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SEC Charges IA with Cybersecurity Failures

September 23, 2015 Dear Friends, The SEC announced that an investment adviser agreed to settle charges that it failed to establish required cybersecurity policies and procedures, to ensure the security and confidentiality of personally identifiable information (PII). The firm stored PII of approximately 100,000 individuals on a third party hosted web server, which was hacked in 2013. Following the attack, […]

SEC Announces Compliance Outreach Program Seminars

April 30, 2015 Dear Friends, Today, the SEC announced the schedule for its Compliance Outreach Program – regional seminars specifically for investment adviser and investment company senior officers. The seminars will include an overview of the SEC’s National Exam Program, as well as a discussion of current topics of interest for the Division of Investment Management, and the Enforcement Division’s […]

SEC Releases Cybersecurity Guidance

Dear Friends, The SEC released cybersecurity guidance, specific to registered investment advisers and registered investment companies. As summarized below, the SEC suggests advisers and funds:  Periodically assess the nature of data collected; internal and external threats; existing security controls; the impact of a breach, and the effectiveness of the governance structure for the management of cybersecurity risk. Develop a strategy to […]

SEC will Target Conflicts of Interest

March 10, 2015 Dear Friends, In a recent speech by Julie M. Riewe, Co-Chief of the Asset Management Unit (AMU), Division of Enforcement, Ms. Riewe, categorized the AMU’s 2015 priorities. The priorities are categorized by investment vehicle, Ms. Riewe stated the AMU will focus on: Hedge Funds: Undisclosed Fees; Undisclosed Conflicts: Related-Party Transactions, Valuation Issues, and Use of Friendly Broker […]

SEC to Conduct IT Related Exams

February 9, 2015 Dear Friends, Vincente Martinez, Chief of the SEC’s Office of Market Intelligence, stated that the SEC will conduct another round of exams, specific to IT controls, targeting a smaller group of investment advisers and broker-dealers. As the SEC stated in its Exam Priorities for 2015, cybersecurity governance will be an area of focus for the exam staff […]

SEC Exam Priorities 2015

January 13, 2015 Dear Friends, The SEC released its examination priorities for 2015, as outlined below. Cybersecurity: The SEC will continue its initiative to examine investment advisers’ and broker-dealers’ cybersecurity compliance controls and will also examine transfer agents. Alternative Investment Companies: The SEC will focus on mutual funds with alternative investments, specifically with respect to valuation, internal controls, and marketing […]

SEC Adopts Regulation SCI

November 20, 2014 Dear Friends, The SEC voted to adopt Regulation Systems Compliance and Integrity (SCI) requiring “comprehensive new controls for technological systems…to ensure any issues are promptly corrected and communicated to market participants and the Commission,” said SEC Chair Mary Jo White.   Certain self-regulatory organizations, alternative trading systems, plan processors, and exempt clearing agencies (“SCI Entities”) must adopt […]

Hedge Fund BlackRock Reports That Insurers Are Moving Towards Private Assets

New research from hedge fund giant BlackRock shows that even in the wake of the CALpers exit from hedge funds, insurance firms are making a move toward private market assets to diversify against the risks that have traditionally underpinned their businesses. Conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, the BlackRock-commissioned study surveyed 243 senior executive insurers with over $6.2 trillion of […]

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The HedgeCo technical team is constantly at work developing new features for our users. Our most recent feature roll-out includes brand new functionality in our watch list, fund comparison and search features. It has always been a goal of HedgeCo to get investors information on funds as soon as it becomes available. To further this goal, our new system emails […]

Hedge Fund Assets Down $20.94 Billion In June

Hedge funds suffered losses this month according to the new Eurekahedge report. ”Hedge funds recorded negative returns in June ending their seven month winning run, as global markets witnessed broad based declines during the month.” Total assets under management were down by $20.94 billion – the sector witnessed net negative asset flows of $2.12 billion while losing $18.82 billion through performance […]