Jan. 3, 2019

Six Essential Articles for Private Fund Managers to Revisit When Preparing for the New Year

As the calendar has changed to 2019, Hedge Fund Law Report is evaluating the challenges fund managers may encounter in the new year. Drawing from testimony SEC Chair Jay Clayton recently provided to Congress about the SEC’s top priorities for 2019, as well as other recent regulatory guidance issued by SEC staff and trends that we have observed in the private funds industry, Hedge Fund Law Report is highlighting six articles from its historical archives exploring issues that should be top-of-mind for fund managers in 2019, including the expected adoption of Form CRS; the transition away from LIBOR; steps fund managers should take in light of the recent risk alert issued by the SEC on adviser’s use of electronic communications; trends toward socially responsible investing; the use of mock exams to prepare for an actual SEC exam; and the use of big data by fund managers in their businesses. Next week (the week starting January 7, 2019), Hedge Fund Law Report will resume its normal weekly publication.