Takeaways From Ceresney Speech On Private Equity

Law360, New York (May 23, 2016, 2:38 PM EDT) -- Joshua M. Newville

Sigal P. Mandelker

Anthony M. Drenzek On May 12, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission director of enforcement Andrew Ceresney gave a keynote address on private equity enforcement. In his remarks, Ceresney reiterated the SEC’s view that private equity is and will be a key enforcement area, and detailed recent actions showing the commission’s particular focus on undisclosed fees and expenses and on increasing transparency in the industry. Ceresney also provided guidance on arguments put forth by the private equity industry that the SEC staff has typically found unavailing.

Ceresney noted that the unique nature of private equity investments...

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