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Thomson Reuters Session 2: Investment Management, Hedge Funds and Registered Mutual Funds: What's Happening Now?
New Manager Forum Panel III – Post-launch Matters
New Manager Forum Panel II – Launch Issues
New Manager Forum Panel I - Critical Pre-launch Considerations
A summary of a private equity firm’s compliance obligations, a discussion of notable developments in 2014 and highlights of the SEC’s examination priorities for 2015.
US federal laws and regulations, as well as the...more
I was speaking at an event for hedge fund managers the other day to introduce my new book, the Ultimate Guide to The Investment Advisers Act, a Practitioner’s Guide. Dodd Frank introduced many changes to the existing rules...more
In a speech on December 11, 2014, SEC Chair Mary Jo White announced three broad “proactive initiatives” to address the risks of “increasingly complex portfolio composition and operations” in the asset management industry. ...more
Ever since the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act required many investment advisers to private equity funds to register with the SEC for the first time, fund managers knew that additional scrutiny might...more
Hedge funds are a continuing focus for the SEC. This week the Commission filed an action against two fund managers and an adviser alleging that they fabricated performance reports furnished to investors. The Court granted a...more
Unprecedented barriers of entry — from the uncertainty of Dodd-Frank reforms to the economic downturn — have presented roadblocks to aspiring private equity fund managers in recent years.
The Securities and Exchange Commission recently issued an IM Guidance Update (the Interpretative Letter) setting forth new interpretative guidance under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (as amended, the Advisers Act) to...more
On April 5, 2013, David W. Blass, Chief Counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Trading and Markets, addressed the American Bar Association’s Trading and Markets Subcommittee.1 Mr. Blass’ remarks...more
A recent public statement by a member of the senior staff (“Staff”) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and recent SEC enforcement actions have reminded private equity and other private fund managers (such as...more
The SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) has published its list and discussion of examination priorities for the investment management industry in 2013, which includes both market-wide initiatives...more
This table provides a basic comparison of key features of BVI and Cayman investment funds in areas including legal structures, types of funds available and regulatory issues. Updated February 2013.
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As a reminder, fund managers relying on the exemption from registration with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the "CFTC") set forth in Rule 4.13(a)(3), commonly referred to as the “de minimis exemption,” must...more
On 11 January 2013, HM Treasury published its first consultation on Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) implementation in the UK, entitled "Transposition of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers...more
Adoption of the regulation accelerates implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive throughout the EU.
The European Commission adopted the long-heralded Alternative Investment Fund Managers...more
The UK’s Retail Distribution Review (“RDR”) comes into force on December 31, 2012. Despite its title, the RDR will not be limited to the protection of investors that might traditionally be considered to be retail. The RDR may...more
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