While the fourth quarter is often the busiest one for regulatory filings and fulfilling other compliance obligations, hedge fund managers should ensure that their compliance programs finish the year on a strong note and that key compliance processes are not neglected. This second installment of the Hedge Fund Law Report’s quarterly compliance update, authored by Danielle Joseph and Anne Wallace, director and analyst, respectively, at ACA Compliance Group, highlights certain notable regulatory filings fund managers need to address in the fourth quarter of 2017. In addition to the filing obligations discussed herein, this article examines recent actions by the SEC relating to virtual currency and electronic communications, along with their potential impact on advisers’ compliance programs. For other recent commentary from the SEC, see “SEC Chair Clayton Details Eight Guiding Principles for Enforcement and Agency Strategies for Their Implementation
” (Aug. 10, 2017); and “SEC Chair’s Budget Testimony Emphasizes Strong Agency Focus on Oversight and Enforcement in Trump Era
” (Jul. 13, 2017). For additional insights from Joseph, see our two-part series “ACA Compliance Report Facilitates Benchmarking of Private Fund Manager Compliance Practices”: Part One
(Oct. 3, 2013); and Part Two
(Oct. 11, 2013).