The SEC Division of Corporation Finance determined that, for the purposes of applying Exchange Act Rules related to "Collar Contracts," an insider will be deemed to own the corporation shares underlying the operating partnership units.
SIFMA and the Security Traders Association raised concerns about legislative proposals on capital formation and corporate governance currently under consideration by the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.
In a no-action letter, the SEC Division of Investment Management stated that a mutual fund board's chief compliance officer is authorized to certify that certain transactions comply with ICA regulations.
Cadwalader attorneys discuss the advantages, disadvantages and legal considerations of a shift by private equity funds toward the use of "toehold accumulation" tactics as part of value maximization strategies.
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC agreed to pay an $8 million penalty to settle SEC charges alleging that the firm, which was dually registered as an investment advisor and broker-dealer, had failed to implement written compliance policies and procedures.
The SEC accepted offers of settlement in two enforcement actions involving "disclosure violations that deprived investors of material information during battles for corporate control of publicly traded companies."
The SEC Office of Investor Education and Advocacy informed investors about features and potential risks of alternative mutual funds that hold non-traditional investments or use complex investment and trading strategies.