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John Braun Contributes to Fund Board Views With Viewpoints Column on the SEC's Proposed Rule 2a-5: Thoughts From a Fellow Gatekeeper

Posted by admin on Oct 14, 2020 6:35:02 PM

BBD partner John Braun recently offered his gatekeeper perspective on the evolution of fair value and the SEC's proposed Rule 2a-5 in a Viewpoints column for Fund Board Views.

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On-Demand Webcast Replay: The Next Evolution of Fair Value- The SEC's Proposed Rule 2a-5

Posted by admin on Aug 17, 2020 8:52:00 AM

In April, the SEC released proposed Rule 2a-5 under the Investment Company Act of 1940.  The proposed Rule is the next step in an ongoing effort to address valuation practices more comprehensively for registered investment companies and business development companies.

 

Rule 2a-5 will create a significant shift in the roles and interaction of Boards and investment advisors related to fair value determinations.  Everyone involved in the management and oversight of registered funds will be impacted by these developments.

 

In BBD's latest Webcast, John Braun and Cory Stewart teamed up with Cillian Lynch from Stradley Ronan and Brad Swenson from SS&C ALPS for a lively discussion about The Next Evolution of Fair Value: The SEC's Proposed Rule 2a-5.

The Webcast included considerations from the auditor, legal and administrator perspectives.

To view a replay, click the link below.

The Next Evolution of Fair Value: The SEC's Proposed Rule 2a-5

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In Challenging Times, An Option For Funds To Retain Cash

Posted by admin on May 22, 2020 4:30:00 PM

Given the current COVID-19 crisis and its economic impact, it’s possible that some Regulated Investment Companies (“RICs”) could be exploring ways to retain their cash.  The shareholder distribution requirements of IRC Section 851, however, remain, and it is highly unlikely Treasury or the IRS would ever grant relief in this area.

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What You Need To Know About IRC Section 704

Posted by admin on Nov 19, 2019 4:42:00 PM

In this post, we will discuss the rules and mechanics of alternative investment fund tax allocations.  Most alternative investment vehicles are structured as partnerships. Therefore, Subchapter K of the Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”), specifically IRC Section 704, provides the guidance and rules for tax allocations.

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Partnership Taxation: What You Should Know About Section 754 Elections

Posted by admin on Oct 15, 2019 4:11:44 PM

A Section 754 election can be a favorable tax efficiency tool that is unique to partnerships (as compared to corporations).  However, the complexity, administrative burden and changing economic environment should always be considered carefully.  Every general partner of a partnership should be aware of these rules and their implications.

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The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in Practice: How Does Section 199A, the Qualified Business Income Deduction, Affect Investment Companies?

Posted by admin on Jul 25, 2019 1:46:26 PM

This post is the second in a three-part series that examines implications of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for the investment management industry.  Part One introduced the Section 199A deduction and its impact on the investment management industry. Part Three will examine the deduction and C Corporation to S Corporation transitions.  Feel free to be in touch with Matt Romano, tax partner, with questions about how these complex new tax developments affect you and your business.

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Qualified Opportunity Fund Update: Frequently Asked Questions About the Latest Round of Proposed IRS Regulations

Posted by admin on Jul 19, 2019 3:47:00 PM

On April 17, 2019, Treasury and the IRS issued a second round of proposed regulations, which significantly addressed many of the questions that existed with respect to the operation of a Qualified Opportunity Fund (“QOF”).  Below is a discussion about the main provisions of the new proposed regulations that would impact managers and advisors of a QOF.  Additional references are made to the statute (IRC section 1400Z-2) as well as the first round of regulations (issued on October 19, 2018).

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The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in Practice: How Does Section 199A, the Qualified Business Income Deduction, Affect Investment Advisors?

Posted by admin on Mar 5, 2019 2:22:46 PM

This post is the first in a three-part series that examines implications of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for the investment management industry.  Part Two will detail the effect of Section 199A on financial products and investors.  Lastly, Part Three will examine the deduction and C Corporation to S Corporation transitions.  Feel free to be in touch with Matt Romano, tax partner, with questions about how these complex new tax developments affect you and your business.

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Updates To Disclosure Requirements For Fair Value Measurements: What You Need To Know Relevant To Registered Investment Companies

Posted by admin on Nov 6, 2018 12:18:53 PM

In August 2018, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) finalized changes to fair value measurement disclosure requirements that had been under debate for several years as part of the disclosure framework project.

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From Stradley Ronon- To RIC or Not to RIC… An Analysis of Tax Issues When Converting to a Regulated Investment Company

Posted by admin on Apr 11, 2016 4:00:00 PM

From time to time, we receive resources from industry colleagues that we believe would be of value to our clients and industry friends.

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