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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

SEC’s Asset Management Unit Focuses on Compliance Failures, Vol. 1

Posted in Compliance, Investment Advisers, Non-scienter-based Violations

The SEC Enforcement Division’s Asset Management Unit has brought some substantial cases over the last year, including a number arising out of its Aberrational Performance Inquiry.  Another focus for the unit has been compliance failures at registered investment advisers.  On November 20th, the unit filed a pair of administrative cases addressing some of those failures.  Today… Continue Reading

SEC’s Asset Management Unit Gets Ahead of the Curve

Posted in Hedge Funds

Bernie Madoff was arrested just over three years ago. The SEC’s side of the Madoff narrative is by now well known. In 2005 Harry Markopolos sent a lengthy memo outlining Madoff’s giant Ponzi scheme, in painful detail, to the SEC’s Boston office. Markopolos’s concerns were then directed to the Commission’s New York office. While members… Continue Reading