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The Advertising Rule

The AIC urges the SEC to modernize the Advertising Rule to better meet the demands of the 21st century. The SEC’s Advertising Rule (Rule 206(4)-1), which has not been amended since its adoption…
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The Custody Rule

The AIC urges the SEC to update the Custody Rule to remove unnecessary burdens. The SEC’s Custody Rule (Rule 206(4)-2) imposes many unnecessary burdens on private fund sponsors with respect to the…
Policy Articles

The SEC’s Auditor Independence Rules

The AIC urges the SEC to clarify the applicability of its auditor independence rules in the private equity context to reduce the detrimental effects on capital formation caused by the current…
Policy Articles

Investment Advisers are Not Broker-Dealers

Investment Advisers are Not Broker-Dealers: The AIC urges the SEC to confirm that broker-dealer regulations do not apply to private equity investment advisers merely because they may receive fees in…
Legislative Priorities

CFIUS Reform

WHAT IS IT? The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is an interagency committee tasked with reviewing potential foreign investments in the U.S. and determining whether such…

New Mountain Capital’s Steve Klinsky Elected Chairman of the American Investment Council

WASHINGTON – The American Investment Council (AIC) announced today the election of Steve Klinsky as Chairman of the AIC’s Board of Directors. Since 1999, Klinsky has been Founder and Chief…

Private Equity Across America: Louisville

The private equity industry employs millions of Americans and provides a secure retirement for schoolteachers, police officers, and other pension holders. In the months ahead, the American…

Mehlman Expresses Appreciation for Sommers’ Strong Leadership at the AIC

Washington, D.C. – Today, American Investment Council (AIC) board member Ken Mehlman released the following statement of appreciation for Mike Sommers’ service as AIC President and CEO. Sommers…

ICYMI: Yale University’s Annual Endowment Report Strengthens Support for Private Equity

Yale Endowment Update 2017: “The alternatives of absolute return, private equity, venture capital, natural resources, and real estate provide not only diversification benefits, but also abundant…

Private Equity Across America: San Antonio

The private equity industry employs millions of Americans and provides a secure retirement for schoolteachers, police officers, and other pension holders. In the months ahead, the American Investment…

Private Equity Continues Positive Annualized Returns For Long-Term Investors

WASHINGTON – Today, the American Investment Council (AIC) released its new 2017 Q3 Performance Update Report that showed private equity funds continue to outperform public markets over the long…

Key Imperatives For PE From The Global PE Watch 2018 (EY)

The views reflected in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Investment Council. By: Herb Engert, EY Global Private Equity Leader It’s…

American Investment Council Welcomes President Trump’s New Infrastructure Plan

Private Equity Industry Ready to Invest In New Projects that Create Jobs and Improve Communities Across America WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, American Investment Council President and CEO Mike Sommers…

Latest “AIC Insights” Webcast Illuminates The Deal Making Process

The Carlyle Group Managing Director Martin Sumner Describes the Process and Environment for Industrial Deals WASHINGTON – The American Investment Council (AIC) released a new “AIC Insights”…

The American Investment Council Welcomes New Board of Directors Members

WASHINGTON – The American Investment Council announced today new and returning members to its Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 session. The board will gain three new members to join seven…

Private Equity Fundraising Hits Highest Level Since 2008

U.S Private Fundraising Has Grown 30 Percent In The Last Eight Years WASHINGTON – Fundraising by the private equity industry rose to $231 billion in 2017, a 14 percent increase from 2016,…

American Investment Council Adds Emily Schillinger as Vice President of Public Affairs

WASHINGTON – The American Investment Council (AIC) has named Emily Schillinger as Vice President of Public Affairs for the association. Schillinger most recently served as Communications Director…