MFA Blog

SEC Proposes Required JOBS Act Amendments

Posted on December 23, 2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission has voted on three  proposed amendments dealing with registration thresholds, registration terminations and reporting requirements. The […]

MFA Comments on Registration and Regulation of Security-Based SEFs

Posted on December 22, 2014

Late last week, MFA sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with updated comments and recommendations on […]

GAO Issues Dodd-Frank Report

Posted on December 19, 2014

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) this week published a report examining the implementation progress and economic impact of the Dodd-Frank […]

E.U. to Propose Additional Clearinghouse Regulations

Posted on December 17, 2014

The financial services chief for the European Union, Jonathan Hill, told Bloomberg this week that one of the European Commission’s […]

CFTC Issues Extension of CTA Recordkeeping Exemption

Posted on December 16, 2014

The staff of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission today issued no-action relief for certain Regulation 1.35(a) recordkeeping requirements. The relief is […]

Cyber Security – Preparing the Best Defense

Posted on December 15, 2014

Cyber threats have become an increasing reality for the alternative investment community. These attacks are not only more frequent, they […]

European Commission to Delay U.S. Clearing Rules Decision

Posted on December 12, 2014

The European Commission has announced a six month delay in determining the equivalency of regulations overseeing U.S. clearing houses. The […]

Investors Urged to Diversify with Alternatives

Posted on December 10, 2014

One of the largest wealth management companies is urging investors to diversify their portfolios with alternatives such as hedge funds […]

HKMA and SFC Issue Guidance on Reporting of OTC Derivatives

Posted on December 9, 2014

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) have issued their collective conclusion on reporting […]

MFA Comments on U.K. BIS Register Proposal

Posted on December 9, 2014

MFA today submitted a letter to the U.K. Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) on the proposed creation of […]