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Dodd-Frank Act Implications for Advisers to Private Funds


The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act will significantly change the regulatory regime governing investment advisers, particularly investment advisers to private funds, such as hedge funds and private equity funds.  The primary purpose of the new rules and requirements is to “fill the regulatory gap,” by requiring advisers to private funds to register as investment advisers with the Securities and Exchange Commission or state securities regulators, unless an exemption applies, and provide information about their activities to the SEC. For a detailed discussion of the provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act applicable to advisers to private funds, please see our related Client Alert.