Silicon Valley VC Seeks to Crowdfund 100mm with JOBS Act

Simon Riveles Uncategorized

500 Startups, a Silicon Valley venture capital fund known for its startup incubator, said on Thursday it would generally solicit investments from the public for its third fund. Prior to the JOBS Act going into effect last year, 500’s attempt to generally solicit the public would have drawn the ire of the Securities & Exchange Commission.  Now, the Act’s general solicitation provision allows private funds—500 …

California Private Funds Managing Public Retirement Plans Face New Disclosures

Ben Levkov Uncategorized

California Private Funds Managing Public Retirement Plans Face New Disclosures Reporting and disclosure requirements for managers of “alternative investment vehicles” (an “AIV”) in California just became more complex with Governor Jerry Brown’s signing of a new amendment to California law, specifically aimed at transparency for fees and expenses associated with investment by State and Local pension and retirement plans.  The new provision, AB 2833, provides …

Newly Created “Capital Acquisition Broker” Rule Reduces Regulatory Burdens on Some Broker-Dealers

Lauren Mack Broker Dealer Registration, Compliance, FINRA, SEC

By Greg Caramenico and Lauren Mack On August 18th, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) approved a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. (“FINRA”) rule that establishes less burdensome regulations for “Capital Acquisition Brokers” (“CABs”), which are a subclass of broker-dealers that engage only in limited activities. CABs can elect to be governed by the new rules by converting their current FINRA membership or by submitting a new …