Client Alerts & Publications
- Client AlertJanuary 16, 2020
The SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations has released its 2020 Examination Priorities. This Client Alert includes a discussion of the exam priorities.
- Client AlertJanuary 16, 2020
FINRA recently issued its 2020 Risk Monitoring and Examination Priorities Letter. The letter highlights the areas of focus for FINRA’s risk monitoring, surveillance and examination programs for 2020 and contain numerous links to Regulatory Notices, FINRA Reports and other resources to aid broker-dealers in complying with the priority areas.
- ArticleJanuary 2020
On September 17, the SEC announced proposed rules to update the statistical disclosures that bank and savings and loan registrants provide to investors and eliminate disclosures that overlap with other SEC rules, U.S. GAAP or IFRS.
- Client AlertJanuary 8, 2020
Late in 2019, as part of a spending package, President Trump signed into law the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 or the SECURE Act. The legislation provides changes to defined contribution plans (such as 401(k) plans) and defined benefit pension plans.
- Client AlertJanuary 7, 2020
Late in 2019, Congress passed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement or the SECURE Act. With few exceptions, the provisions in the Act are effective for retirement plans, IRAs, contributions and distributions on or after January 1, 2020.
- Client AlertJanuary 6, 2020
The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 went into effect on January 1, 2020 and imposes extensive disclosure and record-keeping requirements on businesses that handle personal information.
- Client AlertDecember 2, 2019
This Client Alert covers the new rules that apply to beneficiary representation. It is the fourth installment in a six-part series on the new Illinois Trust Code.
- Client AlertAlthough Not a Game Changer, Sun Capital Court Reverses Lower Court Regarding Private Equity Investment Fund’s Responsibility for Portfolio Company’s Pension LiabilityDecember 2, 2019
On November 22, in a fact-specific ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held that two separate, but related Sun Capital Partners Inc. private equity investment funds were not liable for the multiemployer plan withdrawal liability of a bankrupt portfolio company that the two funds co-owned.
- Client AlertNovember 27, 2019
On November 25, the SEC re-proposed Rule 18f-4 under the Investment Company Act of 1940 as amended. Rule 18f-4 is intended to be a new exemptive rule that is designed to enhance the regulation of the use of derivatives by registered investment companies, including mutual funds, ETFs, closed-end funds, and BDCs notwithstanding the restrictions under the 1940 Act.
- ArticleNovember/December 2019
This article in Business Credit magazine discusses best practices that unsecured creditors consider in determining early-on whether or not a customer is in financial distress, assessing the circumstances, and taking appropriate action.
- Client AlertNovember 11, 2019
On November 4, the SEC announced proposed amendments to Rules 206(4)-1 and 206(4)-3 under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 to address investment adviser advertisements and payments to solicitors, respectively.
- ArticleOctober 29, 2019
On September 26, the SEC adopted final Rule 6c-11 under the Investment Company Act of 1940, and certain form amendments that standardize the regulatory regime governing exchange-traded funds.