Current Developments in SEC Examinations & Enforcement: A Special Report for Private Funds


After the US Securities and Exchange Commission spent several years focused on “Main Street” retail misconduct that left private funds largely out of the its crosshairs, Chairman Gary Gensler and the Divisions of Enforcement and Examinations are intent on shifting that focus in a way certain to affect hedge and private equity fund managers. As noted in the 2022 Examination Priorities, given the “size, complexity, and significant growth of this market,” private fund advisers will garner growing examinations resources, and that in turn will lead to more enforcement scrutiny in areas such as valuation, fees and expenses, insider trading, and special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) transactions.

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