Over the past few years and once again in FY2013, cases against investment advisers have come to represent the single largest component of the SEC's enforcement docket. At the same time, the SEC's exam program, working closely with Enforcement, continues to hone its focus on private equity and hedge funds, announcing a series of initiatives targeting new registrants under Dodd-Frank as well as established firms who have not been examined in recent years. Meanwhile, the CFTC's expanded regulatory role and invigorated enforcement department has resulted in more cases than ever before, affecting a wider range of conduct. Attend this program to gain insights into current and anticipated enforcement, regulatory, legislative and compliance priorities impacting hedge funds and private equity funds. The presenters, including many senior officials from the government, will also analyze and discuss the effects these priorities have and will have on fund managers and their advisers, and leading members of the industry and private bar will provide practical guidance regarding effective compliance strategies in this supercharged multi-regulator environment.
WilmerHale Partner Andre Owens will speak on "Thorny Hedge Fund Hypotheticals - Ethical Issues."