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Looks like another deadline of the Dodd-Frank Bill will come and go. This one is the much talked about July 21 hedge fund registration deadline.
SEC Associate Director Robert Plaze recently sent a letter to the President of the North American Securities Administrators Association Inc., saying "we expect the Commission will consider extending the date ... until the first quarter of 2012."
The letter said advisers with assets between $25 million and $100 million are likely to get a six-month grace period. So is the SEC playing nice with the hedge fund sector? Or are they simply unable to handle the workload? I decided to ask Tom Westle, Partner at Blank Rome LLP, who represents hedge funds, about this latest development.
Many venture capital investors I've spoken with are pleased with the news that the Securities and Exchange Commission may be loosening rules on capital raising by private companies.
But they should be careful. This change might wind up threatening the business model of venture capital firms.
It was hardly surprising to learn this morning that Pimco’s $235.9 billion flagship bond fund had gone net short Treasury bonds.
But I was surprised to learn in conversations how many people were convinced that this was exactly the right move—although some wonder if Pimco might be a bit early.
As investors prepare for the beginning of earnings season, two threats are lurking in the shadows: Toppy corporate profit margins and the threat to a consumer just showing signs of recovery.
Should either specter emerge from the dark it could cast a scary pall over how strong growth will be in coming quarters.
The news that the Securities and Exchange Commission is considering raising the 500-shareholder limit on non-public companies and relaxing the general solicitation rules on selling unregistered securities was a welcome surprise.
I had expected the SEC to react to Goldman Sachs offering of Facebook non-registered, private shares to go in the opposite direction: an immediate attempt to shut down or highly regulate the markets for non-registered securities.
The report from the UKs Independent Commission on Banking overestimates the competency of regulators.
The commission said on Monday that the UK's biggest banks do not need to be broken up to reduce systemic risk. Instead, they should be forced to hold more capital and 'ring fence' retail units so they cannot be brought down if a bank's trading and investment units fail.
The New York Times explores the environment at Bank of America that led to Thompson's departure and what lies ahead.
The S&P 500's rise to a record high two months ago did not lift all boats, says technical analyst Chris Johnson.
There is a lot of money hiding out in a few sub-groups, including banks, biotech, and Internet names like Google and Facebook.