Experts: Lawsuit against SEC’s private fund rules unlikely to cause delay


A lawsuit filed by industry groups alleging the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) overstepped when it passed new rules for private fund advisers last month is unlikely to stop their implementation, according to experts.

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, claims the SEC exceeded its statutory authority when it passed the rules intended to increase transparency and accountability to investors in a private fund market estimated to exceed $26 trillion.

The groups that brought the suit included the National Association of Private Fund Managers, Alternative Investment Management Association, American Investment Council, Loan Syndications and Trading Association, Managed Funds Association (MFA), and National Venture Capital Association.

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