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Don’t Get Owned! Confidently Navigate Ownership Thresholds and Reporting

June 28, 2022

This practice note outlines considerations for investment managers as they navigate securities ownership thresholds and accompanying reporting requirements. There are several reporting and filing regimes that apply to the acquisition of different amounts of ownership of the securities of a U.S. company, and various approaches used to determine such "ownership." These includes the beneficial ownership reporting requirements under Sections 13(d) and 13(g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Exchange Act), quarterly Form 13F filing requirements for institutional investment managers under Section 13(f) of and Rule 13f-1 under the Exchange Act, and Section 16 disclosure and disgorgement requirements under the Exchange Act.

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