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Bill Myers has been a journalist for more than two decades in Chicago, Cambodia and Washington, DC. He has covered regulatory affairs across the capital's alphabet soup, including the FCC, HHS, the FDA, and the Hill. He started his career at the late, great City News Bureau of Chicago (motto: "If your mother says she loves you—check it out.")
COVID-19 is a double-barreled compliance crisis for private funds. On the one hand, as cash evaporates it could expose weak investments or even outright fraud ...
FINRA and the other SROs are now on the clock to publish their plans for the looming consolidated audit trail requirements after a divided Commission ...
The coronavirus crisis has forced many firms to stitch together patchwork telecommuting arrangements even as the world economy faces its worst days since the 1930s. ...
Sherlock Holmes famously solved a case by listening for a dog that didn’t bark. Since the early days of the coronavirus crisis, a deafening silence ...
A Florida private fund adviser hid losses on bad loans and booked fees it hadn’t yet received to over-inflate its funds’ net asset values by ...
The coronavirus crisis caught almost everyone off guard. But now, two months into lockdown, and no date certain on when we’ll get back to “normal,” ...
Large size broker-dealers will be allowed to comply with Consolidated Audit Trail requirements over a new, phased timeline, and small-to-medium sized firms that had been ...
For nearly three decades, Marko Dimitrijevic was an impresario in emerging market funds. His firm, Everest Capital, attracted early investments from George Soros and Dimitrijevic’s ...
A private fund isn’t a personal fund, and the SEC has just driven the point home by barring a Maryland investment adviser for helping himself ...
Digital advisors and broker-dealers sprung up as a way to simplify the lives of ordinary investors. Now those companies that famously disrupted the financial services ...
A New York private equity fund adviser has agreed to pay nearly $1.9 million to settle SEC accusations that it hid management fees from its ...
Even as the SEC is weighing changes to its fund valuation rules, it hasn’t stopped enforcing current ones, as mutual fund adviser Semper Capital Management ...
Proposed SEC rules that would allow registered investment companies to delegate fund valuations to their investment advisers represent an excellent opportunity for IAs to get ...
Private equity or hedge funds that took out loans designed to help small businesses survive the coronavirus meltdown now have until May 7 to return ...
A Boston-based private fund adviser mislabeled one of its drilling assets in a marketing brochure and will now be $1 million lighter for it. In ...
The SEC is seeking comment on new regulations that would allow boards of registered funds to delegate valuations to firm investment advisers—regulations that if adopted ...
The SEC on April 24 announced that it had formed a 12-member committee that will monitor precarious markets as the coronavirus crisis continues its horrible ...
A New York investment adviser will pay $35 million to settle claims that it sold tens of millions of dollars in phony loan assets to ...
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Broker-dealers and dual registrants hoping to get right with the pending Reg BI deadline should put together a “conflicts inventory” and focus training on the ...
SEC regulators will examine for “good faith” efforts to comply with the Commission’s new Reg BI rule, OCIE says in a new risk alert. Chairman ...
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