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2022 SEC Examination Priorities: ESG, Private Funds, Data Security, and Digital Assets

2022 SEC Examination Priorities: ESG, Private Funds, Data Security, and Digital Assets WHAT HAPPENED? On March 30, 2022, the Division of Examinations (the Division) published its 2022 Examination Priorities.  These annual priorities highlight practices, products, and services that present heightened risks to investors or U.S capital markets. The Four Pillars: These priorities [...]

By | 2022-04-04T19:02:11-04:00 Apr 4th, 2022|Fairview® Flash Reports|

Shocking Recension and Amendment of the Proxy Adviser Rule Threatens Shareholder Democracy

Shocking Recension and Amendment of the Proxy Adviser Rule Threatens Shareholder Democracy I. Introduction In November 2021, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (the “SEC” or “Commission”) proposed recensions and amendments to the proxy adviser rule under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. The SEC’s proposed rules have ignited debates [...]

By | 2022-06-23T13:21:28-04:00 Mar 31st, 2022|Fairview® Flash Reports|

ADVISER CHARGED WITH FAILING TO DISCLOSE FEES AND EXPENSES: Results in nearly $10 million in penalties and reimbursements

ADVISER CHARGED WITH FAILING TO DISCLOSE FEES AND EXPENSES: Results in nearly $10 million in penalties and reimbursements WHAT HAPPENED? On December 20th, a private fund adviser, Global Infrastructure Management, LLC, was charged by the SEC for fee and expense disclosure failures. The SEC’s investigation revealed that Global provided investors with [...]

By | 2022-04-04T18:33:47-04:00 Mar 3rd, 2022|Fairview® Flash Reports|

SEC Exam Trends

SEC Exam Trends The SEC’s Division of Examinations has conducted a series of exams, coined as the Retail Investment Company Initiatives (RIC), which focused on mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). This initiative concentrated on advisers that fell into the following six categories: (1) index funds that track custom-built indexes; (2) smaller [...]

By | 2022-02-28T19:58:55-05:00 Feb 28th, 2022|Fairview® Flash Reports|

SEC Proposes Reforms for Private Funds

SEC Proposes Reforms for Private Funds WHAT HAPPENED? On February 9, 2022, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission voted to propose new rules and amendments to enhance the regulation of private fund advisers and protect investors in private funds by increasing transparency. The proposed rules would require private fund advisers to [...]

By | 2022-02-21T21:36:13-05:00 Feb 21st, 2022|Fairview® Flash Reports|

SEC Continues Focus on Private Fund Advisers

SEC Continues Focus on Private Fund Advisers WHAT HAPPENED? In the past five years, private fund assets have increased by 70%. As private fund advisers continue to play a larger role in the financial markets, the Division of Examinations (“EXAMS”) published a risk alert of their observations. The risk alert is [...]

By | 2022-02-03T00:30:57-05:00 Feb 3rd, 2022|Fairview® Flash Reports|

Compliance Date Approaching for Fund of Funds Arrangements Under The Investment Company Act of 1940, as Amended

Compliance Date Approaching for Fund of Funds Arrangements Under The Investment Company Act of 1940, as Amended WHAT HAPPENED? Last year the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission adopted a new rule and related amendments regarding fund of funds arrangements in rule 12d1-4 (see our prior coverage here). The regulatory framework provides flexibility [...]

By | 2022-01-12T21:40:27-05:00 Jan 12th, 2022|Fairview® Flash Reports|

Phasing Out LIBOR

Phasing Out LIBOR WHAT HAPPENED? First, what is LIBOR? The London Interbank Offered Rate ("LIBOR") is the average interest rate by which major global banks borrow from one another. LIBOR rates that are not based on the U.S. Dollar will be discontinued on December 31, 2021, while those linked to the [...]

By | 2021-12-23T03:36:59-05:00 Dec 23rd, 2021|Fairview® Flash Reports|