Tag Archives: Investment Advisers Act of 1940

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 […]

Hedge Fund Regulation: It’s Back!

Reposted from “Hedge Fund Regulation: It’s Back” on the Intralinks.com Blog. And this time it’s taking private equity and venture capital with it. First, let’s quickly rewind to 2006, when hedge funds throughout the U.S. were completing their ADV and implementing technology to retain their e-mails and documents. At the time, they were anticipating having to register with the SEC […]