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SEC Chair Announces New Initiatives

December 12, 2014 Dear Friends, SEC Chair Mary Jo White announced that the SEC staff are developing recommendations for a set of “proactive initiatives” covering three core areas:       Data Reporting Standardized Reporting for Derivatives Enhanced Data Collection on Separately Managed Accounts Reporting of Securities Lending by Funds       Transition Planning and Stress Testing Requirement for Investment Advisers to Develop […]

The 100 Most Influential People In Finance

Finance and lifestyle magazine for high net worth readers, Worth, has published its annual list of the 100 most powerful people in finance in its October/November 2014 issue. Highlights from the Worth Power 100 are below: The Top 10 #1 – Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (+6 spots from 2013) #2 – Janet Yellen, […]

Matt Okolita to Participate in ALE-CLE Webinar on September 23, 2014

September 5, 2014 Dear Friends, On September 23, 2014, 12:30- 1:30pm EST, CounselWorks Managing Director, Matt Okolita, will be featured in an ALI-CLE phone seminar/audio webcast on Best Practices for Allocating and Disclosing Management Fees of Private Equity Fund Advisers. As we mentioned earlier this year, the SEC is focusing on private equity managers’ fees and expenses and how they […]

Angels Lead Crowd Investors through Syndicate Funding

By David Drake. This is what I want to see: The likes of Angel Capital Association (ACA) and European Business Angel Network (EBAN) embracing and starting to take a proactive role in the new ecosystem where deal flows are coming in quicker and proof of concept brings in regular people investing alongside the angels. Angel investors, through syndicate funding, are […]

High Speed Trader Charged With Manipulating Futures Contracts To The Tune Of $20 Million

The CFTC has filed a civil an enforcement action in New York against Donald R. Wilson and his company, DRW Investments with unlawfully manipulating the price of a futures contract. The CFTC claims that the defendants profited by at least $20 million, while their trading counterparties suffered losses of an equal amount. “Traders cannot engage in manipulative acts to affect […]

95% of U.S. Startups Funded By Angels

By David Drake Angels seem to be everywhere these days. A whopping 95% of the startups in the U.S. in 2012 were funded by angel investors. And the numbers continue to rise. Angel investors, a.k.a. business angels, are affluent accredited investors, typically successful entrepreneurs or retired business people, who invest their own money informally in startup companies. To lessen the […]

The New Institutional Asset Class: Debt Crowdfunding

The New Institutional Asset Class: Debt Crowdfunding By David Drake   Institutional investors are still licking their wounds after the real estate market crashed and burned during the last global financial crisis. Some say we got into this financial mess because people were buying houses using their credit cards. However, there is a new asset class emerging from the global […]

Breaking: Hedge Funds Start Advertising Blitz

Thanks to Obama’s Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (Jobs Act), the ban on hedge fund advertising has been lifted starting today. The JOBS Act became law in March 2012 and made the initial recommendation to allow “general solicitation” for private issuers. The SEC was given time to evaluate how they could implement it. In a 4 to 1 vote the SEC […]

A Storm is Coming: PE Funds Fall Under Reg D 506

By David Drake In spite of prior delays, on August 29, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission finally issued its first proposals for rules under the Jobs Act that would relax general solicitation for accredited investors. Signed into law on April 5 2012, the Jumpstart Our Business Start-ups (JOBS) Act makes revolutionary changes to federal security laws that are over […]

Stepping on the Peers

Guest Post by David Drake. David Drake is the founder and chairman of LDJ Capital, a New York City private equity firm, and The Soho Loft, a global event-driven financial media company helping funds advertise for investors. You can reach him directly at David@LDJCapital.com.  Institutional investors are taking over the nascent peer-to-peer lending industry, and in doing so, taking the “peer” […]