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SEC and CFTC Propose Rules Regarding Reporting by Registered Investment Advisers to Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds

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The SEC and CFTC have proposed joint rules regarding reporting by registered investment advisers to private funds and certain commodity pool operators, or CTOs, and commodity trading advisers, or CTAs, pursuant to Title IV of the Dodd-Frank Act.  Among other things,  the SEC defines the terms “hedge fund” and “private... Read More

Topics: Investment Advisers, Private Equity

SEC Staff Study on Investor Access to Registration Information About Investment Advisers and Broker-Dealers

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Section 919B of the Dodd-Frank Act directs the SEC to complete a study, including recommendations, of ways to improve the access of investors to registration information about registered and previously registered investment advisers, associated persons of investment advisers, brokers and dealers and their associated persons, and to identify additional information... Read More

Topics: Broker-Dealer, Investment Advisers

FSOC Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Authority to Require Supervision and Regulation of Certain Nonbank Financial Companies

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The Dodd-Frank Act mandated that the Financial Stability Oversight Council, or FSOC, ensure that all financial companies whose failure could pose a threat to the financial stability of the United States – not just banks – will be subject to strong oversight. Using the considerations set forth in the Dodd-Frank... Read More

Topics: Banking, Broker-Dealer, Insurance, Investment Advisers, Public Companies and Securities

Dodd-Frank vs. Reality

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Last week the SEC “was persuaded” to extend the compliance date for Dodd-Frank Act’s requirement that registered investment advisers provide their clients with brochure supplements written in plain English.  The new compliance dates vary.  The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and others requested the delay of the extention of the... Read More

Topics: Investment Advisers

SEC Extends Temporary Rule Regarding Principal Trades with Certain Advisory Clients

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Under Section 913 of the Dodd-Frank Act, the SEC is required to conduct a study, and provide a report to Congress, concerning the obligations of broker-dealers and investment advisers, including the standards of care applicable to those intermediaries and their associated persons.  The SEC intends to deliver the report concerning... Read More

Topics: Broker-Dealer, Investment Advisers

SEC Proposes Permanent Rule Requiring Municipal Advisors to Register With Agency

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The SEC has proposed a rule creating a new process by which municipal advisors must register with the SEC.  The proposed rule, required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, would supplant a temporary rule the Commission adopted in September. Because the Act required that these advisors... Read More

Topics: Banking, Broker-Dealer, Investment Advisers