BofA Securities offers a premier futures, options, and OTC derivatives platform. We are an industry leader in direct exchange memberships and also provide access via third-party relationships. Our 24-hour execution desk in Chicago provides clients a single access point for all global markets. Regional desks in New York, Montreal, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Mumbai enhance our client service capabilities. Our electronic trading suite syncs with a wide variety of client front ends offering direct access to 38 exchanges, along with advanced trading algorithms. We have been at the forefront of the new era of OTC derivatives clearing. Our OTC service offering includes derivatives intermediation, cross margining, world class reporting and reconciliation, leading collateral optimization technology, and allocation processing across multiple accounts on a single multi-market and multi-asset platform.
Learn more at https://www.bofaml.com/content/boaml/en_us/home.html
Credit Suisse AG is one of the world’s leading financial services providers and is part of the Credit Suisse group of companies (referred to here as ‘Credit Suisse’). Our strategy builds on Credit Suisse’s core strengths: its position as a leading wealth manager, its specialist investment banking capabilities and its strong presence in our home market of Switzerland. We seek to follow a balanced approach to wealth management, aiming to capitalize on both the large pool of wealth within mature markets as well as the significant growth in wealth in Asia Pacific and other emerging markets, while also serving key developed markets with an emphasis on Switzerland. Credit Suisse employs approximately 48,800 people. The registered shares (CSGN) of Credit Suisse AG’s parent company, Credit Suisse Group AG, are listed in Switzerland and, in the form of American Depositary Shares (CS), in New York. Further information about Credit Suisse can be found at www.credit-suisse.com.
With more than 100 of our 350 attorneys dedicated to serving fund and investor clients, our Investment Management Group is a leader in the United States, distinguished for our client service.
Our global clients include investment funds and advisers, emerging managers, some of the largest and best known asset managers with AUM in the tens of billions and a range of structures and strategies.
Our core services include:
-Fund Formation and Structuring
-Regulatory and Compliance
-Derivatives and Structured Products
-Private Equity, M&A, Debt Financing
-Securities and Capital Markets Litigation
-Tax, T&E, ERISA, Employment, IP, Insurance
Learn more at https://www.lowenstein.com/.
At Morgan Lewis, we partner with clients to understand their needs and craft powerful solutions for them. Our team encompasses more than 2,200 legal professionals, including lawyers, patent agents, employee benefits advisers, regulatory scientists, and other specialists, working together across 31 offices in North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. We provide comprehensive corporate, regulatory, transactional, litigation, restructuring, employment and benefits, and intellectual property services in all major industries, helping clients address and anticipate challenges across vast and rapidly changing landscapes.
Learn more at https://www.morganlewis.com/.
Proskauer’s Funds Practice
Proskauer’s Funds Practice is globally renowned and comprises 160+ lawyers worldwide. Proskauer has broad experience in advising private fund managers in the pursuit of all types of investment strategies including hedge fund strategies, credit, private equity, growth equity/venture capital, real estate and infrastructure in the formation of U.S. and non-U.S. investment funds, funds-of-funds and managed account platforms. The Firm advises on a variety of matters, including fund structuring and formation, seed investments, management company matters, investment adviser registration and compliance, portfolio management, regulatory examinations, litigation and complex restructurings, secondary transactions and other corporate transactions. The Firm also represents institutional and individual investors in connection with their investments in private funds.
Learn more at https://www.proskauer.com/practices/hedge-funds.
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP (SRZ) is a full-service law firm with offices in New York, Washington, DC and London. A pioneer in the alternative investment management industry, SRZ has been advising private investment funds for more than 50 years. SRZ has across-the-board expertise in all strategies, including credit and direct lending funds, hedge, private equity, CLOs, specialty finance, long/short equity, global macro, activist, blockchain technology, digital assets, litigation finance, LBO, distressed, real estate and venture, among others. SRZ has the largest and most comprehensive regulatory and compliance practice in the asset management space. The lawyers advise managers on running their businesses consistent with applicable laws, regulations and legal requirements, in addition to counseling on SEC registration, examination and enforcement matters.
Learn more at https://www.srz.com/.
