SEC Private Fund Rules Overturned

On June 5, 2024, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the SEC’s New Private Fund Rules introduced in August 2023 (the “Private Fund Rules”). Given that the Private Fund Rules imposed several limitations and prohibitions that ran counter to the fundamental principles of a private fund, this was a significant victory for private fund advisers.… Read More

So, You Have Been Sued…What Should You Do?

Litigation is a business risk that unfortunately most businesses will have to deal with at some point. Knowing what to do once you get sued and understanding the procedure will help make the process easier for you.  As your business grows, so does its chance of being involved in litigation whether it be with a former client or customer, a business partner, vendor, or an associate/employee. Despite the parties involved, as with any litigation, the plaintiff (the party filing suit) will have to serve process on the defendant (the party being sued). … Read More

Michelle Jacko to Speak at the InvestmentNews goRIA Masterclass

Jacko Law Group Managing Partner Michelle Jacko will discuss Compliance: What You Need to Know to Get Your RIA Registered and To Keep It in Compliance at the goRIA MasterClass hosted by InvestmentNews. This virtual event will be held on June 13, 2024. … Read More

Securities Law Considerations Part 2: SEC Registered Funds, Exemptions and Regulatory Considerations

The Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (“40 Act”) defines an “investment company” as an issuer primarily involved in the business of investing, reinvesting, or trading securities. It explicitly prohibits any engagement in buying and selling securities without SEC registration or a valid exemption. Hedge funds and comparable pooled investment vehicles fall under this definition if they meet one of the two exemptions.… Read More

Securities Law Considerations for Investment Fund Formation: Part 1

Investment fund formation is the comprehensive process of establishing a collective investment vehicle that pools capital from multiple investors to engage in various securities or other financial asset investments. The primary goal is to provide investors with a professionally managed portfolio often designed to provide diversification, but equally as often to deploy funds into a specific asset class, or according to a particular investing philosophy, strategy, or methodology.… Read More