This session will provide an overview of U.S. and international regulatory and legislative initiatives and their impact on investment advisers and commodity pool operators. Issues that will be addressed include questions concerning the newly amended SEC custody rule; the proposed EU Directive on hedge funds; current U.S. legislative proposals including private fund adviser registration, systemic risk reporting and OTC derivatives potentially impacting hedge funds; new CFTC rules for account and financial statements; update on new NFA rules concerning reporting, loan prohibitions and social networking; CFTC/SEC harmonization; and industry trends relating to managed account platforms, transparency, fees and risk controls.
Bruce Beatus, Managing Director and General Counsel, Amundi Alternative Investments
Susan Ervin, Senior Advisor to the Director of the Division of Invesment Management, Securities and Exchange Commission
Jennifer Wu Han, Assistant General Counsel, Managed Funds Association
Bradley Howard, Partner, Sidley Austin
Rita Molesworth, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher
Greg Robbins, Managing Director and General Counsel, Mesirow Advanced Strategies