An SEC Ease, An Ackman Raise, And Permabear Hibernation? Oct1

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SEC Eases Citi Hedge Fund Restrictions With Waivers: WSJ Back in late August, Citigroup (C) struck a deal with the government related to its sale of collateralized debt obligations in 2006 and 2007, which would have limited its ability to sell investments in hedge funds and private equity. However, regulators have had a change of heart: A five-member Securities… Read more »

New SEC Sanctions, Sears’ March to Oblivion, and China’s Japanification Sep17

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SEC sanctions 19 firms and one individual trader for short selling violations The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has imposed a further 20 sanctions in its continuing enforcement initiative against hedge fund advisers and private equity firms illegally participating in stock offers short selling the stock during a restricted period. The SEC last year announced the… Read more »

Delaying Volcker, MIT Prof. Pleads Guilty (Video), and a New SEC Examination Aug13

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Banks push US Fed to delay Volcker Rule: WSJ Banks are lobbying U.S. policy makers for a delay of up to seven years from a provision requiring them to sell investments in private-equity and venture-capital funds, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Bank officials, trade groups and lawmakers are quietly pressing the… Read more »

SEC Allows Broader Use of Social Media for Investment Manager Advertising Apr16

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Social media has been a game changer when it comes to consumers and their ability to research and review companies or services online. Many service providers, including investment advisors, have some form of social media presence including blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn, and others. The SEC recently issued guidelines on what is, and what is not, acceptable… Read more »

Dodd-Frank and New SEC Rulemaking Initiatives Dec27

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We welcome guest contributor Seymour Bucholz, a seasoned transactional attorney focused on corporate and regulatory matters for broker-dealer clients at Garvey Schubert Barer. Mr. Bucholz is presenting a white paper discussing the impact of the forthcoming Dodd-Frank Act. Title IV of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act will impact virtually every professional… Read more »