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In a bizarre twist to the case of the money market fund that broke the buck, the investment adviser to the Reserve Primary Fund and its principals sued the fund’s independent trustees, laying the blame for the fund’s spectacular 2008 collapse squarely at their feet.
Chinese ruling changes landscape for value adjustment mechanisms in onshore private equity transactions
The Supreme People’s Court of China rendered its final judgment on 7 November 2012, in the Haifu Investment Co., Ltd. v Gansu Shiheng Nonferrous Resources Recycle Company Limited.
On 12 October 2012, in response to the recent AIJ scandal, the Financial Services Agency of Japan published a draft amendment to certain rules intended to revamp the regulation and supervision of discretionary advisory businesses.
California has adopted a new exemption from the state’s investment adviser registration requirements.
In a case involving fair valuation of structured notes, the SEC signaled that when investment company fund boards delegate the responsibility to fair value portfolio securities, they must provide “meaningful substantive guidance” and continuously review the appropriateness of valuation methodologies.