Regulators on both sides of the Atlantic are tightening liquidity rules for investment funds with the primary focus on whether or not fund portfolios can keep their promise of daily liquidity to their fund investors at all times. We have … Continue reading Top Down, Bottom Up: The Topsy-Turvy World of Fund Liquidity
Renowned US economist Milton Friedman once famously declared that public companies exist solely to serve their shareholders. Last week, Friedman may have been rolling in his grave. The CEOs of the 192 largest public corporations in the US delivered a … Continue reading Short-Termism: Regulators Assess Investment Horizons
After more than a decade of policy debates, yesterday was a red-letter day for the US asset management and broker-dealer industries. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted 3-1 to approve Regulation Best Interest, a set of rules aimed … Continue reading SEC Votes in Favor of Regulation Best Interest But Will This Be Their Final Answer?
“Why a four-year-old child could understand this report. Run out and find me a four-year-old child, I can’t make head or tail out of it.” Rufus T. Firefly “Duck Soup” No United States of Digital Assets It is at this … Continue reading Duck Soup: The SEC Recipe for Regulating Digital Assets
More than a year ago, we explored challenges that asset managers were facing as they worked to implement the SEC’s Liquidity Rule. Now, 13 months later, many of those challenges still exist. With major compliance dates around the corner, here’s … Continue reading The SEC Liquidity Rule – Challenges Continue as Implementation Looms
Since 2014, Precidian Investments has sought Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approval for a new kind of active exchange-traded fund (ETF) that does not disclose its daily holdings. No longer. On April 8, the SEC gave Precidian Investments contingent approval … Continue reading SEC, Precidian Pave the Way for Non-transparent, Active ETFs