Jan. 7, 2021

Five Topics for Hedge Fund Managers to Keep on Their Radar for 2021

January is the perfect time to look back at the previous year – and to consider what one might expect in the new year. There is no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic derailed any predictions for 2020, and it is likely that its effects will continue to be felt through at least the early part of 2021. Although the hedge fund space is not immune to the pandemic’s ramifications, it is also affected by other events, developments and trends. To that end, the Hedge Fund Law Report is highlighting five topics that hedge fund managers should keep on their radar for 2021, along with five articles from the archives on those topics, which include the upcoming appointment of a new SEC Chair and why that could mean heightened focus on insider trading; increasing pressure to improve diversity in the industry; the continuing trend of private credit and direct lending strategies; the end of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR); and more targeted cyber attacks on fund managers. Next week (the week starting January 11, 2021), the HFLR will resume its normal weekly publication, which will feature the first installment of a two-part interview with Steven Peikin, former Co‑Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement.