This paper aims to explain the rules recently adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission under the provisions of the Dodd‐Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act relating to the increased asset threshold for federal registration as an investment adviser, the new exemptions from investment adviser registration (including the exclusion of “family offices” from the definition of an investment adviser), the enhanced reporting obligations imposed on registered and certain exempt advisers, and the definition of a “qualified client” for purposes of applying the performance fee rule under the Investment Advisers Act.
This paper summarizes the principal content of the Rules and explains their application to investment advisers, focusing in particular on analyzing the impact of the Rules on US and non‐US advisers to private funds.
The Rules clarify important aspects of the Dodd‐Frank amendments to the Investment Advisers Act and expand the scope of certain registration exemptions as they relate to foreign advisers. The Rules also expand significantly the family office exclusion from investment adviser status.
The paper provides expert guidance from experienced financial services lawyers.
Sorady, M., Domina, D., Cohen, W., Santo, F., Bregstein, H., Wiener, M., Okoshi, M. and Governale, J.P. (2011), "Summary and analysis of Dodd‐Frank rules for investment advisers: registration requirements, exemptions, family offices, performance fee eligibility", Journal of Investment Compliance, Vol. 12 No. 4, pp. 4-17. https://doi.org/10.1108/15285811111188126Download as .RIS
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