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May 9 2012 | 9:57am ET
Hedge funds aren't the only ones facing their first brush with a Securities and Exchange Commission inspection team, one of its top enforcers said.
Carlo di Florio, who heads the regulator's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, said that 37 of the world's 50 largest private equity managers are now registered with the SEC. And many of them will face "coordinated examinations."
Those regulatory looks will focus "on the highest-risk areas of their business," di Florio told a private equity conference in Manhattan last week. The SEC plans to tackle the new registrants—including 18 of the 50 biggest p.e. funds in the world—with a three-step examination, beginning with the SEC's explanation of its expectations. The OCIE will also seek to meet with top executives at firms, in an effort to evaluate their cultures of compliance.
In addition to risk, the SEC plans to look closely at conflicts of interest to ensure p.e. funds are meeting their fiduciary duties to investors.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...