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White House proposes SEC registration and oversight of private equity, venture capital and hedge fund advisors

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 21 2009

The White House proposed legislation to Congress last week that would require investment advisors to private equity, venture capital and hedge funds with more than $30 million in assets under management to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC

New York adopts revisions to Regulation 118 governing audited financial statements

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 12 2010

On December 28, 2009, the New York Insurance Department ("NYID") issued a Notice of Emergency adoption revising Regulation 118 to implement new audit and reporting standards on an emergency basis

Court approves American Home Mortgage's settlement of a subprime securities class action

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 18 2009

On July 30, 2009, the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York approved a $37.25 million settlement of a subprime-related securities class action styled, In re American Home Mortgage Securities Litigation

SEC and NAIC take affirmative steps to address corporate disclosures regarding climate change

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 27 2009

On October 2, 2009, as part of the 48th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute held at Northwestern University School of Law, SEC Commissioner Elisse B. Walter gave a speech entitled “SEC Rulemaking ‘Advancing The Law’ To Protect Investors.”

Former Tyco director settles with pension fund in opt-out action

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 4 2010

In 2002, Tyco became embroiled in a well-publicized scandal arising out of alleged corporate looting by the company’s top management

Hedge funds back down in Argentina claim after asset freeze fails

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • Argentina, USA
  • -
  • April 19 2010

Hedge funds seeking to recover more than $554 million in judgments against Argentina have reportedly withdrawn court appeals to stop assets being taken out of accounts at Citibank, diminishing their chances of ultimate success

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission brings civil action against former New Century executives

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 6 2010

On December 7, 2009, the SEC charged three former executives of New Century Financial Corporation with securities fraud

FSA issues reminder on its approval and interview process for significant influence functions

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • October 27 2009

On 14 October 2009, the FSA wrote to the CEOs of certain regulated firms to clarify its new approach to the approval and supervision of persons performing significant influence functions (SIFs

Bermuda Monetary Authority publishes its 2010 Business Plan

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • Bermuda
  • -
  • January 19 2010

On 14 January 2010 the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) presented its regulatory framework Business Plan for the year ahead at its Annual General Meeting

International Public Company D&O: Status & Trends - Canada

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 14 2010

Class action securities claims are a perennially interesting topic for attorneys and companies around the world and across industries