FrontLine’s Amy Lynch comments on outlook for hedge fund industry (Hedge Fund Alert)

An industry survey on the hedge fund industry predicts continued growth of assets this year despite anticipated challenges with fundraising and additional concerns over SEC regulations, staff retention and geopolitical issues. Amy Lynch, FrontLine Compliance Founder and President, was selected as the sole participant from a compliance consulting firm for the Hedge Fund Alert annual outlook survey, Seeing growth spurred by private credit, she expects a continued upward trajectory for private credit as long as…

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New SEC regulations demanding more time from CCOs (IGNITES)

The sheer number of new SEC rules, either recently finalized or moving in that direction, have required an increasing amount of time and effort from compliance personnel. CCOs and their staff have been pushed to update policies and implement new requirements at a faster pace, with shortened periods between rule proposals and adoption. A recent survey by IGNITES revealed that CCOs see addressing new SEC regulations as a pivotal factor in their roles over the…

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The SEC’s election year urgency

As this is an election year, the current SEC administration wants to push through as much of its remaining agenda as it can. SEC Chairman Gary Gensler seems very determined to leave his legacy as the tough cop on the beat who enacted meaningful regulatory changes to protect investors – and, in his view, necessitated by the evolving financial markets. But there’s a lot for the SEC to do in the months before the general…

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2024 will be a busy year for compliance at private funds (FundFire)

There’s no let up for compliance at hedge funds and other private funds this year. On the table for these money managers are rule-specific SEC exams, such as those focused on marketing requirements, as well as new compliance obligations for Form PF, the new Private Fund Rules and potentially several other rules to be finalized. Private fund managers need to step-up their compliance quickly and should prepare for the new Private Fund Rules despite legal…

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More SEC rules and compliance dates arriving this year

SEC registered investment advisers and funds should expect a rules lineup this year perhaps like no other in the recent history of financial regulation. Compliance dates for finalized rules covering private funds, Form PF, money market funds and fund names begin this year and into 2025, while several other rules at the proposal stage are set to be finalized. When the BoardRoom spoke with Founder and President Amy Lynch, she highlighted the Cybersecurity and ESG…

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