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Hedge Fund Regulatory (Blue Sky) FilingsThe sale of any hedge fund interest to any U.S. investor triggers federal and state-level filing requirements for your hedge fund. The SEC Form D filing is required for any hedge fund that accepts U.S. investors even if you operate a spot forex, managed futures or commodities fund or your fund is offshore. These filings have nothing to do with whether you are required to be licensed as a fund manager. Contact Us For Help
Regulation D Rule 506 Selling a hedge fund investment is a sale of securities and your fund must obtain an exemption from federal and state registration. The Securities Act of 1933 governs hedge funds and Section 5 of the Securities Act of 1933 requires that all securities be registered with the SEC. Regulation D provide exemptions for hedge funds from federal registration under Rule 504, Rule 505, and Rule 506 and Rule 506 is the most commonly relied upon exemption for hedge funds. Non-advertised offerings are Rule 506(b) offerings and publicly advertised funds are Rule 506(c) offerings. We can advise you on either type of Rule 506 offering and file SEC Form D for your hedge fund even if we did not set it up. Contact Hedge Fund Attorney Hannah Terhune for Assistance
State Exemptions Rule 506 is unique among the Regulation D exemptions. Congress preempted states’ authority to review hedge funds offered under Rule 506 by enacting the National Securities Markets Improvement Act of 1996 (NSMIA). However, all states may require that hedge funds submit a notice filing with the state and pay filing fees. You need to study each state's statutes and regulations before initiating any sales activities in a particular state. While some states have identical statutory language or regulations covering particular activities or conduct, their interpretation may differ greatly from state to state. Some states require that you file Form D prior to admitting an investor your fund. Some states also require a copy of your offering documents, Form U-2, Form U-2A, Form U-4, and/or an issuer/dealer form. Allow plenty of time for compliance as many states require the filing of special forms or issuer representations, which require preparation by us and processing time by the state. For example, New York can take as long as four months to process a hedge fund blue sky filing. In New York, four blue sky filings are required. These filings must be accepted by New York one (1) day before an offering is made to a prospect in New York. New York State filing fees are approximately USD $1,400 and the duration of the exemption from registration obtained under New York's securities laws is four (4) years. We can file SEC Form D or the State Exemption Filing for your hedge fund even if we did not set it up. Contact Hedge Fund Attorney Hannah Terhune for Assistance
Form D Filings Your hedge fund, if based in the United States or if it has U.S. investors, must file Form D with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). SEC Form D seems to become more complex every year as the SEC uses the form to gather information about the industry in general. Hedge fund operating in the United States under Rule 506(b) (i.e., unadvertised hedge funds) file Form D within 15 days of the first sale of an interest in your fund. The SEC and state blue sky filings apply whether or not you are registered as an investment advisor and even if your hedge fund focuses on spot forex or commodities. Form D discloses biographical information about the fund and the managers. Form D is not subject to a review or approval by the SEC, but is a required notification document.
Advertised Hedge Funds Under Rule 506(c) In the United States, hedge funds can be advertised and marketed under Rule 506(c). Non-advertised offerings are designated as Rule 506(b) offerings. Rule 506(c) offerings put additional burdens on the fund and require special language in the fund's offering documents. There are additional disclosures required in the offering documents for hedge funds marketed under Rule 506(c). Hedge fund operating in the United States under Rule 506(c) must file Form D at least 15 days prior to the first sale of securities in the offering. Contact Us For Help
Form D Annual Renewals & Material Change Filings A Form D must be filed each subsequent year while your offering remains open. The fund must also disclose any sales compensation that has or will be paid directly or indirectly in connection with the sale of securities. Our law firm prepares and files Form D as part of our flat fee services. Form D must be re-filed to correct a material mistake of fact or error in the previously filed notice (as soon as practicable after discovery of the mistake or error). Hedge fund issuers filing Form D electronically with the SEC must become EDGAR filers by obtaining a unique Central Index Key ("CIK") number and related access codes. Contact Hedge Fund Attorney Hannah Terhune for Assistance
Hedge Fund Regulatory Compliance & Administrative Services Hedge funds are in danger of missing important compliance obligations if they do not stay on top of the sweeping U.S. law changes. Offshore hedge fund managers should not assume that they are exempt from SEC regulation and oversight if they have any U.S. investors. Don't think you can avoid hedge fund compliance by remaining small. The laws have changed dramatically! Anyone engaged in selling hedge funds must also be registered in the state where the selling activity takes place or exempt from broker registration requirements. Contact Hedge Fund Attorney Hannah Terhune for Assistance
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