On April 18, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) introduced a package of proposals aimed at enhancing the quality and transparency of investors’ relationships with investment advisers and broker-dealers. The proposed Regulation Best Interest introduces three obligations for broker-dealers designed to require broker-dealers to act in the best interest of a retail customer when

On March 23, 2018, Congress passed a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill titled the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, which included the Small Business Credit Availability Act.  Included in the Small Business Credit Availability Act are various changes to the federal securities laws and regulations that impact business development companies (“BDCs”). Most significantly, the