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Bill Myers

Bill Myers has been a journalist for more than two decades in Chicago, Cambodia and Washington, DC. He started his career at the late, great City News Bureau of Chicago (motto: "If your mother says she loves you—check it out.")
'Compliance and marketing teams are in a challenging spot...'
The SEC is ready to resume in-person examinations for the first time since the covid pandemic began, and it's "not a good thing," as one lawyer put it.
Fork in the road signs
Chastened by his own party, the chairman is focused on ESG and market structure reforms.
A method for curbing systemic economic risks has itself become a threat to funds’ sustainability.
Private funds backed Dems ahead of mid-terms.
'Technical error' swallowed comment on 11 SEC, nine SRO proposals, regulators say.
The Federal Trade Commission has just given itself permission to crack down on mergers and private fund advisers are in the agency’s sights.
The SEC is working on 'consistent, comparable and decision-useful' ESG disclosures for public companies, SEC chair Gary Gensler says, and he's under pressure to expand any new ESG rules to private funds. As governments and industry work toward a universal system, savvy advisers should focus on what matters. An ESG metrics primer: Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria are a group of standards used by socially conscious investors to screen investments.
'Hundreds of billions of dollars in fees and expenses are standing between investors and businesses.'
SEC examiners are focusing on private funds' compliance with the custody rule, and outside auditors may not be helping.

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