DOWNLOAD PDF I. INTRODUCTION The hacking of Colonial Pipeline inflicted painful costs in the form of regional gasoline shortages, panic hoarding, price gouging, and a temporary halt in distribution systems. Contemporaneous to the unfolding events surrounding the unauthorized access to Colonial Pipeline’s electronic distribution network, the Securities and Exchange Commission […]
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DOWNLOAD PDF A recent FINRA settlement should remind firms of the protective benefits of developing and enforcing robust insider trading policies and procedures [ FINRA Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2020067348501 (April 6, 2021)]. Among other things, the federal securities laws expressly require securities and investment advisory firms […]
DOWNLOAD PDF Updated: March 26, 2021 New Rule 206(4)-1 – Adviser Marketing Introduction The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) delivered on highly anticipated regulatory reforms relevant to the marketing practices of investment advisers registered pursuant to, and regulated by, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (“Advisers Act”). The […]
In a nod to both Wall Street and Main Street, the SEC recently proposed an order to deregulate certain capital-raising efforts for private issuers. The proposal prescribes conditions to permit natural-person finders to raise capital for issuers absent the finder submitting to the substantive broker-dealer registration and regulatory regime prescribed […]
On June 25, the CFPB held a symposium to discuss whether the definition of abusive, as that term is used in the Dodd-Frank Act, should be clarified by a rule or other guidance.