What better way to ensure compliance than to have an eye watching you while you work? What better eye than the ultimate evil eye of Sauron? It’s a product of the day at ThinkGeek. But since the day is April 1, it’s not real. (At least not yet.) Your workers can breathe a sigh of […]
Yet another heavy snowfall in Greater Boston. I spent my time this morning shoveling, instead of writing a new blog post.
At first I thought Transportation Security Administration had gone completely insane. The blue shirts are now going to allow knives on planes as long as the blade is shorter than six centimeters and narrower than 1/2 inch. After looking closer I just think they merely incompetent. Up front I should mention that I have never […]
While the New York Fed is increasingly tasked with regulating financial institutions, its bread and butter is economic analysis. A recent report debunks the theory that the stimulus spending lowered unemployment. James Orr, vice president in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Research and Statistics Group, and John Sporn, a senior analyst in the […]
March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb. The same may be true of the SEC when it comes to the 2008 financial crisis and the SEC. This week’s Supreme Court decision in Gabelli v. SEC, means that the SEC has only 5 years after the date of the fraud to bring […]
Just tooting my own horn today. I finally fulfilled the requirement to become an Investment Adviser Certified Compliance Professional®. With the SEC’s registration requirement for private fund managers, I took a closer look at what the SEC requires for compliance professionals. Rule 206(4)-7 imposes no particular requirements on a chief compliance officer. The SEC release […]
Does your compliance program sometime feel like this gate? A tool working alone is not necessarily effective. It may be a great tool, but still not be effective. If it’s easy to get around then it’s not effective. Do you even know if people are going around? Is it even possible to know if they […]
There was a kerfuffle in the news about employers demanding access to employees’ social media site. The stories stated the employers asked for the employees’ passwords, in addition to their usernames. In response, at least six states have started the legislative process to prevent employers from demanding that access. As you might expect, the tricky […]
The 75 percent number represents the votes needed by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America for a candidate to granted entry to baseball’s Hall of Fame. There were 569 ballots cast. On Wednesday, the BWAA announced that one of the greatest hitters and one of the greatest hitters in the history of baseball were denied […]
In starting off the new year I thought I would update my blogroll, that list of other sites that I read on a regular basis. There is a link to it in the top menu bar of the website. Rather than make you have to chase back to the website, I have also included the […]
- Allocation of Broken Deal Expenses
- SEC Loosens the Standards in Trade Monitoring
- Can a Real Estate Fund Manager Be a Venture Capital Fund Manager?
- Compliance Bricks and Mortar for June 19
- I Ask For Your Money
- The SEC Goes After the Gate Keeper
- Whistleblower Retaliation
- Compliance Bricks and Mortar for June 12
- Cyber Insurance: A Pragmatic Approach to a Growing Necessity
- The SEC Suffers a Setback In Its Use of In-House Judges
Dodd-Frank’ed Real Estate
- Yes, the SEC Wants Real Estate Fund Managers to Register
- Are Real Estate Fund Managers Registered with the SEC?
- Are you an Investment Company?
- Real Estate Funds and the Investment Company Act
- Are you an Investment Adviser?
- Custody and Private Funds
- Private Equity Real Estate Top 50 – 2015 Edition of Who is Registered