New SEC rules for private fund advisers will keep compliance teams busy

SEC office

Compliance teams at private funds should start analyzing the impact of new rules from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) now, experts said, even though compliance dates are a year to 18 months away.

“Don’t wait until 18 months are up,” said Ken Joseph, managing director at Kroll who formerly worked as a senior officer in the SEC’s Division of Examinations. “The process should begin now, now that we have clarity on what the rules say.”

On Wednesday, the SEC passed a series of rules and amendments to the Investment Advisers Act that are “the most significant changes to the regulation of advisers to private funds since the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010,” according to industry group the Investment Adviser Association.

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