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What SEC’s Transparency Rule Means for Investors, Advisers and Funds

Earlier this summer, we wrote about both new and amended rules proposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the “Advisers Act”) regarding private funds, their advisers, and transparency to investors (the “Proposed Rules”). On August 23, 2023, the SEC adopted the final rule (the “Rule”), which cut…
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Proposed SEC Rules Aim at Putting Private Funds More in Public View

Whether everyday Americans saving for retirement, college tuition, or their forever homes know it or not, there’s a chance that their money is tied, directly or indirectly, to private funds[1]. Moreover, those Americans probably don’t consider themselves investors in private funds and likely view private fund investors as ultra-high net worth individuals and institutional investors.…
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Meme Stock Mania Sets Stage for Proposed Game-Changing SEC Rule

On Wednesday, December 14, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) affirmatively voted to advance some major changes to U.S. stock-market rules, perhaps the biggest changes to such rules in nearly 20 years. Although the affirmative vote opens the proposed rules to public comment until at least March 31, 2023, before they can be…
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Life May Not Be Fair, But Interested Party Transactions Should Be

Overview When a court reviews contested business transactions of a Delaware corporation, they typically rely on one of two standards of review: the “business judgment rule” or the “entire fairness standard.” The business judgment rule is the default standard of review, where the plaintiff has the burden of proof and which sets forth a presumption…
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