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SEC Provides Guidance on Testimonials and Social Media

Dear Friends, On March 31, 2014, the SEC issued Guidance regarding Rule 206(4)-1(a)(1) of the Investment Advisers Act (“the testimonial rule”) and social media. The SEC generally prohibits client testimonials. However in its guidance, the SEC said client testimonials on independent social media sites are permissible, in certain circumstances, with the following important considerations: An investment adviser (“IA”) or investment […]

SEC Charges Men with Insider Trading on Information From Wives

Dear Friends, On March 31, 2014, the SEC announced the following charges against two men that traded on confidential information from their wives: Tyrone Hawk overheard his wife’s work calls indicating that her company, Oracle Corp., was planning to acquire Acme Packet Inc.  Hawk violated a duty of trust when he purchased Acme Packet shares prior to the acquisition and […]

FINRA Bonus Disclosure Rule to SEC

Dear Friends, On March 10, 2014, FINRA filed a proposal with the SEC requiring brokers who receive more than $100,000 in incentive compensation to switch firms, to disclose to clients how much they are paid. Brokers would disclose a compensation range in $500,000 to $1,000,000 bands. The proposed rule was approved by FINRA in September 2013, in an effort to […]

No-Action Letter – Guidance on “Knowledgeable Employees”

  Dear Friends, The SEC has released a No-Action letter providing guidance on individuals who qualify as “knowledgeable employees” under Rule 3c-5 of the Investment Company Act of 1940. The Rule defines knowledgeable employee as any natural person who is an “executive officer, director, trustee, general partner, advisory board member, or person serving in a similar capacity” of a private […]

Coming Soon: “Reality” Hedge Fund TV

A hedge fund group is introducing a six part “reality” TV show called Hedge Fund Lions’ Den (HFLD). The show will feature three “lions” or heads of the current hedge fund industry, Luke Ellis, the president of of the world’s largest publicly traded hedge fund manager, Man Group; Lord Fink, philanthropist and CEO of ISAM, an alternative investment adviser; and Aberdeen Asset Management’s Andrew McCaffery. The first […]

Industry Record: Hedge Fund Assets Reach $1.97 Trillion

All hedge fund strategies, excluding relative value, were in the positive in November, Eurekahedge reports today. Fixed income fund managers lead the pack with returns of 7.28% during the month. The handful of fixed income funds which were investing in ‘bitcoins’ saw gains during the November as leading central banks recognized the virtual currency as legal tender. However, the price […]