As the hedge fund industry continues to adapt to a changing marketplace and circumstances, various trends, topics and concerns arise for fund managers. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has engendered various operational and business considerations with which fund managers must deal. Ongoing legal, compliance and regulatory issues – such as SEC examination issues; fund structural matters; and legal and compliance department optimization – remain at the forefront of fund managers’ minds. For the benefit of our subscribers, Rory Sullivan, Managing Director of Acuris Risk & Compliance – Americas, moderated a discussion with William V. de Cordova, Editor-in-Chief of the Hedge Fund Law Report. Drawing on numerous conversations with hedge fund industry participants – including GCs and CCOs of hedge fund managers; law firm partners; consultants; and others – their conversation outlined the main legal, operational and regulatory trends in the hedge fund industry through Spring 2020, including the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the hedge fund industry; issues relating to regulatory filings and proposals; fund restructurings and liquidity concerns; optimization of the legal and compliance function; vendor management; and potential future trends in the hedge fund industry. To listen to a complimentary recording of the briefing, please click here.