The New California Digital Asset Bill

What does the new Digital Financial Assets Law mean for firms and individuals in the investment advisory space?
Investment companies and investment advisers managing digital assets may be required to comply with regulations under the new Digital Financial Assets Law. Conversely, broker-dealers are exempt along with banks and technology network providers. In addition, the new law exempts individuals or entities who manage digital asset securities which is a digital financial asset pegged against government-backed currency.
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“Harmonization Rules” Provide Relief For Dually Registered Operators

Recently, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) adopted final rules (the “Harmonization Rules”) amending the compliance requirements for operators of investment companies (“RICs”) registered with the Securities and Exchange Commissions (“SEC”), who are also subject to registration as commodity pool…

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