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On August 25, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted amendments to Form ADV and to certain rules promulgated under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended (the “Advisers Act”).[1] The effective date of these amendments is October 31, 2016, but the compliance date is not untilOctober 1, 2017, and many advisers will not be required to use the amended Form ADV until March 31, 2018

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Legal and compliance programs should be well articulated and robust in order to protect both Investment Managers (manager) and investors throughout the life of the fund. There are several key components to these programs. Legal documentation and structure vary based on a fund’s domicile, strategy, and investors. U.S. onshore and offshore operative documents generally include

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Today, for everyday transactions, the plastic cards in your wallet still matter, and for many, cash and check remain a regular payment medium. With advances in smartphone technology, the traditional wallet is likely to change; however, over the next 5 to 10 years, payment apps will proliferate. Looking forward, the average consumer might put a half dozen favorite retailers’ apps on their phones. Since most people do not want to clutter their beautiful iPhones with 25 to 30 different apps, some merchants will get this valuable real estate because they offer great promotions or deals

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