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SEC to Wyoming (Division of Banking): Interpreting Federal Securities Laws and Rules is Our Domain

In early November 2020, the staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Division of Investment Management (“IM Division”), in consultation with the SEC’s “FinHub” staff, issued a statement in response to a No-Action Letter from the Wyoming Division of Banking purporting to provide interpretive guidance on both Wyoming and federal securities laws,…

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SEC’s OCIE Issues Risk Alert Regarding Select COVID-19 Compliance Risks and Considerations for Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers

On August 12, the SEC’s OCIE issued a risk alert regarding its observations pertaining to COVID-19-related issues, risks and practices, including market volatility and higher risks of misconduct, relevant to SEC-registered investment advisers and broker-dealers (collectively, Firms). OCIE’s observations and recommendations fall broadly into the following six categories: (1) protection of investors’…

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SEC Adopts Final Proxy Advisor Amendments and Supplemental IA Guidance

On July 22, the SEC finalized amendments to its proxy solicitation rules that will modify the practices of proxy advisory firms, providing them with greater transparency and accountability. The rule amendments, which were the subject of a vigorous comment process, were approved by a 3-1 vote. The effective date will be 60…

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U.S. SEC Chairman Confirms June 30 Deadline and Areas of Focus for Regulation Best Interest and Form CRS

In a public statement issued on June 15, 2020, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Clayton confirmed the June 30, 2020, deadlines for compliance with Regulation Best Interest (Reg. BI) and the Form CRS requirements, echoing his statements from April that the implementation of Reg. BI and Form CRS…

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U.S. Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers: Prepare for Fast-Approaching Regulation Best Interest and Form CRS Deadline

The compliance date of June 30, 2020, is looming for U.S. broker-dealers subject to Regulation Best Interest (Reg. BI)[1] and broker-dealers and investment advisers required to prepare and provide relationship summaries pursuant to Form CRS and related rules.[2] Staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have provided answers…

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