Friday, November 19, 2010
At its open meeting today the SEC voted to propose new rules to strengthen the SEC's oversight of investment advisers and fill key gaps in the regulatory landscape. The SEC's proposed rules would implement provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that, among other things:
- Facilitate registration of advisers to hedge funds and other private funds with the SEC.
- Implement the Dodd-Frank Act's mandate to require reporting by certain advisers that are exempt from SEC registration.
- Increase the asset threshold for advisers to register with the SEC.
- Define "venture capital fund" and provide clarity regarding certain exemptions to investment adviser registration.
The SEC also proposed amendments to rules that would require disclosure of greater information by investment advisers and the private funds they manage, as well as amendments that would revise the Commission's pay-to-play rule.
The SEC is seeking public comment on the proposed rules for a period of 45 days following their publication in the Federal Register.
Here is the text of the proposals: