Private Equity Management Fees and Expenses: Avoiding Investor Claims and SEC Enforcement Actions
Lessons From Recent Claims and Penalties; Procedures and Disclosures to Improve Investor Confidence
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will instruct counsel for private equity (PE) fund managers on the disclosure issues and conflicts of interest associated with fund fees and expense allocations. The panel will discuss recent SEC actions and guidance, and best practices in administration and reporting that will pass muster with investors and the SEC.
- Overview of SEC oversight and authority concerning PE funds
- Notable SEC enforcement actions on undisclosed fees and expenses
- Payments to consultants
- Shifting expenses during fund's life
- Characterization of expenses
- Hidden fees
- Investor due diligence
- Best practices in formulating and disclosing PE management fees and expenses
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the stated priorities of the SEC in examining fund managers' fees and expenses?
- What particular fee and expense practices has the SEC identified as deficient with respect to disclosure to investors?
- What due diligence steps should investors take in light of the SEC audit findings?
- What steps should funds take to review fee and expense practices to ensure investor confidence?
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