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Bill Myers

Bill Myers is Regulatory Compliance Watch’s editor. He focuses on private equity and hedge funds, based in our Rockville office. He’s been a newsman for two decades in Chicago, Cambodia and Washington DC.
The Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations issued a warning about increasing cyber risks to registrants with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and outlined six areas they should review.
Less than one-fifth of private fund compliance officers have a single title, a review of SEC disclosure data finds.
'Less impetus on the manager to protect the investor,' ILPA warns.
SEC regulators found conflicts of interests, fee problems and risks of material non-public information in private equity, hedge and venture capital funds.
In March, OCIE Director Pete Driscoll promised private fund advisers that the SEC would this year issue a risk alert directed at them. “That’s something we’ve been getting a lot of asks from compliance officers who are private fund advisers that, ‘Hey, we haven’t seen a risk alert,’” Driscoll told an audience at the Investment […]
Compliance officers face the challenge of effectively monitoring their firms remotely while fortifying their businesses against the strains of the liquidity crunch. Two lawyers give their practice tips for CCOs amid the pandemic.
The Boston-based private funds advisor will pay to settle SEC claims that it deceptively marketed one of its oil-and-gas investments.
Monomy Capital Management will settle SEC claims it hid fees from investors, but the firm's cooperation spared it an even worse fate.
A private fund isn't a personal fund and the SEC has driven the point home by barring a Maryland man for phony travel reimbursements and taking a seven-figure loan to cover a personal investment.
The pandemic has brought both active relief from regulators and greater unknowns and risks for compliance teams.

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