ACA Compliance Group recently released the results of its 2015 Alternative Fund Manager Compliance Survey, which considered a variety of compliance issues faced by hedge fund managers and other private fund managers. The survey results and comparisons to those of the firm’s prior surveys were presented at a recent webinar by Colleen Marencik, a senior principal consultant at ACA Compliance Group, and Tessa Carbone, a consultant at that firm. This article, the second in a two-part series, summarizes the key findings from the survey and the insights offered by Carbone and Marencik with respect to expert networks and consultants, fund expenses and electronic communications. The first article
addressed the survey demographics, SEC exam experiences, material nonpublic information and restricted lists. For coverage of prior ACA surveys, see “ACA Compliance Report Facilitates Benchmarking of Private Fund Manager Compliance Practices (Part Two of Two)
,” Hedge Fund Law Report, Vol. 6, No. 39 (Oct. 11, 2013); and “ACA Compliance Group Survey Provides Benchmarks for a Range of Hedge Fund Manager Compliance Functions, Including Dual-Hatting, Annual Compliance Reviews, Forensic Testing, Custody, Fees and Signature Authority
,” Hedge Fund Law Report, Vol. 6, No. 19 (May 9, 2013).