Update on H.R. 3818 | Hedge Fund Registration Bill

As has been reported by a number of groups the Private Fund Investment Advisors Act of 2009 was approved by the House Financial Services Committee by a vote of 67-1.  The proposed bill underwent a number of significant changes during the committee meeting.  The attached document shows (in redline format) the changes which were made to the bill during the committee meeting.  I compiled this “new” text of H.R. 3818 by making the changes as introduced by various committee members, see markups.

The major changes include:

  • a provision which exempts managers from registration if the managers only provide investment advice to SBICs (introduced by Mrs. Capito and Mr. Paulsen)
  • a provision which exempts managers from registration if the managers have less than $150 million of AUM (introduced by Mr. Peters, Mr. Meeks, and Mr. Garrett)
  • a provision which directs the SEC to take into account certain factors when promulgating regulations which apply to advisers to “mid-sized” private funds (introduced by Mr. Peters, Mr. Meeks, and Mr. Garrett)

Please also see Doug Cornelius’ article on the changes to the bill.

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Bart Mallon, Esq. of Cole-Frieman & Mallon LLP runs Hedge Fund Law Blog and can be reached directly at 415-868-5345.

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