Private equity, venture capital and hedge fund groups are preparing to spend billions of dollars on compliance and legal advice as they cope with the biggest regulatory changes to hit the industry since the aftermath of the 2008 crisis.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission’s decision last month to adopt sweeping new rules for the private fund industry is prompting some smaller fund managers to look for their first full-time general counsels and chief compliance officers.
Larger firms are considering not only whether to recruit more staff, but also the need for different kinds of lawyers in light of new rules that will change the way they interact with their investors. And the entire industry is gearing up to invest more on compliance and reporting technology.
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