SEC Staff Releases New FAQs re Municipal Advisor
This Advisory summarizes and analyzes the additional FAQs and related responses regarding the Municipal Advisor Rules. On May 19, 2014, the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) posted on the SEC’s website an updated set of “Frequently Asked Questions” (“FAQs”) and related responses regarding the SEC’s final rules (the “Rules”) governing the definition, registration, and regulation of municipal advisors that were issued on September 18, 2013. A Hawkins Advisory dated October 3, 2013, described and analyzed the Rules, and a Hawkins Advisory dated January 24, 2014, summarized and analyzed the initial FAQs (released January 10, 2014). This Hawkins Advisory summarizes and analyzes the updated FAQs (the “FAQs II”).
Also of Interest
- Annual Qualified Mortgage Information
This edition of the Hawkins Advisory deals with qualified mortgage bond information report and the qualified veterans’ mortgage bond information report.
- Municipal Market Regulatory Update
This Hawkins Advisory describes the proposed amendments to Rule 15c2-12 and provides a summary and analysis of SEC municipal enforcement actions over the last year.
- Hawkins Assists City and County of San Francisco with Financing of 55-Story Residential Building
In December 2016, Hawkins served as disclosure counsel to the City and County of San Francisco in connection with its issuance of $240 million Variable Rate Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds (Transbay Block 8 Tower) issued on behalf of an affiliate of the developer, Related Companies. The bonds will finance a portion of the cost of a new $600 million 55-story tower and surrounding buildings in downtown San Francisco.
- MCDC Settlements with Issuers
Today, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) entered into cease‐and‐desist settlement orders with 71 municipal issuers and obligated persons, across 45 states, that had self‐reported pursuant to the SEC’s Division of Enforcement’s Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation (“MCDC”) Initiative.