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Alston & Bird LLP | USA | 17 Jun 2011

FBAR filing deadline June 30 some relief granted for prior year FBAR filings

This advisory reminds employee benefit plan sponsors and plan personnel of the upcoming June 30, 2011, deadline for filing 2010 FBAR information statements.


Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 20 Apr 2011

CFTC proposes to CPO exemption used by many hedge fund managers

On January 26, 2011, the CFTC proposed eliminating the exemptions from Commodity Pool Operator (CPO) registration contained in Rules 4.13(a)(3) and 4.13(a)(4), which are the principal exemptions relied on by hedge fund managers who trade futures.


Day Pitney LLP | USA | 21 Mar 2011

FBAR update for employee benefit plans: FinCEN publishes final rule addressing reports of foreign financial accounts

The Department of the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network ("FinCEN") recently released final regulations (the "Final Regulations") under the Bank Secrecy Act concerning the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (or "FBAR") that is required to be filed with the Treasury by June 30 of each year.


Stikeman Elliott LLP | USA, Canada | 4 Jun 2010

Conditional exemptions to SEC Rule 17g-5(a)(3) relevant for Canadian structured finance issuers

Under the SEC's Release 34-61050, published in December 2009, additional disclosure and conflict of interest requirements were imposed on nationally recognized statistical rating organizations (NRSROs) in the United States.


Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP | USA | 4 Mar 2009

DOL continues to provide ERISA relief facilitating liquidity for auction rate securities

During the week of February 23, 2009, the Department of Labor continued to support the facilitation of liquidity for auction rate securities (ARS) held by retirement plans and IRAs through ERISA prohibited transaction exemptions.


Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP | USA | 10 Nov 2008

DOL proposes ERISA exemptions to facilitate liquidity for retirement plans holding auction rate securities

On November 7, 2008, the Department of Labor proposed four individual prohibited transaction exemptions, requested by broker-dealers, that would facilitate liquidity for ERISA plans or IRAs holding auction rate securities (ARS) for which the Dutch auction process has failed.

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