Robert E. Plaze

Robert Plaze advises investment advisers, investment companies, hedge funds, private equity funds and their service providers on regulatory and compliance issues under the federal securities laws. Following nearly 30 years in the SEC’s Division of Investment Management, most recently as Deputy Director, Bob is a partner in Proskauer’s Registered Funds Group.  

Bob advises investment advisers, investment companies, hedge funds, private equity funds and their service providers on regulatory and compliance issues under the federal securities laws. 

At the SEC, Bob was responsible for policy development and management of the key regulatory initiatives affecting investment companies and investment advisers, including rules governing fund and adviser compliance programs, money market funds, fund corporate governance, personal trading, custody and brokerage practices, prohibitions on “pay to play” practices, and protection of investor privacy. After the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act, Bob was responsible for rulemaking requiring advisers to private funds to register with the SEC, providing new exemptions from registration and requiring reporting by certain exempt advisers.

Bob’s comprehensive outline of the SEC’s regulation of investment advisers is relied on by lawyers and compliance professionals throughout the industry.