The New Change in ERISA’s “Fiduciary” Definition and its Effect on Private Fund Managers

Lauren Mack Compliance, Investment Advisers

Broadened Scope of ERISA Fiduciary Rules After several years of debate and revision, a Department of Labor (DOL) regulation, revising the definition of a “fiduciary” as it applied to investment managers, became applicable on June 9, 2017.  The new regulation expands the definition of “fiduciary” under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, to …

NYC Changes Stance on UBT Attributable to Hedge Fund Managers

Simon Riveles Hedge Funds, Uncategorized, Unincorporated Business Tax

Certain New York City based hedge fund management companies have recently been audited with respect to how they account for certain expenses under the City’s Unincorporated Business Tax (“UBT”). Since a statutory amendment to the UBT law was passed over 15 years ago, hedge fund management companies located in NYC have bifurcated the structure of their operations by creating who advisory entities for the fund.  …