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

Concerns Over Compliance Responsibilities Cause Pause for Broker-Dealers Considering Independence

Broker-dealers seeking to transition to the independent business model – either as a hybrid (where they would remain associated with a broker-dealer) or fully independent (at an RIA-only firm) hesitate due to several key considerations.… Read More

SEC Rules on Deck for 2024

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ended 2023 with a bang, with over 780 enforcement actions and nearly $5 billion in financial remedies. With 25 new SEC rules scheduled to pass this spring and fall, those in the investment advisory space are well-advised to approach 2024 with a renewed commitment to optimizing their compliance program.… Read More

Introducing the JLG Regulatory and Tax Tips

The Jacko Law Group legal team are thrilled to introduce our weekly JLG tips to help Investment Advisers, firms, broker-dealers and other practitioners in the finance and securities sectors with regular tips on important factors or changes in regulatory compliance and tax.

As one of the most dynamic yet heavily regulated professions in the economy, those in the investment advisory space must contend with frequent changes to regulatory requirements and avoid nuanced tax pitfalls during initial structuring or restructuring.… Read More

What You Should Know About the New Regulations for Classifying Independent Contractors

Investment advisers, firms, and other practitioners in the finance and securities space will have to incorporate several new rules to ensure they continue to meet regulatory requirements. These include industry-specific rules and amendments, as well as changes to federal and state laws. One such change is the classification of independent contractors, which will go into effect on March 11, 2024.… Read More

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