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Investment Management Special Report - 2017-18 Compliance Developments & Calendar for Private Fund Advisers

Introduction - Despite an anticipated de-regulatory push, there are significant new regulatory concerns for investment advisers to address in connection with their annual review of their compliance manuals....more

New FINRA Capital Acquisition Broker Rules May Offer Limited Relief to Private Investment Fund Advisers

by Jackson Walker on

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) recently approved a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) proposal to adopt a new regime for the regulation of electing broker-dealer firms that meet the...more

Partnership Tax Audit Reform and Private Funds

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 that was signed into law on November 2, 2015, made extensive changes to the rules that apply to partnership audits and the mechanics for collecting taxes resulting from an audit. These...more

A Compilation of Non-Enforcement Actions

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Non-Enforcement - Amendments to the Venture Capital Fund Adviser and Private Fund Adviser Exemptions - Last month the SEC’s Division of Investment Management issued a guidance update (Update) addressing recent...more

New Year: New Regulatory Developments Affecting Managers of Hedge Funds, Private Equity Funds and Other Private Funds

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Regulators were busy at the end of 2015, especially in the United States, perhaps being motivated to push forward new rule proposals in anticipation of a change in administration after the presidential elections later this...more

SEC Staff Announces 2016 OCIE Examination Priorities

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

On January 11, 2016, the staff of the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its annual announcement on examination priorities in the coming calendar...more

SEC Chair White Complains of Poor Hedge Fund and Private Equity Practices

SEC Chair Mary Jo White recently delivered pointed remarks to a conference attended by hedge fund and private equity advisors. One portion of her remarks was directed at operational risks of private funds, such as...more

SEC Report: Private Fund Assets Grew by 25 Percent over Past Two Years; Private Fund Leverage Revealed

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The SEC’s “Private Funds Statistics” report, published October 16, 2016, reveals that the number of private funds and private fund assets has grown significantly over the past two years. The data show that private funds, as a...more

SEC Begins Publishing Statistics on Hedge Funds and Private Equity Advisors

The SEC published a report that provides private fund industry statistics and trends, reflecting aggregated data reported by private fund advisers on Form ADV and Form PF. Most of the data in the more than 50 separate tables...more

BE-180: Another BEA Benchmark Survey for Financial Services Providers, Including Managers of Hedge, Private Equity and Other...

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

The U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis (the "BEA") recently released the final version of the BE-180 report, a five-year benchmark survey that collects data on transactions between U.S. persons that are...more

SEC Steps Up Scrutiny On Private Fund Fee Allocation Practices

by King & Spalding on

In two recent cases, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) has made clear that it has increased its focus on private funds and their allocation of fees and expenses. In the most recent, the SEC entered an order on...more

BEA Indicates That It Will Grant Extensions for Filing Be-10 Until August 31, 2015

by Morgan Lewis on

Filers seeking an extension must submit a Request for Extension. On May 29, we issued a LawFlash reporting that the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) extended the BE-10 reporting deadline for...more

The Impact Of Rule 506(c) On Private Funds And Their Managers Who Are Legally Avoiding Full Registration As Commodity Pool...

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) directed the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to eliminate the prohibition against general solicitation or general advertising in any offering of securities...more

Reminder: Deadline for Form PF Annual Filers is April 30, 2013

by Foley Hoag LLP on

As a reminder, smaller private fund advisers registered with the SEC and “large private equity fund advisers” with a fiscal year-end of December 31 must file their Form PF with the SEC by April 30, 2013....more

SEC Staffer Highlights Private Fund and Private Equity Broker-Dealer Issues

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On April 5, 2013, David Blass, Chief Counsel of the SEC’s Division of Trading and Markets (which regulates broker-dealers), gave an important speech highlighting two “significant areas of concern” about broker-dealer...more

SEC Comments On Broker-Dealer Registration By Private Fund Advisers

David W. Blass, Chief Counsel, Division of Trading and Markets, SEC, recently gave a speech before the American Bar Association Trading and Markets Subcommittee on April 5, 2013. The topic of the speech was whether and when...more

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