With a practice highly attuned to the ever-changing international legal landscape, Sidley has built a reputation for being a powerful legal adviser for global businesses. With more than 2,000 lawyers across 20 offices worldwide, Sidley maintains a commitment to providing quality legal services and to offering advice in litigation, transactional and regulatory matters spanning virtually every area of law. Our highly regarded broad transactional practice disciplines include capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, structured finance and securitization, intellectual property, funds and other pooled investments, restructuring, bank and commercial lending, public finance, real estate, tax and employee benefits, as well as trusts and estates. Sidley’s extensive litigation experience includes general and commercial litigation, regulatory and financial litigation, antitrust, white collar criminal defense, food and drug, healthcare, patent and other intellectual property litigation, product liability and mass tort litigation, international commercial arbitration and dispute resolution, and international trade law. Our offices are found in Beijing, Boston, Brussels, Century City, Chicago, Dallas, Geneva, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
Learn more at https://www.sidley.com/en/us/.
Headquartered in New York, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP (sullcrom.com) provides the highest-quality legal advice and representation to clients around the world. The results the firm achieves have set it apart for more than 135 years and have become a model for the modern practice of law. Today, S&C is a leader in each of its core practice areas and geographic markets. S&C’s success is the result of the quality of its lawyers: the most broadly and deeply trained collection of lawyers in the world.
S&C is the leading global law firm on M&A, finance and capital raising, complex regulatory issues, corporate governance, legislative developments, significant litigation and enforcement matters, corporate investigations and tax matters affecting financial institutions. Its expertise extends to clients in the alternative investment management, investment management, banking, payments, broker-dealer, commodities, futures and derivatives, insurance and consumer finance sectors. The firm provides clients with the experience, knowledge, dedication and service needed to ensure their strategic business objectives.
Learn more at https://www.sullcrom.com/.
ACA Group (“ACA”) is the leading governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) advisor in financial services. We empower our clients to reimagine GRC and protect and grow their business. Our innovative approach integrates consulting, managed services, and our ComplianceAlpha® technology platform with the specialized expertise of former regulators and practitioners and our deep understanding of the global regulatory landscape.
Learn more at www.acaglobal.com
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is one of the world’s largest law firms. A frequent recipient of industry recognition for its strength in litigation and high-stakes appellate work, its leadership in groundbreaking transactions and its depth in public policy, Akin Gump provides a comprehensive suite of services for global companies and local individuals. Our team of litigators, dealmakers, and policy lawyers and advisors collaborate with a single goal: the success of our clients.
Learn more at https://www.akingump.com/en/.
The Legislative & Public policy group operates at the intersection of public policy and law, helping clients find solutions involving the federal government. We represent some of the world’s most recognizable companies, associations, and organizations and focus on healthcare/life sciences, financial services, energy, trade, technology, among others. Our team helps clients address multifaceted legal and policy problems from a variety of perspectives, leading to better and more comprehensive solutions. We are the largest law-firm based lobbying practice where a majority of lobbyists are women, and our team includes four of the youngest lobbyists on The Hill‘s top “Hired Guns” lists.
Learn more at www.arnoldporter.com.
Davis Polk is an elite global law firm with world-class practices across the board. Our leading Investment Management Group has in-depth experience advising some of the largest and most innovative hedge fund managers from around the world on the formation, operation and regulation of private and public funds. We are consistently at the forefront in creating innovative fund structures, and our highly experienced regulatory practice uses its strong ties with regulators to address managers’ most difficult regulatory challenges.
Learn more at www.davispolk.com.
Friedman Kaplan is a boutique law firm headquartered in New York City. Founded in 1986, the firm has built a reputation for excellence in complex, cutting-edge and high-stakes litigation, as well as in transactions, employment matters and white-collar criminal defense matters.
The firm advises investment funds and service providers in a wide variety of litigation, regulatory, investigatory and transactional matters. It also advises and provides training to hedge funds on various legal and compliance issues.
Friedman Kaplan’s LIBOR Transition Task Force is helping clients prepare for the expected cessation of LIBOR, including bringing or defending against transition-related claims, where necessary.
Learn more at https://www.fklaw.com/.
Macroeconomic pressures, an increased compliance burden, emerging technology and continued regulatory uncertainty are transforming the asset management industry. For firms, advisers and fund managers that can innovate to adapt to the new industry structure and meet regulator and investor expectations, there are promising opportunities — but also a new set of risks.
At Grant Thornton, we help dynamic organizations like yours navigate the complexities of today’s business landscape and make the most of technology, ensuring that you can respond to ever-changing regulations and investor demands. We go beyond the traditional compliance and reporting aspects of audit and tax, providing services that offer real value. We offer:
- Universal acceptance by Wall Street.
