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New Managers April 2013

Rules and Regulations - Current legal landscape for investment managers raising funds in the U.S.

(This article was published in Opalesque's Alternative Market Briefing on March 27th, 2013).

Stephen C. Tirrell

Stephen C. Tirrell, Partner at global law firm Bingham McCutchen, New York, talked to me about the existing legal landscape for new investment managers who want to raise private funds in the U.S., with a focus on the Investment Advisers Act, the Securities Act, the Investment Company Act, the Exchange Act and the JOBS Act.

Opalesque: Please tell me about the legal landscape that investment managers have to consider when raising any private fund in the United States.

Stephen Tirrell: Essentially there are four different regulations that we have to consider; the Investment Advisers Act, the Securities Act, the Investment Company Act, and the Exchange Act.

They act in one or more fashion with respect to either the advisory entity or the fund entity. And in each instance, at least in the Securities Act and the Investment Company Act, there are exemptions from registration that private fund managers typically rely on with respect to the private funds that they sponsor.

The Securities Act is the Act that governs the offering of shares to investors in the market. Typically private funds don't register their shares under the Securities Act with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) but rely on an exemption from registration. Therefore, no registration filing is req......................

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