New Final Rule: SEC to Modernize Closed-End Fund Requirements

New Final Rule: SEC to Modernize Closed-End Fund Requirements WHAT HAPPENED? On April 8, 2020, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission adopted a new final rule which will modernize business development company (BDC) and closed-end fund (CEF) requirements to meet those already applied to operating companies. The new [...]

By | 2020-05-19T15:20:34+00:00 May 19th, 2020|FilePoint® Flash Reports, Regulatory Updates|

New Final Rule: Summary Prospectus for Variable Annuities

New Final Rule: Summary Prospectus for Variable Annuities WHAT HAPPENED? Recently, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted a new final rule, 498A, and form amendments which intend to modernize disclosure requirements and allow investors to make more informed decisions about variable annuity and variable life insurance contracts. The new [...]

By | 2020-04-18T11:51:13+00:00 April 17th, 2020|FilePoint® Flash Reports, Regulatory Updates|

The SEC Issues Regulatory Relief Amid Form ID and Notarization Challenges

The SEC Issues Regulatory Relief Amid Form ID and Notarization Challenges WHAT HAPPENED? On March 23, 2020, the SEC acknowledged in an announcement that it is aware of challenges with meeting certain requirements for initial access to the EDGAR filing system; in particular, the Form ID application process and [...]