SEC Final Rules for Private Fund Adviser Registration

On June 22, the SEC adopted final rules and rule amendments under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 implementing provisions of Title IV of the Dodd-Frank Act. As anticipated, the SEC announced that it will extend the deadline for advisers that had been relying upon the “private adviser exemption” under Section 203(b)(3) of the Advisers Act to register with the SEC until March 30, 2012. (The private adviser exemption was rescinded by the Dodd-Frank Act, effective July 21.) We will provide an analysis of the final rules adopted and other actions taken upon reviewing them in their final form. SEC Release. Implementing Release Final Rules. Exemptions Release Final Rules.