Strategic Considerations For Startup PE Fund Managers

Law360, New York (February 5, 2014, 2:14 PM EST) -- Over the past several years, aspiring private equity fund managers looking to launch funds have been faced with unprecedented barriers of entry.

First, the impact of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act has been confusing, unpredictable and daunting to many startup funds. Second, the economic downturn resulted in skepticism from investors, as downward-spiraling portfolio company investments spawned "zombie funds" throughout the industry.

As the dust has settled, it has become increasingly clear that the investment adviser and other regulatory requirements introduced by Dodd-Frank...
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