In an article titled “Hedge Funds Warn SEC Dealer Rule is ‘Unenforceable’,” Risk.net turned to investment management counsel and former Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) attorney Walé Oriola for his commentary on United States hedge funds that could be affected by two proposed rules from the SEC.
“We’ve heard a lot of chatter about the qualitative factors, and how those would be complex and confusing to apply, in the sense that the examination function of the Commission could interpret the requirements differently at different times,” said Oriola.
Oriola noted that SEC Chair Gary Gensler signaled publicly that he specifically wanted to bring large hedge funds further inside the regulatory perimeter for financial stability reasons. “It’s the broader view that the private fund industry has certain systematic risks associated with the type of activities they can engage in,” he added.
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