Proxy advisory firms (Proxy Firms) have long provided institutional investors advice and recommendations with respect to management and shareholder proxy proposals. In recent years, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Continue Reading The SEC’s 2020 Amendments to Proxy Rules and Supplemental Guidance to Investment Advisers on Proxy Voting Responsibilities

The Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its annual list of 2020 Examination Priorities on Jan. 7, 2020. Many of
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Section 15 (a)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act) generally prohibits a broker or dealer from effecting “any transactions in, or to induce or attempt to induce
Continue Reading SEC Proposes Conditional Exemption for Certain Activities of Registered Municipal Advisors

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On Dec. 20, 2018, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Continue Reading SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations Releases 2019 Examination Priorities