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Accounting Fraud Not Just for Public Companies Anymore

Posted in Accounting Fraud, Investment Advisers, Non-scienter-based Violations, Private Equity

One of the salient features of the SEC’s enforcement program in recent years has been a dearth of accounting fraud cases.  While those cases used to be the SEC’s bread and butter, and hovered around 200 actions per year, they have dropped off dramatically since 2007, and hit a low of 79 last year.  Only… Continue Reading

SEC Ramps Up Its Private Equity Parade

Posted in Broker-Dealers, Investment Advisers, Non-scienter-based Violations, Private Equity

Bruce Karpati, chief of the SEC’s Asset Management Unit, promised us several weeks ago that enforcement actions against private equity firms were about to heat up.  He wasn’t kidding.  Last Monday, the SEC filed two sets of settled administrative proceedings against private equity firms.  We’ll discuss one of them today, and the second in a… Continue Reading

SEC Enforcement Coming to a Private Equity Firm Near You

Posted in Investment Advisers, Private Equity

Bruce Karpati, chief of the SEC’s Asset Management Unit (“AMU” or the “Unit”), recently spoke at the Private Equity International Conference in New York, and opened a window into the Unit’s views toward the industry.  In short, watch out, because the SEC is coming.  And given the recent expansion of the private equity space and… Continue Reading