Funds with less to fear from SEC, now fall under new rules (FundFire)

Private fund managers with funds currently exempt from certain compliance requirements could have exposure to new rules ahead. This includes private real estate funds, which would likely have new compliance obligations under several SEC rules recently adopted, depending on their structure. Amy Lynch, FrontLine’s Founder and President, explains how the private fund disclosure rules would impose new reporting requirements on real estate managers. With the lead comments, she states that the impact on private real…

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Regulatory expert Amy Lynch on why private funds have the most on the line (Hedge Fund Alert)

The regulatory assault on private funds is underway, with no less than 10 new or amended SEC rules having a dramatic impact on the industry. FrontLine Compliance Founder and President Amy Lynch was recently interviewed by Hedge Fund Alert for their “Regulatory Roundup” series that digs into the SEC rules while detailing reactions from the industry. The sole compliance consultant featured in the story, Ms. Lynch, sees an SEC intent on delivering many of their…

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SEC’s AI rule requirements to be costly exercise (IGNITES)

The price tag for the industry to meet the requirements of the SEC’s proposed artificial intelligence rule is projected by one member organization to be as high as $30 billion over the first 10 years of compliance. The SEC’s estimate, on the other hand, is much lower at $10 billion over the same period. Amy Lynch, FrontLine’s Founder and President, comments that the ultimate cost number will be both big and meaningful due to the…

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So many rules…so little time (ThinkAdvisor)

The amount of SEC rulemaking underway has compliance and legal professionals raising concerns about the breakneck pace of unveiling new regulations. FrontLine Compliance Founder and President Amy Lynch points to the SEC’s Marketing Rule as an example of a rule that despite plenty of lead time, still has firms doing catch up on its requirements and without updated materials. Many of the SEC rules now being proposed are expected to have even shorter timelines for…

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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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