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|The Singapore-India Connection: A Robust Past and a Compelling Future|
Saionton Basu; Duane Morris;
November 19, 2014, previously published on October 21, 2014In determining the optimum gateway for investing into India, reliance on industry data may be the most prudent opening gambit. Data released by India's Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion peg Mauritius and Singapore as the top two destinations through which foreign direct investment and...
|Tier 1 (Investor) category changes|
Verity Buckingham; Dentons Canada LLP;
November 18, 2014, previously published on November 6, 2014The Tier 1 (Investor) category caters for high net worth individuals making a substantial financial investment to the UK.
|Proposed Rulemaking under the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014|
John Holahan, Richard B. Horn, Matthew S. Yoon; Dentons Canada LLP;
November 18, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014On October 24, 2014, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Farm Credit Administration, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, National Credit Union Administration and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the "Agencies") announced that they have approved a joint...
|Canada to Update Its Export and Technology Transfer Controls|
John W. Boscariol; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 10, 2014The Canadian government has announced that it will be making significant changes to its export and technology transfer controls to bring them into line with its international obligations. The changes to Canada’s Export Control List include additions, modifications and removals of a range of...
|Canada Introduces New Payment Disclosure Regime: The Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act|
John W. Boscariol, Robert A. Glasgow; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
November 15, 2014, previously published on November 4, 2014The Canadian government has introduced for first reading in the House of Commons the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA), as part of an omnibus legislative package referred to as Bill C-43. The ESTMA contains broad reporting obligations with respect to payments to governments made...
|What Is the Difference Between a 401(k) and an IRA?|
Leah Mitchell McElmoyl; Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.;
November 15, 2014, previously published on Fall 2014The terms 401(k) and individual retirement account (IRA) are bandied about quite a bit when discussing retirement planning, but what are the actual differences between the two? The main distinction is that a 401(k) -- named for the section of the tax code that discusses it -- is an employer-based...
|Beware Motor Vehicle Financers: New Saskatchewan Legislation Likely to Have Significant Impact on Your Business|
Jonathan Fleisher, Kerian Wallace; Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP;
November 15, 2014, previously published on October 17, 2014Saskatchewan is in the process of updating its consumer protection legislation with respect to the sale and leasing of motor vehicles. The current draft legislation, Bill No. 55 The Consumer Protection and Business Practices Act (the “Proposed Act”), which will amend and repeal current...
|31 State Attorneys General Elected to Office|
Joseph W. Jacquot; Foley Lardner LLP;
November 14, 2014, previously published on November 5, 2014Of the 50-state Attorneys General (AGs), 43 are elected. In 2014, 31 AGs were on the ballot of which 11 were open seats. Unofficial results are in, so meet the new Attorneys General.
|Not All Startup Funding is Created Equal: How to Choose the Right Financing Structure|
Thomas R. Stasi; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
November 14, 2014, previously published on November 6, 2014One of the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs is finding a way to secure financing for a growing startup company. As competition in the market increases, it is crucial for business owners to understand their fundraising options in order to avoid being locked into a structure with long-term...
|SEC’s Continued Concern Over Alternative Mutual Funds|
Peter D. Fetzer, Terry D. Nelson; Foley & Lardner LLP;
November 12, 2014, previously published on October 31, 2014The SEC continues to express concern about alternative mutual funds. This seems a natural position for the agency, as these funds are still relatively new to the mutual fund scene, and the SEC and the industry are working to fully understand how these funds do and should function in the...