The New York State Department of Financial Services urged the DOL to reconsider a proposed amendment that requires plan fiduciaries to recommend investments based solely on financial considerations, arguing that the amendment would discourage the consideration of environmental, social and governance-related investments.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied a petition filed by several attorneys general and investment advisers challenging the legality of the SEC's adoption of Regulation Best Interest.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York held that certain syndicated loans sold to institutional investors are not "securities" and rejected claims of violations of federal and state securities laws.
The staff of the SEC Division of Investment Management withdrew 2010 guidance which reviewed the permissibility of an SEC-registered, closed-end fund determining to opt in to a control share acquisition statute authorized under state law.
The New York State Department of Financial Services extended the deadline for regulated entities to submit their plans to address the end of LIBOR and the associated risks. The deadline was extended to March 23, 2020.
The Massachusetts Securities Division of the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth proposed a fiduciary conduct standard for broker-dealers, agents, investment advisers and investment adviser representatives.