KEYWORDS: alternative fund managers, compliance requirements, Dodd-Frank Act, financial institutions, financial services, hedge fund infrastructure, Hedge Fund IT, Hedge Fund Regulation, insider trading, Investment Advisers Act Rule 206(4)-7, market manipulation, risk management, SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission, valuation
PwC Financial Services Regulatory Practice
The financial services industry that has emerged from the recent market turmoil is one that has stricter standards, greater regulatory scrutiny, and higher client expectations for alternative asset management firms. As part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act many hedge fund and private equity fund advisers (private fund advisers) will be required to register with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC).
Those that register will be subject to the same rules, regulations, and requirements as traditional advisers, including having to implement and annually assess a compliance program as mandated by the Investment Advisers Act Rule 206(4)-7.