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Best of the Law Firms

Welcome to the October 2018 edition of the Best of the Law Firms.  In this feature, we recommend some of the best recent articles and analyses authored by top investment management lawyers.  These articles offer a more comprehensive review of the issues that we address in our daily “Our Take” alerts.

Today’s compendium includes Pepper Hamilton’s comparison of private fund models, K&L Gates’s outline of the new GIPS standards, and Mayer Brown’s analysis of social media compliance.  There are also great pieces by Drinker Biddle about cybersecurity, Groom concerning the fiduciary rule and Dechert about side letters.

A Strategic Comparison of Private Investment Fund Models (Pepper Hamilton)

A Face-Lift for GIPS: CFA Institute Publishes Proposed Revisions to the GIPS Standards in the GIPS 2020 Exposure Draft (K&L Gates)

Social Media Compliance Guide for Issuers, Broker-Dealers, and Advisers (Mayer Brown)

Cybersecurity: A Perennial, Ever-Evolving ‘Hot Topic’ for Director Oversight  (Drinker Biddle)

Understanding the Unwinding of DOL’s Fiduciary Rule (Groom)

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018: Summary and Comparison to GDPR (Kramer Levin)

Private fund side letters: common terms, themes and practical considerations (Dechert)

Standards of conduct for investment professionals – overlapping protections for broker-dealer retirement customers (Eversheds Sutherland)