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EU Proposes New Rules to Manage Leverage and Derivative Exposure for Funds – Are Asset Managers Ready?

The European Systemic Risk Board (the Board) published a recommendation that the European Union should adopt rules to prevent funds from taking on excessive debt and from allocating inadequate reserves to compensate for assets that are hard to sell.  The board went so far as to suggest stronger liquidity stress tests, improved liquidity management and … Continue Reading

In Bartram, Florida Supreme Court Holds That Statute Of Limitations Does Not Bar The Filing Of A Second Mortgage Foreclosure Action

On Nov. 3, 2016, the Florida Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Bartram v. U.S. Bank National Association, No. SC14-1265, 2016 WL 6538647 (Fla. Nov. 3, 2016), bringing much-needed clarity to the outstanding question of whether the dismissal of a mortgage foreclosure action more than five years after it was filed bars the lender … Continue Reading

FINRA Sends Targeted Exam Letter Concerning the Sale of Non-Traded Business Development Companies

FINRA recently sent a sweep letter (or targeted exam letter) to select broker dealers, inquiring about those firms’ sale of non-traded Business Development Companies (BDCs).  BDCs are SEC-registered investment companies (usually closed-end funds) that pool investor funds in a debt or equity portfolio (typically of small- or medium-sized companies), with the objective of generating income … Continue Reading

FDCPA – 11TH Circuit: Kinlock v. Wells Fargo Bank – Post-Foreclosure Offers of Financial Assistance to Defaulted Borrower Not Violative of FDCPA/Florida Consumer Collection Protection Act

A mortgage servicer’s offer of financial assistance to a defaulted borrower in order to induce him to vacate his property following foreclosure does not present a plausible claim under the FDCPA or its Florida equivalent. In Kinlock v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., No. 15-12867 (11th Cir. Feb. 26, 2016), a defaulted borrower sued his mortgage … Continue Reading