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SEC Sets Revised Limit for Investment Advisers to Charge Performance Fees

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Investment Advisers, Private Equity   The SEC has issued an order that raises, to adjust for inflation, two of the thresholds that determine whether an investment adviser can charge its clients performance fees. The order carries out a requirement of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  The order will affect registered advisers to hedge funds and […] Read more →

by   |   July 12, 2011

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CFPB Outlines Bank Supervision Approach

Banking, Consumer Protection The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, has outlined the agency’s approach to supervising large depository institutions to ensure compliance with federal consumer... Read more →

by   |   July 12, 2011

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SEC Posts FAQs For Mid-Sized Investment Advisers

Private Equity, Uncategorized The Dodd-Frank Act shifts regulatory responsibility for many “mid-sized advisers” to state authorities.  A “mid-sized adviser” is an investment adviser that has between... Read more →

by   |   July 10, 2011


CFTC: If Rule 10b-5 Works For the SEC, It Should Work For Us Too (And Maybe We’ll Win More Than One Case Every 35 Years)

Banking, Derivatives, Energy, Executive Compensation, Litigation The CFTC’s new anti-manipulation and anti-fraud rules are based on the SEC’s Rule 10b-5.  One CFTC Commissioner believes the new rule will end the CFTC’s nearly unanimous... Read more →

by   |   July 7, 2011