SEC Rules on the Family Office

Family offices must now square the corners of their ownership and investment process with a new regulation. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) fundamentally changes the rules for family offices that provide investment advice. Prior to the passage of that law, many family offices considered themselves exempt from registration under the Investment Advisers Act

Family offices must now square the corners of their ownership and investment process with a new regulation. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) fundamentally changes the rules for family offices that provide investment advice. Prior to the passage of that law, many family offices considered themselves exempt from registration under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (Advisers Act) due to the exemption for advisers with fewer than 15 clients. In enacting

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