With a new Administration comes fresh leadership at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the most important securities regulator on the world stage. We have a simple request, get us back on track for investor protection.
of the most effective advocacy tools is to write comment letters on regulatory
proposals and then leverage those letters for blogs, conversations with
regulators, Hill staffers, and the media.
letters can shape the public debate… READ MORE ›
Finders with the right contacts among investors can play useful roles in bridging funding gaps. Unfortunately, however, the world of finders also has a dark side of fraudsters, market manipulators, and bad actors. The SEC's proposed exemption fails to acknowledge this.
SEC Rule 13F is seeking to raise the asset threshold for investment managers to report their holdings rom $100 million to $3.5 billion.
The SEC is proposing major changes to the rules governing private markets to help young companies raise capital and to expand retail investor access to private markets. CFA Institute argues that the proposal would weaken investor protections and tip the balance yet further against public markets.
CFA Institute believes that investors must maintain full control of their proxy voting decisions, including the ability to cast their votes any time they wish. Here's a roundup of CFA Institute positions regarding the SEC's proposal on Amendments to Exemptions from the Proxy Rules for Proxy Voting Advice.
On 15 November, the US SEC helda roundtable focused on key aspects of the US proxy system, including proxy voting mechanics and technology, the shareholder proposal process, and the role and regulation of proxy advisory firms.
After the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacate the fiduciary standard, the brokerage industry lost no time in rolling back some of its policies specifically adopted in response to that rule.
If the SEC adopts a rule as proposed, broker/dealers will no longer be able to use the term “adviser” or “advisor” in their names or titles when marketing themselves to investors.
As the US Department of Labor prepares to let its fiduciary duty rule die, the SEC recently proposed a new standard of conduct rule for broker/dealers who provide recommendations with respect to securities transactions, including investment strategies. Rejecting… READ MORE ›
CFA Institute urges three approaches that will clarify that only registered investment advisers can provide personalized investment advice, as well as clarify the role of broker-dealers.
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