Private Equity Regulatory Task Force

ACG’s Private Equity Regulatory Task Force (PERT) gathers together CFOs, CCOs and in-house legal counsel of middle-market private equity firms nationwide. Together, they interpret and navigate the often complex compliance and regulatory issues affecting the industry. As a member of PERT, your firm will join a national network focused on shaping compliance best practices alongside federal regulators.

PERT’s Mission is to provide middle-market private equity firms with a FACE to:

  • Facilitate communication and coordination among fund professionals;
  • Advocate before federal regulators and policymakers on behalf of middle-market private equity;
  • Create a network of peers to develop and share best practices; and
  • Educate private equity professionals and key stakeholders (management partners, investors, lenders, etc.) on regulatory issues that have a direct impact on them and our funds.

 

"The ACG Private Equity Regulatory Task Force is 
providing the framework for us to address challenges together."

Joshua Cherry-Seto, CFO, Blue Wolf Capital, ACG PERT Co-Chair

 

The group is designed to interact with industry peers and policymakers on a variety of issues. Among others, they include:

  • Investment Adviser Act compliance
  • JOBS Act/general solicitations
  • Broker-dealer registration
  • SEC Examinations
  • Emerging issues, such as cybersecurity

 

BECOME AN ACG PERT MEMBER

 

For more information about PERT please contact Christine Melendes, vice president of events, partnerships and public policy, at cmelendes@acg.org.

 

Download the PERC Principles

Three years in the making, the first edition of the ACG Private Equity Regulatory and Compliance Principles (PERC) Principles was created to help midsize private equity firms manage the climate of ongoing regulation and increased compliance following the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act and other complex regulations surrounding issues such as cybersecurity, co-investments, valuations and the disclosure of fees and expenses.

“Middle-market private equity firms are confronted with a dizzying array of compliance requirements and information requests from investors, advisers and regulators—both domestic and foreign,” said April Evans, chief financial official with Monitor Clipper Partners and a member of ACG’s Private Equity Regulatory Task Force, which spearheaded the effort to develop the principles. “Complying with these regulations, along with navigating the regulatory land mines for registered investment advisers, is an ever-increasing task.”

“These principles represent countless hours of discussion among Private Equity Regulatory Task Force member firms, in addition to dialogue with industry regulators,” said Jason Brown, partner of Victory Park Capital and ACG Global chairman. “These principles signify the importance that ACG members place as fiduciaries of their firms.”

DOWNLOAD THE PERC PRINCIPLES

 

Thank you to our PERT Sponsors

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