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SEC's New Rule Requires Additional Disclosures on Form ADV
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2016

On August 25, 2016, the SEC adopted Release No. IA-4509 (the “New Rule” or the “amendments”) that amends Form ADV to increase the amount of

MiFiD II: FCA publishes minutes of May roundtable
  • Cummings Law Ltd
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • August 12 2016

The FCA has published the Minutes of its MiFID II implementation roundtable held in May 2016. Points of interest in the Minutes include: (i) ESMA is

CIRC strengthens regulation of portfolio-type products
  • DLA Piper
  • China
  • July 13 2016

The China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) released on 22 June 2016 the Circular on Strengthening the Business Regulation of Portfolio-type

Indonesia in Focus - July 2016
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BLP)
  • United Kingdom, European Union, Indonesia
  • July 5 2016

Following the result for the UK to leave the European Union, the country now faces the largest overhaul of its legal system for generations. Tens of

Buying Russian Bonds: Risky Business or Safe Bet?
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Russia
  • June 9 2016

In late May, The Russian Federation issued its first sovereign bond since the Ukraine crisis in 2014. The sole organizer of the bond is VTB Capital

Do Bonds and EB-5 Investment Go Together?
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2016

EB-5 is a growing and acceptable financing methodology as part of the capital stack in many U.S. projects, with real estate assets remaining the

Social Benefit Bonds
  • Gadens
  • Australia
  • February 2 2016

In 2013 the New South Wales Government established Australia's first social benefit bond pilot. Social benefit bonds are a financial instrument that

Creditor rights during sovereign debt restructuring
  • CMS
  • Global
  • May 28 2013

Government bonds were long considered a safe investment that offered the potential for high returns. However, after Argentina announced in 2002 that

Royal Decree introduces mandatory Collective Action Clauses for issues of Belgian Sovereign Notes
  • Stibbe
  • Belgium
  • February 26 2013

On Friday 21 February 2013, the Belgian Official Gazette published a Royal Decree introducing mandatory Collective Action Clauses for issues of

Sovereign annuities: a suitable option?
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • January 17 2013

A "sovereign annuity" initiative has been introduced to assist employers and trustees in addressing the funding issues associated with defined