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Securities and Exchange Commission Buidling

The Curious Case of the Hidden FAQ

SEC staff issued an FAQ regarding consideration of diversity, equity, and inclusion factors by investment advisers when selecting or recommending other investment advisers in compliance with an adviser’s fiduciary duty. The FAQ raises…
Securities and Exchange Commission Buidling

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Orders Blue Ridge Bank to Improve its Third-Party Risk Management

On August 29, Blue Ridge Bank, National Association, disclosed to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission a formal agreement with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). The OCC announced the agreement on October 20, detailing…
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FSOC Releases Digital Asset Report, Signaling Increased Future Scrutiny

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A recent digital asset report (“Report”) issued by the Financial Stability Oversight Council (“FSOC”) criticized many digital asset market activities and market participants for lacking sufficient risk controls or amplifying financial…
Securities and Exchange Commission Buidling

Paul Atkins at the SEC Speaks 2022

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From September 8 - 9, the Practicising Law Institute (PLI), in cooperation with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), will host The SEC Speaks program. This two-day event provides essential updates on the current initiatives and…
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SEC Seems Set on Blocking Spot Bitcoin ETPs

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“We took over this station because the SEC wants to hear from investors like you.” [1] For nearly two months, commuters at Washington D.C.’s Union Station — just steps from the SEC’s offices — were treated to an unusual barrage of…
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Paul Atkins and Paul Ray discuss the SEC’s Climate Rule in the Wall Street Journal

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Patomak Global Partners' Paul Atkins and Paul Ray took to the Wall Street Journal to discuss the Securities and Exchange Commission's Climate Rule. In this article, they comment on the important step that the Supreme Court took to restore…
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Paul Atkins on Fox Business to Discuss Risk of Investing in Chinese Companies

Patomak Global Partners Chief Executive and Former Securities and Exchange Commissioner Paul Atkins took to Fox Business to discuss investing in Chinese companies, the risks of those investments, and what to expect in the years ahead regarding…
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Paul Atkins says new SEC Crypto Accounting Bulletin is Proof Agency has more Work to Do

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Patomak CEO Paul Atkins is quoted in a Yahoo Finance article about the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) proposed cryptocurrency accounting standards published in an agency bulletin on March 31, 2022: “This bulletin is further…
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Patomak Experts Discuss the SEC’s Proposed Climate Disclosure Rule

On March 21, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted 3-1 to advance for public comment a proposed climate disclosure rule. Patomak’s Paul Atkins and Paul Ray teamed up with experts from Invariant on a webinar to analyze the proposal…
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SEC Proposes Rules on Climate Disclosures

Background On 21 March, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) held an open meeting to consider proposed rules which would require public companies to disclose additional climate-related information. The agency voted to officially…