October 29, 2020

SEC Staff’s Latest Dear CFO Letters Rescind or Modify Certain Existing Staff Positions and Express New Staff Positions

On October 23, 2020, the staff of the SEC Chief Accountant’s Office of the Division of Investment Management (Staff) issued its latest industry comment letters (Dear CFO Letters) directed to chief financial officers and independent public accountants of funds and business development companies (BDCs) regarding accounting- and auditing-related disclosure matters.

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October 22, 2020

SEC Adopts Final Rule and Related Amendments for Fund-of-Funds Arrangements

The SEC recently adopted a new rule, Rule 12d1-4 (FoF Rule), and related amendments designed to implement a regulatory framework for investments by registered investment companies and business development companies (BDCs) (collectively, funds) in underlying funds. The release adopting the amendments (Adopting Release) also rescinds Rule 12d1-2 (which applies to…

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October 9, 2020

SEC Reaches Settlement with Investment Adviser Regarding Recapture of Waived Fees and Reimbursed Expenses from Money Market Funds

The SEC reached a settlement with a registered investment adviser (Adviser) for making material misrepresentations regarding the expenses paid by four money market funds (Funds) that the Adviser managed, in connection with fund reimbursement of fees and expenses that the Adviser had waived or reimbursed during the period from January…

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October 5, 2020

SEC Settles Charges Against Investment Adviser for Unlawful Cross Trades

The SEC recently settled charges against a registered investment adviser that engaged in hundreds of impermissible cross trades, including principal transactions, between its client accounts. The SEC Order found that the investment adviser violated Sections 17(a)(1) and 17(a)(2) of the 1940 Act, and Rule 38a-1 thereunder, and Sections 206(3) and…

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