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What to Know About the New CFTC Cross-Border Swaps Regime

A comprehensive guide to the new rule, which largely supersedes prior CFTC guidance that had informed market practice for over seven years. By Yvette D. Valdez, Adam Bruce Fovent, and J. Ashley Weeks On November 13, 2020, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC’s) final rule on the cross-border application of aspects of the swaps … Continue Reading

SEC Staff Issues No-Action Relief to Broker-Dealers From Reg BI and Form CRS Obligations Related to Certain Family Offices

The no-action relief applies to family offices with at least US$50 million in total assets (Institutional Family Offices) and requires broker-dealers seeking to rely on the relief to establish and maintain specific additional policies and procedures. By Dana G. Fleischman, Stephen P. Wink, Naim Culhaci, and Deric Behar On December 23, 2020, the Staff of … Continue Reading

FINRA Issues Proposal to Mandate Filing of All Retail Communications Regarding Certain Private Placements

In setting forth its rationale, FINRA observed that private placement retail communications reviewed by AdReg have “revealed significant and pervasive” violations of FINRA Rule 2210. By Dana G. Fleischman, Stephen P. Wink, Naim Culhaci, and Deric Behar On October 28, 2020, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) filed with the US Securities and Exchange … Continue Reading

SEC Streamlines Rules for Over-the-Counter Equity Securities

The changes will have implications for the growing secondary market for non-listed securities. By Stephen P. Wink, Naim Culhaci, and Deric Behar On September 16, 2020, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted amendments to Rule 15c2-11 (the amended Rule) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act). Rule 15c2-11 sets forth requirements … Continue Reading

SEC Expands the Definitions of AI and QIB

The changes would allow more individuals and institutions to invest in private offerings of unregistered securities. By Alexander F. Cohen, Paul M. Dudek, Joel Trotter, Dana G. Fleischman, Stephen P. Wink On August 26, 2020, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) expanded the definitions of accredited investor (AI) and qualified institutional buyer (QIB). Notably, … Continue Reading

SEC Proposal: Will You Still Be a 13F Filer?

The SEC proposes a significant increase in the 13F reporting threshold from US$100 million to US$3.5 billion. By Stephen P. Wink, Naim Culhaci, Jacqueline Marie Rugart, and Deric Behar On July 10, 2020, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released a proposed rule amendment to increase the Form 13F reporting threshold from US$100 million to … Continue Reading

SEC Puts LIBOR Transition Testing in Focus

In anticipation of LIBOR discontinuation, the SEC will begin examining transition progress. By Vicki E. Marmorstein, Jane Summers, Yvette D. Valdez, Stephen P. Wink, Douglas K. Yatter, and Deric Behar Nearly a year after the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) release of a Staff Statement on LIBOR Transition, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections … Continue Reading
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