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“Red Flags” of Market Manipulation and Effective Compliance Programs


Energy Last week current and former supervisory personnel in the Enforcement Divisions of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission spoke – at an Energy Bar luncheon – about (1) the “red flags” of possible manipulation and (2) effective compliance programs in this more aggressive federal enforcement environment. These red flags do not […] Read more →

by   |   November 13, 2013

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Hedge Fund Administrator Enters Into First Individual Deferred Prosecution Agreement with SEC

Investment Advisers, Litigation, Private Equity, Uncategorized The SEC announced a deferred prosecution agreement, or DPA, with a former hedge fund administrator who helped the agency take action against a hedge fund manager who allegedly... Read more →

by   |   November 12, 2013


Who are the Swap Dealers?

Derivatives, Energy We recently passed the first rolling 12-month period for determining which entities will surpass the CFTC’s de minimis swap dealing levels and thus be “swap dealers” under... Read more →

by   |   November 11, 2013

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SEC Charges Manager of Private Equity Fund With Violation of the Custody Rule

Investment Advisers, Private Equity The SEC has settled an administrative action with the managing member of a fund of private equity funds.  In an examination the SEC staff learned that the  manager was violating... Read more →

by   |   November 11, 2013