- Short-term initiatives of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) include potential changes to Form N-SAR and rulemaking relating to money market reform, variable annuity disclosure, target date retirement funds, exchange-traded funds, and say on pay.
- FINRA will conduct a refresh review of its rules, including its advertising rules.
- CFTC rules requiring mandatory clearing of non-deliverable FX forwards and options are expected to be proposed in May.
- The SEC will conduct a national sweep exam of alternative funds, beginning this summer, that initially will target 15-20 fund complexes and will focus on compliance, liquidity, leverage, and board oversight.
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