The Investment Lawyer
The Investment Company Act of 1940 (ICA) and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (IAA) prevent an investment adviser from contractually limiting liability to its advisees through three main routes: statutory anti-waiver prohibitions, the IAA’s anti-fraud provisions, and limitations on indemnification by registered investment companies of their investment advisers. This article focuses on one of these three areas, the IAA’s anti-fraud provisions, and specifically, the SEC’s expansive interpretations of those anti-fraud provisions to cover exculpatory “hedge clauses” – caveats or cautionary statements – by investment advisers purporting to limit their liability to their advisees.
Facciolo, Francis J. and Solon, Leland, "Exculpatory Hedge Clauses in Investment Advisory Contracts: Developments since Heitman Capital" (2014). Faculty Publications. 263.