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Katten is a full-service law firm with nearly 700 attorneys in locations across the United States and in London and Shanghai. Clients seeking sophisticated, high-value legal services turn to Katten for counsel locally, nationally and internationally. The firm’s core areas of practice include corporate, financial markets and funds, insolvency and restructuring, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, structured finance and securitization, transactional tax planning, private credit and private wealth. Katten represents public and private companies in numerous industries, as well as a number of government and nonprofit organizations and individuals. For more information, visit katten.com.
Kramer Levin provides proactive, creative and pragmatic solutions that address today’s most challenging legal issues. The firm is headquartered in New York with offices in Silicon Valley and Paris and fosters a strong culture of involvement in public and community service. Our Derivatives and Structured Products group advises investment funds and their managers, investment banks, commodity brokers and traders, and other market participants on the full range of derivatives products, transactions and regulatory matters. Our Employment lawyers provide practical and proactive counsel to employers, helping them make decisions and take action to minimize their risk of litigation, promote their workplace culture and values, and achieve their specific business objectives.
Learn more at https://www.kramerlevin.com.
Seward & Kissel is home to one of the country’s largest investment management practices and has been recognized for its representation of both large, institutional investment funds, as well as emerging managers across all strategies and asset classes. We draw on our extensive experience and industry contacts to help our clients achieve practical business solutions within a complex legal and regulatory framework.
The Firm is particularly active in advising clients with respect to numerous types of investment opportunities, including: private equity, private debt and other business transactions; structured finance deals; distressed debt transactions; and activist investor plays. We provide our clients with full service guidance on tax, ERISA, litigation, employment, trademark, bankruptcy, trusts & estates, corporate finance, capital markets, derivatives, commodities, business transactions and real estate matters. The Firm’s attorneys have significant regulatory and government investigation, enforcement and litigation experience and offer solutions to examinations and matters before the SEC, FINRA, Department of Justice and state regulators.
Learn more at https://www.sewkis.com/.
WilmerHale is a leading, full-service international law firm with 1,000 lawyers located throughout 13 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Investment advisers, fund sponsors, registered investment companies and their directors turn to us for advice on their most sensitive and complex regulatory, structuring, litigation, enforcement and transactional challenges. Drawing on our extensive, hands-on regulatory and in-house experience, we advise clients on the full range of legal, regulatory and compliance issues affecting the investment management industry. We have helped advisers, funds and directors navigate matters relating to nuanced regulatory issues; product development and new fund launches; director and adviser fiduciary duties; fund operations; fund distribution, including intermediary relationships and share class structure; compliance programs; fund adoptions and restructurings; and mergers and sales of funds and their advisers, among many other issues. Our team also has extensive experience representing funds and advisers in enforcement and litigation matters with the SEC, CFTC and other regulators.
Learn more at https://www.wilmerhale.com/en.
SecuritiesTracker: The Most Comprehensive Solution Available for Shareholder Litigation Analysis and Claims Filing
First introduced in 2003, the SecuritiesTracker platform has evolved into the most advanced and comprehensive global portfolio monitoring and claims filing service available to institutional investors. Competitive service offerings are limited in what they are capable of or permitted to provide because they are not law firms. In contrast, SecuritiesTracker–which is backed and supported by the vast resources of one of the largest and most successful law firms that specializes in shareholder litigation–provides the legal analysis and recommendations on how to proceed with global opt-in and opt-out litigation that other claims filing services cannot.
SecuritiesTracker actively guides and assists institutional investors with the identification, evaluation, analysis, management, and monetization of all shareholder claims and actions filed in every jurisdiction around the world. All alerts, reports, memos, guidance and filings generated by SecuritiesTracker are the product of many years’ experience, expertise and relationships of a law firm that prosecutes shareholder actions globally. Because it is the most comprehensive and cost-competitive platform available, which taps into its own in-house analysts, investigators and litigators to provide detailed legal analyses and recommendations for how best to maximize recoveries for clients, institutional investors everywhere–including mutual fund managers, asset managers, hedge funds, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, and insurance companies–are switching to SecuritiesTracker to monitor and manage all of their shareholder litigation needs at a fraction of the cost of other providers. Institutional investors with over $8 trillion in AUM have come to rely on the SecuritiesTracker platform to fulfill all of their fiduciary obligations related to protecting assets.
Learn more at https://www.securitiestracker.com/
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