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SEC Eyes Investment Firms' Exposure to Russia

As geopolitical risks in Crimea have increased, the Securities and Exchange Commission recently proactively contacted public funds with exposure to beaten-down Russian markets to confirm they are weighing risks and properly disclosing their investments.The talks with registered investment companies such as mutual funds and exchange-traded funds occurred more than a week ago and amid increased turbulence in Russian markets.Russia's stock market tumbled 14% during a two-week stretch before bouncing back more than 6% this week amid easing tensions over Moscow's invasion and eventual annexation of Crimea. Similarly, the Russian ruble has rebounded after plunging to record lows earlier this week.The SEC said it is being "proactive" by contacting public investment firms and noted it conducted similar outreach efforts involving Puerto Rico, Egypt and Japan following the 2011 tsunami and earthquake."We want to be proactive, so we are making sure the firms are thinking about it," Norm Champ, di...

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