Regulating Private Funds and Their Investment Advisers: A Summary of Recently Proposed Legislation

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Increased Regulation of Private Funds Proposed

Members of both the United States Senate and the House of Representatives have introduced legislation over the last two weeks that, if enacted, would greatly increase the regulatory oversight of hedge, private equity and venture capital funds and their investment advisers. Although the stated objective of the proposed legislation is to regulate the hedge fund industry, as currently drafted most of the proposed legislation also applies to private equity and venture capital funds, as well as their respective investment advisers.

We discuss each of the proposed bills below.

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