On Sept. 28, 2018, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission filed a civil enforcement action against EOX Holdings LLC, an introducing broker, and one of its registered associated persons, Andrew Gizienski. The CFTC’s complaint, which charges that EOX Holdings and Gizienski misused material, nonpublic information in connection with block trades of energy contracts on the ICE

On Sept. 12, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged the principal of a hedge fund manager and the hedge fund manager itself with illegally profiting from a scheme to drive down the price of Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc., generating approximately $1.3 million in illegal profits. The SEC’s complaint charges that Gregory Lemelson and Massachusetts-based

The past year has been mixed for alternative funds. In the hedge fund space, industry assets under management increased by $70 billion to $3.22 trillion, despite lackluster overall returns and noisy withdrawals by certain institutional investors. In the private equity space, industry assets under management grew 4.2 percent to $2.49 trillion, and 8,975 new funds

In a typical private equity fund, investors are making capital commitments to a limited partnership that will be drawn down over a number of years at the direction of the general partner of the limited partnership. The structure of the typical private equity fund and the fact that investors have no liquidity once they make

Although the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new Fiduciary Duty Rule is set to become effective on April 10, 2017, President Trump has taken action that may delay and possibly prevent the rule from becoming effective. On Feb. 3, 2017, President Trump signed a presidential memorandum that directs the secretary of the DOL to reanalyze

In a recent interview with Private Funds Management, partners Stephanie Breslow, Omoz Osayimwese, Phyllis Schwartz and Joseph Smith discuss fund agreements between LPs and GPs, which are under constant scrutiny. The partners discuss recent changes, co-investment rights and key terms that are crucial in the current market.

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Hedge fund managers are thinking about succession planning earlier on than they used to, and they want to have clear plans in place as part of the drive to become more institutionally palatable — and sometimes to help facilitate strategic deals.

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