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FINRA Proposes to Relax Some Advertising Rules for Funds and Robos 

FINRA has proposed amendments to its advertising rules that will help fund companies and robo-advisers.  For fund companies, the proposed amendments would (i) eliminate the filing requirement for the manager’s discussion of fund performance in shareholder reports, (ii) relieve firms from having to include backup materials when filing a retail communication that includes fund performance rankings, and (iii) allow firms […]

Leviathan of Nano Metal Powders and 3D & 4D Printing

By David Drake     He looked at me with his penetrating gaze, through his gold rimmed glasses, as he removed his cigar from his mouth, puffed the smoke into the air, and said with a hybrid, English accent,  ‘One of the rare privileges we have in Canada is the ability to smoke a good Havana, legally.’   Kamran M. Khozan […]

4D Printing: How to Disrupt the Disruptive 3D Printing Technology

By David Drake   Even before people can fully comprehend the impact of  3D printing technology, 4D printing is poised to further revolutionize this disruptive technology. 3D printing did not only disrupt the printing industry but several other industries as well,  inclusive of the manufacturing and construction sectors. Now in its embryonic stage, 4D printing is a dimension above and […]

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 […]

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 […]