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Private Equity Funds Compliance

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Third Quarter 2016: Managing the Compliance Aspects of Private Equity Investments

by Dechert LLP on

International business transactions can be subject to intense scrutiny due to the broad scope of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act, in addition to other similar anti-corruption measures...more

FCPA Enforcement Ramping Up Against Private Equity and Hedge Funds (Part III)

by Michael Volkov on

The Och-Ziff settlement has now set the stage for the Justice Department and the SEC to focus its enforcement eye on the private equity and hedge fund industry. The Och-Ziff action was initiated in response to the SEC’s...more

DOJ and SEC Deliver Body Blow to Private Equity and Hedge Funds: Och-Ziff Settles FCPA Violations for $412 Million (Part I)

by Michael Volkov on

The Justice Department and the Securities Exchange Commission delivered a powerful FCPA enforcement message to private equity and hedge funds. Och-Ziff settled with the DOJ and SEC for total penalties of $412 million....more

Observation 3.0: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on the Volcker Rule and the Implications for Foreign Banks Investing in...

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

1. Question: What is the Volcker Rule, and when does it take effect? Answer: The Volcker Rule was enacted into law as section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank...more

Investment Management Update - October 2015

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Below is a summary of recent investment management developments that affect registered investment companies, private equity funds, hedge funds, investment advisers, and others in the investment management industry. Schwab...more

Private Equity FCPA Enforcement

by Michael Volkov on

FCPA enforcement efforts are not so hard to follow and predict – the government likes to provide advance warnings as an effective means of deterrence. Justice Department and SEC officials will often tell the public their...more

SEC Focus On Expense Allocation: In the Matter of KKR

On June 29, 2015, the SEC charged Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (“KKR”), an SEC-registered investment adviser, with misallocating more than $17 million in broken deal and diligence expenses to its flagship private equity...more

Navigating FCPA Risks in Global Private Equity Ventures

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

In light of the global nature of the private equity industry, minimizing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) risks is an important consideration for private equity firms and their portfolio companies. ...more

Private Equity Fund Managers: Annual Compliance Reminders and New Developments

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

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

The Fed Extends Volcker Rule Conformance for Private Funds

by Morgan Lewis on

The Federal Reserve Board has announced that it has extended the Volcker Rule’s conformance period for compliance with the private fund provisions for investments in, and relationships with, “legacy” covered funds....more

Volcker Rule Compliance for Private Equity and Hedge Funds Extended

The Federal Reserve Board has acted under section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, commonly known as the Volcker Rule, to give banking entities until July 21, 2016, to conform investments...more

2014 Proskauer Hedge Funds and Other Private Funds Annual Review

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

This year we saw a flurry of regulatory activity targeting investment advisers and hedge funds, private equity funds and other private funds (collectively, private funds). The following annual review is a summary of some of...more

What Private Equity Fund Managers Need to Know About SEC Examinations

by McCarter & English, LLP on

Prior to the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act, a private equity manager was exempt from federal regulation under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the “Advisers Act”) so long as it managed fewer than 15 private equity funds....more

Key Provisions of the Volcker Rule Final Regulations for Non-US Banking Entities

by White & Case LLP on

The five US financial agencies (“Agencies”) have approved jointly prepared final regulations (“Final Rules”) to implement the prohibitions on engaging in proprietary trading and investment in or sponsorship of a private...more

Summary of the Volcker Rule

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On December 10, 2013, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Commodity...more

Operational Regulatory Risks Facing Private Equity Firms

by Reed Smith on

If you work in the private equity world, you probably know that you are already exposed to a variety of regulatory risks and obligations that can have a significant impact on your firm’s operations and financial rate of...more

AIFMD Update – German Private Placement Rules

Our Investment Funds group has received an update on the changes to the private placement rules for marketing of alternative investment funds (“AIFs”) in Germany following the implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund...more

SEC Announces 2013 Examination Priorities for the Investment Management Industry

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

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

Important Dates and Reminders for Investment Management Advisers, Exempt Reporting Advisers, Commodity Trading Advisors and...

by Foley Hoag LLP on

Annual Compliance Reviews - All investment advisers registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) are required to review their compliance policies and procedures at least annually (and best practice is...more

Insights Special Edition: "Dodd-Frank Rulemaking: Volcker Rule and SIFI Proposals"

Dear Clients and Friends: In October, federal agencies proposed two new sets of regulations under the Dodd-Frank Act. The proposals — to implement the Volcker Rule and to create standards to designate certain nonbanks...more

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