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MFA’s Latest Policy Brief Newsletter Now Available

Posted on October 16, 2013

The Managed Funds Association today released the October edition of its monthly newsletter, the Policy Brief.  This month focused on a number of important industry stories focused on MFA’s new leadership and continued advocacy for the global hedge fund industry.

Included in this month’s Policy Brief are stories detailing:

  • MFA’s newly elected Board of Directors, including its new Chair, John R. Torell, IV.  The new Board represents MFA’s global membership and the Association’s commitment to continuing positive, effective outreach to regulators and policy makers worldwide.
  • A recently submitted comment letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission on Regulation D, Form D, and Rule 156 in connection with the SEC’s prior approval of a rule that would implement the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act by eliminating the prohibition on general solicitation and advertising in Rule 506 of Regulation D.
  • MFA’s comment letter to the U.S. Trustee Program on rules for Chapter 11 periodic reports.  MFA urged the USTP to issue rules as directed by the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 to require debtors in possession and trustees to file periodic reports on uniform forms in Chapter 11 cases under the Bankruptcy Code.
  • MFA and AIMA submitted a comment letter to the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) with additional questions on the application of the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).
  • State Street recently released a report that highlights the major changes taking place in the global alternative investment industry, including hedge funds.  Particularly noteworthy in the survey of hedge fund managers is the view that hedge fund investors are drivers of change.

You can explore all of these stories in greater detail in this month’s Policy Brief newsletter.  Be sure to check out MFA’s Policy Brief archive for all previous newsletters.  Sign up in the box on the right-hand side of any page on the MFA website if you want to receive the Policy Brief each month directly in your Inbox.