An increasing number of private fund managers are turning to alternative products registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 as a means of growing their assets under management and diversifying their product offerings and revenue streams.
A decision issued on Jan. 24, 2017, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a complaint alleging the payment of excessive advisory and administration fees by Prospect Capital Corporation, a business development company regulated under the Investment Company Act of 1940.
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The Securities and Exchange Commission issued a release on Dec. 11, 2015 proposing a new rule that would establish new limitations on the use of derivatives by registered investment companies and business development companies under the Investment Company Act of 1940. Proposed Rule 18f-4 would also regulate other trading practices of such funds, including short…