Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, an investment advisory firm, agreed to pay a $13 million penalty to settle SEC charges alleging the firm (i) overbilled investment advisory clients, and (ii) committed custody examination, and books and records violations under the Investment Advisers Act.
SIFMA and numerous financial associations filed a complaint against the Department of Labor with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The complaint would strike down an "overreaching" DOL fiduciary rule.
The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises reviewed the "Investment Advisers Modernization Act," which would require the SEC to modernize certain rules relating to investment advisers.
The SEC granted no-action relief to RS Global Natural Resources Fund ("RS Global"), SailingStone Capital Partners LLC ("SailingStone") and RS Investment Management Co. LLC, under Investment Company Act Section 15(a) ("Contracts of Advisers and Underwriters"), provided that RS Investment Management...
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