SEC Commissioner Aguilar Discusses Insider Trading by Hedge Fund Managers, Valuation and Other Examination and Enforcement Pressure Points

In a speech at the Regulatory Compliance Association’s Regulation, Operations and Compliance Symposium, held on April 18, 2013, SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar described the challenges to be tackled by hedge fund managers and regulators in serving investor interests.  In particular, Aguilar discussed the elements of a culture of compliance; how the SEC thinks about insider trading at hedge fund management companies; best practices in valuing assets; and internal dynamics at the SEC that may impact whether a hedge fund manager becomes an examination or enforcement target.  This article highlights the salient points from Aguilar’s speech.

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