On December 17, 2019, three different divisions of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) issued no-action letters intended to facilitate the swaps market’s transition away from interbank offered rates (each, an “IBOR”) and toward alternative benchmarks. The letters responded to requests for relief made by the Alternative Reference Rates Committee (the “ARRC”), the group convened

At an open meeting held June 28, 2018, the SEC voted unanimously to propose a new rule codifying exemptions to certain rules under the Investment Company Act.  These exemptions have enabled the exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry to grow to more than $3.4 trillion in 24 years.  In order to even the playing field for existing

The AICPA recently released for public comment a working draft of its Accounting and Valuation Guide: Valuation of Portfolio Company Investments of Venture Capital and Private Equity Funds and Other Investment Companies (the “Guide”).

The Guide is designed to provide investment companies that invest in securities issued by privately held enterprises with an

In recent years, questions have been raised in many quarters about how brokers with questionable backgrounds have been able to move among firms and remain in the industry. FINRA has responded by enhancing a broker-dealer’s obligations for reviewing the backgrounds of its newly hired brokers.

The SEC recently approved proposed FINRA Rule 3110(e), which

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