Proposals

Public Companies and Securities ISS is requesting feedback on a change to its voting policy on independent chair shareholder proposals.  ISS’ current policy is to generally recommend for independent chair... Read more →

by   |   October 16, 2014