Kimberly M. Versace, Counsel, Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s Event

Kimberly M. Versace is Counsel at Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP. Kimberly’s practice focuses on securities regulatory and compliance matters, with an emphasis on Investment Advisers Act compliance. She provides ongoing advice to hedge fund and private equity fund advisers and other financial institutions in connection with the development of comprehensive compliance programs to address regulatory obligations imposed by federal laws and regulations, and advises investment firms on compliance with disclosure requirements, insider trading rules, conflicts of interest and other legal and regulatory requirements.

About Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP is an elite boutique law firm focused on the financial sector. For more than 25 years, RK&O has represented financial firms in transactions, compliance and litigation, and has consistently been at the forefront of emerging legal issues and investment activities. The sophistication and intensity that have made RK&O a leader in complex financial transactions and compliance issues have also driven its success in representing institutional clients, funds and individuals confronting government investigations, securities law violations and complex business disputes.

RK&O conducts a highly collaborative practice through approximately 65 lawyers based in New York, Washington, D.C. and London. With a long track record of achieving positive outcomes for clients, RK&O attorneys are recognized as being among the most qualified legal practitioners in the financial services sector, both in the U.S. and around the globe.

Event Synopsis:

On May 20, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed amendments to Form ADV, Rule 204-2 (Recordkeeping Rule), and certain other rules under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (Advisers Act)
The amendments require investment advisers to provide additional information regarding Separately Managed Accounts (SMA), additional materials regarding the calculation and distribution of performance information, required identification of any custodians holding 10% or more of the investment adviser’s SMA RAUM, and permit the ‘umbrella registration’ regime under which private fund advisers operating as a single advisory business may register with the SEC using one Form ADV. Concurrent is amendment of the U.S. Investment Company Act of 1940 to modernize the reporting and disclosure of information by registered investment companies.

In this two-hour live webcast, The Knowledge Group assembled a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners with in-depth knowledge of the laws and regulations governing investment advisers to provide an over-view and discussion of the SEC Proposed Amendments to Form ADV and the Recordkeeping Rule in 2016. Speakers also will share their best practices in addressing the latest challenges of the proposed amendments.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
– Form ADV and Recordkeeping Rule: An Overview
– Form ADV Proposed Clarifications, and Technical and Other Amendments
– Proposed Amendments to Books and Records Rule
– Proposed Technical Amendments to Advisers Act Rules
– New Risks and Opportunities
– Effect on Umbrella Registration
– Effect on Separately Managed Accounts
– Regulatory Guidance
– Best Practices

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format.

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