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Private investment funds rely on Stephanie for all aspects of strategic advice related to fund formation and complex compliance issues. Her experience as in-house counsel allows her to bring a different perspective to many issues her clients face.

On February 9, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced settlements with 16 firms relating to record-keeping violations stemming from off-channel communications totaling $81 million. The 16 firms were five broker-dealers (BD firms), seven dually registered broker-dealers and investment advisers, and four affiliated investment advisers (IA firms). Off-channel communications are unapproved methods of communication used for business-related communications.

On May 3, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted significant amendments to Form PF, the confidential reporting form for certain SEC-registered investment advisers to private funds.[1] The final amendments will require (1) new “quarterly event” reporting for all private equity fund advisers (PE Fund Advisers, defined as investment advisers having at least $150 million in private equity fund assets under management) regarding certain events; (2) expanded reporting for “large private equity fund advisers” (Large PE Fund Advisers, defined as investment advisers having at least $2 billion in private equity fund assets under management); and (3) new “current” reporting for “large hedge fund advisers” (Large HF Advisers, defined as investment adviser having at least $1.5 billion in hedge fund assets under management).