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MAKING SENSE OF DODD-FRANK

The Dodd-Frank Act has broad and deep implications that will touch every corner of financial services and multiple other industries. This site, developed and maintained by attorneys at Stinson Leonard Street, is dedicated to making sense of this complex legislation and helping businesses understand how it will affect them specifically. Our Bloggers »

Dodd-Frank Public Companies and Securities

The SEC’s Difficult Task in Defining a “Venture Capital Fund”

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Public Companies and Securities Section 407 of the Dodd-Frank Act provides an exemption from registration as an investment adviser if the investment adviser provides advice solely to one or more venture capital funds.  The Dodd-Frank Act goes on to require the SEC to define the term “venture capital fund.”  The SEC previously attempted to regulate hedge funds, but not […] Read more →

by   |   August 24, 2010

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Notice Requirements for Broker-Dealers

Public Companies and Securities With respect to the borrowing of securities from customers, Section 929X of the Dodd-Frank Act imposes the following two additional requirements on broker-dealers:  (i) every... Read more →

by   |   August 24, 2010

Stacks of Coins

CFTC and SEC Roundtable Contentious

Banking, Energy, Insurance, Public Companies and Securities As we noted, the SEC and CFTC held a joint roundtable on August 20, 2010 addressing governance and conflicts of interest on clearing and listing of swap transactions.  Gary... Read more →

by   |   August 22, 2010

Fiduciary Duty Rulemaking Looms for Brokerage Industry

Banking, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities An article in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal provides a good, short overview of the issues and differing viewpoints surrounding the SEC’s upcoming broker-dealer... Read more →

by   |   August 19, 2010