Investment Management Regulatory Update
A Summary of Current Investment Management Regulatory Developments

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On May 5, 2009, the SEC charged a bond salesman and a hedge fund manager with insider trading involving credit default swaps ("CDS"). The case, the first ever involving insider trading of CDS, is a reminder that the antifraud provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") reach CDS relating to securities and any fraudulent activity, including insider trading and market manipulation, with respect to such CDS.

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