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TCPA Violations Of Debt Collectors Could Make The Loan Owner Liable
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals majority opinion, reversed the grant of summary by the District Court that a loan owner ...
United States
11 Apr 2019
AB2833: New California Law Opens Lid On Private Fund Fees
On September 14, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill No. 2833.
United States
10 Oct 2016
New FIRPTA Reform Creates PATH To Potential Benefits For Existing REITs And Foreign Investors In The United States
On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (the "PATH Act").
United States
2 Feb 2016
Bulletin: AFTRA Retirement Fund Sending Information Request To JPC Members On Significant Drop In Pension Contributions
To address what it perceives as significant underfunding in its pension plan, the AFTRA Retirement Fund is actively sending information requests to Joint Policy Committee signatories whose contributions have declined over a three year period.
United States
9 Dec 2015
Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal Of '40 Act Section 36(b) Excessive Fee Action Against Davis
The lawsuit, originally filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, alleged that defendants breached their fiduciary duties to the Fund by charging excessive advisory and 12b-1 fees.
United States
14 Oct 2015
Court Dismisses In Part A Mutual Fund Excessive Fee Action Against SEI
Over the past few years, we've seen a resurgence in the number of shareholder suits against mutual fund investment advisers for excessive fees under section 36(b) of the Investment Company Act.
United States
20 Jul 2015
SEC Sanctions Insurance Company For Variable Contract Pricing Violations
The Securities and Exchange Commission recently charged a life insurance company with violating the pricing requirements under Rule 22c-1 of the Investment Company Act of 1940.
United States
1 Jun 2015
Unanimous Supreme Court Decision Paves Way For 401(k) Plan Lawsuits
On May 18, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court rendered a unanimous decision that may pave the way for more lawsuits against ERISA plans alleging a breach of fiduciary duty regarding plan fees and choice of investment alternatives.
United States
27 May 2015
Appellate Court Warning: Pension Funds May Get Stuck With Unintended Oral Contracts With Their Investment Managers
On May 8, 2015, the Second District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles revived a $35 million lawsuit against CalPERS in Centinela Capital Partners LLC v. California Public Employees' Retirement System.
United States
15 May 2015
Alternative Investment Vehicles & Subscription Facilities: A Look At Protecting Lenders’ Collateral
Private funds often seek subscription facilities for short term bridging of capital calls in order to, among other things, avoid the need to call capital in advance of closing an investment and backstop late capital call proceeds from the fund’s limited partners.
United States
31 Jan 2015
SEC Announces 2015 Exam Priorities
The SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations ("OCIE" or the "Staff") recently released its 2015 Exam Priorities.
United States
21 Jan 2015
CFTC Staff Provides JOBS Act Harmonization Exemptive Relief
Attention hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, and other private funds (collectively, "private funds").
United States
12 Sep 2014
Fair Valuation And Mutual Fund Directors: New Guidance From The SEC*
The SEC recently issued new guidance on the use of pricing services, buried in the bowels of the July 23 release adopting money market fund reforms.
United States
2 Sep 2014
Attention Mutual Funds--Potential Relief For CPO And CTA Regulation In The 2014 CFTC Reauthorization Act
We want to highlight what could become important relief for mutual funds with respect to registration as commodity pool operators or commodity trading advisers.
United States
2 Sep 2014
Fair Valuation And Mutual Fund Directors: The Great Valuation Divide And Its Implications
This is the third in a series of Client Alerts regarding the risks that misvalued securities pose for the independent directors1 of investment companies.
United States
19 Jul 2014
Fair Valuation And Mutual Fund Directors: History Of Enforcement Actions Against Independent Directors
The staff of the Division of Investment Management announced that it would not propose comprehensive guidance on valuation of investment company portfolios this year.
United States
6 Jun 2014
Distressed Over Eligible Assignees: Who's In, Who's Out In Meridian Sunrise Village
A recent decision out of the Western District of Washington will be of interest to both lenders and borrowers of loans that are expected to be traded.
United States
3 Jun 2014
Creative Financing: Using Crowdfunding To Finance Real Estate Projects
Although the economy is showing signs of recovery in fits and starts, the traditional commercial real estate lending market is still tight for many developers.
United States
22 Apr 2014
Mutual Fund Corner: The Brinks Company Receives No-Action Relief Permitting It to Maintain Custody of Gold Bullion and Other Precious Metals
On February 11, 2014, the Office of the Chief Counsel ("Chief Counsel") of the SEC's Division of Investment Management issued No-Action Relief to The Brink's Company ("Brink's"), a company that provides gold bullion and other precious metals ("Precious Metals") vault services to a wide range of institutional customers.
United States
22 Feb 2014
Mutual Fund Corner: SEC Extends No-Action Relief From Section 17(F) Custody Requirements For Margin On Certain Cleared Swaps
On December 26, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Investment Management ("IM") issued No-Action Letters to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, ICE Clear Credit and LCH Clearnet.
United States
6 Jan 2014
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