The Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission') is adopting rules to implement new exemptions from the registration requirements of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 for advisers to certain privately offered investment funds; these exemptions were enacted as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Dodd-Frank Act'). As required by Title IV of the Dodd-Frank Act--the Private Fund Investment Advisers Registration Act of 2010--the new rules define "venture capital fund' and provide an exemption from registration for advisers with less than $150 million in private fund assets under management in the United States. The new rules also clarify the meaning of certain terms included in a new exemption from registration for "foreign private advisers.'

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