Dodd-Frank Marked New Era For Private Equity, Hedge Funds

Law360 (July 22, 2020, 7:02 PM EDT) -- The Dodd-Frank Act marked a sea change for private fund advisers, bringing many of them under the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's purview for the first time. In the decade since, the industry has had to adapt to a new reality that is in some ways almost unrecognizable from its earlier days.

Dodd-Frank, which turned 10 this week, generally required advisers of private funds with more than $150 million in assets under management in the U.S. to register with the SEC, with a few exceptions for entities such as those that only advise venture capital funds.

Numerous advisers who had previously...

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