Investors seek out various vehicles to make their money grow. Many invest in the vast array of mutual funds and hedge funds. Enterprising money managers are always looking for ways to capture assets and manage them for their clients. Our lawyers have formed both mutual funds and hedge funds for clients and and have represented registered investment advisors. Not only have we represented funds that invest in more traditional corporate stock, but we have also represented hedge funds that target alternative investments like stock options. The regulatory aspect governing such funds is extensive both on the federal and state levels. We are familiar not only with the ‘33 and ‘34 Acts, but also with the ‘40 Act and the Investment Advisors Act as well as reporting requirements thereunder and with both federal and state securities laws regulating hedge funds. In addition, our lawyers have served on the boards of trustees of mutual funds and the boards of advisors of registered investment advisors to hedge funds.
If you need assistance starting or operating a hedge fund or mutual fund, we can guide you through the regulatory process, prepare your offering documents, and counsel you in your dealings with clearing houses, custodians, accountants, and distribution channels.