SEC Expense Misallocation Actions of 2017

SEC Expense Misallocation Actions of 2017

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) continues to aggressively pursue expense allocation charges against private equity and hedge fund managers. The agency has publicly settled three misallocation enforcement actions in the past few months netting over $2...
Spear Phishing Risks to Hedge Funds: A Case Study

Spear Phishing Risks to Hedge Funds: A Case Study

Hedge fund Tillage Commodities filed a lawsuit last September alleging its fund administrator ignored its own security protocols when it fell for a spear phishing attack and inadvertently wired millions of dollars out of Tillage’s accounts. The fund admin has...
Trump won. What does it mean for financial markets?

Trump won. What does it mean for financial markets?

Defying the polls, odds, and establishment, Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States. Wall Street is likely to experience volatility in short term as Mr. Trump represents a drastic break with the status quo and injects uncertainty into the markets....
Expense Allocation Interactive Timeline

Expense Allocation Interactive Timeline

If you work in the investment industry, you’ve most likely heard the SEC is taking expense allocation seriously and has made it an investigative priority. You might have also heard about SEC misallocation charges resulting in settlements in the millions of...
Expense Allocation: Establishing a Benchmark

Expense Allocation: Establishing a Benchmark

It is hard to overstate the risks expense allocation poses to the alternative investment industry: “A hedge fund hired us to investigate a claim of misallocation by one of its investors,” an industry consultant told us. “After a long and costly process, we discovered...