The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) recently issued a final set of rule amendments under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, primarily aimed at enhancing the regulatory framework governing investment advisers to private funds. The new set of rules, as described in SEC Release No. IA-6383, is designed to protect investors who invest directly or indirectly in private funds. It focuses on increasing transparency in compensation arrangements and prohibiting conflicted arrangements involving private funds. Through an audited financial statement requirement, the new rules also aim to prevent fraudulent activities by registered investment advisers advising private funds. Finally, this set of new rules includes an amendment requiring all SEC-registered investment advisers to document in writing the annual review of their compliance policies and procedures.