Welcome to the February 2019 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
The best law firms cranked out some great articles during
the last several weeks, perhaps feeling a post-holiday burst of energy. Paul Hastings offers a great overview of the
esoteric world of Section 13 and Section 16 filings. Morgan Lewis addresses best execution issues
when recommending mutual fund share classes.
Dechert tries to discern the future of Brexit. There were also some great pieces on
co-investments from Pepper Hamilton, political and lobbying activities from
K&L Gates, and a CFTC survey from WilmerHale.
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.
Welcome to the June 2018 BOTW. Schulte Roth warns fund sponsors not to play favorites (favourites?) with investors, Clifford Chance reminds cryptocurrency players not to forget the CFTC, and ACA outlines FINRA’s recent regulatory actions. Morgan Lewis tries to synthesize GDPR, and K&L Gates surveys the private equity industry.
Welcome to the January BOTW, covering articles from November-December. Cryptocurrency and ICOs are hot, hot, hot. Check out the podcast by Pepper and the regulatory article from Seward & Kissel. Also included are the materials from the well-respected K&L Gates annual investment management conference. We love ACA’s title about wrap programs and Cohen’s piece about management fee waivers.
Welcome to the May/June 2017 BOTW. Things got so crazy for your friendly neighborhood regulatory blogger that I missed a month, requiring a consolidation of the May and June BOTW. That means a lot of great articles from the tops of the industry. Alaric extols the virtues of automated compliance testing, ACA delves deep into performance reporting, and Pepper podcasts about valuation. Meanwhile, Dechert looks to Europe, and Seward & Kissel worries about private equity compliance. Sadis & Goldberg asks the most provocative question of the late spring: Should you fight the SEC? (Spoiler Alert: They say you should.)
“I have learned that nothing is certain except for the need to have strong risk management, a lot of cash, the willingness to invest even when the future is unclear, and great people.” (Jeffrey R. Immelt)
Welcome to the April 2017 BOTW. While we await major (minor?) regulatory changes, the regulatory professionals offer guidance allowing everybody to catch up on ongoing challenges. ACA ominously asks about your BD’s message archive, Dechert provides a guide to fund financing, and Schulte sees opportunities in registered closed-end funds. We also like Cohen’s guidance on selling a private company and Skadden’s cybersecurity due diligence guide. Things may look cloudy, but April showers…
“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” (Anne Bradstreet)
Welcome to the March 2017 BOTW. Spring has sprung for the regulatory experts, who have produced a flowering of content. There is something for everybody: Dechert and Skadden go holistic and offer broad reviews, Drinker looks at CCO liability, and Seward & Kissel comments on the hedge fund industry. Pepper takes on tax in a podcast, Stradley Ronon offers some cybersecurity advice, and Perkins Coie tackles fintech. As my old law professor used to advise, “Keep reading.”
“Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it.” (Alan Perlis)
Welcome to the February 2017 BOTW. Morgan Lewis offers a comprehensive review (107 pages) of last year’s SEC and FINRA activity. ACA tries to explain GIPS. Dechert addresses regulation of political contributions. And SEC3 tackles CCO personal liability. Also, kudos to Thompson Hine for using a podcast to deliver regulatory information.
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” (William Arthur Ward)
Welcome to the January 2017 BOTW. We are still waiting for the new Administration to impanel the new SEC. Regardless, the regulatory world keeps turning. Drinker offers some excellent advice on how to respond to an SEC exam. Groom looks into its crystal ball for retirement and health policy. Dechert offers a comprehensive compliance outline for advisers.