Private funds

Private funds

Author: The Carta Team
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Read time:  1 minute
Published date:  March 19, 2024
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Updated date:  April 12, 2024
Private funds are pooled investment vehicles—such as hedge funds PE funds, real estate funds, or VC funds—run by professional fund managers.

What is a private fund?

Private funds, also called private investment funds, are a type of pooled investment vehicle run by professional fund managers. Examples of private funds include hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, and venture capital funds. Each type of private fund has a distinct investment strategy and risk profile.

A private fund is not required to register as an investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940. Private funds are regulated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and by state securities agencies.

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