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Global Asset Management Quarterly – Issue 2 now available

The second issue of our Global Asset Management Quarterly is now available. This publication highlights key developments that will be of interest to, and affect, our asset management clients, including market trends and developments in tax and buy-side regulation globally. Articles in this issue include those on US topics from David Barrett, Michael Flamenbaum, Mark Miller, … Continue Reading

ICE Futures US adopts new position limit disaggregation rule for owned entities

ICE Futures US (“ICE”) adopted a new rule, effective March 18, 2016, that provides relief from position limit aggregation requirements applicable to “owned entities.” Specifically, the rule amendment permits certain affiliated entities to disaggregate their positions for purposes of compliance with ICE’s position limits. Background ICE imposes spot-month position limits on all its futures contracts, … Continue Reading

Proposed Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule nears finalization

The US Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently submitted its final fiduciary rule to the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) for clearance, one of the last steps required to implement the controversial proposal. Under the proposed rule, financial advisers of retirement accounts would owe investors a fiduciary duty and must put their clients’ best interest … Continue Reading

CFTC and futures exchange enforcement actions: A year in review (2015)

Market participants must be mindful of the robust enforcement environment at the CFTC and U.S. futures exchanges.  In 2015, the CFTC brought numerous enforcement actions and continued to impose aggressive civil monetary penalties on market participants, including energy and agricultural companies.  Significantly, the CFTC also started to pivot from implementing to enforcing its regulations promulgated … Continue Reading

SEC publishes guidance on mutual fund sub-accounting fees

On January 6, 2016, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) published a Guidance Update (the “Guidance”) concerning payments made by mutual funds to financial intermediaries that provide shareholder and recordkeeping services for investors in such funds. The Guidance is a product of a three-year sweep exam conducted by the SEC that studied these payments, … Continue Reading
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