On October 11, 2019, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”), the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCen”) of the U.S. Treasury and the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued a joint statement reminding “persons engaged in activities involving digital assets of their anti-money laundering and countering of financing of terrorism (“AML/CFT”) obligations under the… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Funds – U.S.
The Second Circuit has created a split with the Third and Ninth Circuits by finding that Section 47(b) of the Investment Company Act provides plaintiffs an implied private right of action with regard to contracts, and the plaintiffs in that case could therefore seek rescission of the contracts in the form of junior notes. This… Read more »
On September 4, 2019, the OCIE issued a Risk Alert on issues identified by the staff during audits of firms of cross-trades that violate the applicable rules. Section 206(3) of the Investment Advisers Act effectively prohibits an adviser, acting as a principal or agent, from carrying out certain cross trades that would be the result… Read more »
On March 15, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) took cease and desist action against Talimco, LLC (“Talimco”), a private fund manager, and Grant Rogers, its Chief Operating Officer (“Rogers”), finding that Talimco had sold mortgage participations owned by collateralized debt obligations (“CDOs”) that it managed to a fund (the “Fund”) also managed… Read more »
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (the “OCIE”) has issued, on October 31, 2018, a Risk Alert concerning compliance with the so-called Cash Solicitation Rule (Rule 206(4)-3 under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the “Advisers Act”)). The rule requires investment advisers required to be registered under the Advisers Act… Read more »
On June 21, 2018, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the U.S. Department of Labor’s (the “DOL”) fiduciary rule. The rule would have made an advisor to an employee benefit plan or IRA an ERISA fiduciary if it renders most “investment advice” for compensation. That brings at least for now an end to… Read more »
On June 9, 2017, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) issued a letter (the “Letter”) giving guidance in response to a request by an open-ended fund to allow it to provide “Related Performance Information” in marketing material used with institutional investors. “Related Performance Information” is defined as the actual performance of separate or private accounts or funds… Read more »