3 Fee Issues The SEC Is Watching For In Private Equity

Law360, New York (September 15, 2016, 3:37 PM EDT) -- Continuing regulatory scrutiny of the internal workings of private equity firms and funds has the industry on high alert, and recent enforcement actions show that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has pinpointed fee disclosure and allocation as major problem areas.

Apollo Global Management LLC, WL Ross & Co. LLC, The Blackstone Group LP and KKR & Co. LP are just a handful of the private equity players that have been hit with fines or agreed to settle charges of improper fee disclosure or allocation since the beginning of last year, and experts say the SEC’s appetite for private equity is...

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