Schulte Partner Stephanie Breslow Addresses Gates, Side Pockets, Secondaries, Co-Investments, Redemption Suspensions, Funds of One and Fiduciary Duty (Part Two of Two)

This is the second article in a two-part series covering a presentation by Stephanie R. Breslow at the Practising Law Institute’s annual hedge fund management program.  Breslow is a partner at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, co-head of its Investment Management Group and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.  This article summarizes Breslow’s insights on: (1) compliance challenges for hedge fund managers with respect to the secondary market in hedge fund shares; (2) benefits of investor-level as opposed to fund-level gates; (3) managers’ increasing use of co-investment vehicles rather than side pockets; (4) updating fund provisions regarding calculating NAV after suspension of redemptions; (5) the benefits and drawbacks of funds of one; and (6) fiduciary considerations in the increasingly cautious and institutional current hedge fund industry environment.  The first article in this series discussed Breslow’s comments on gates, side pockets, synthetic side pockets and in-kind distributions, and how those tools evolved both before and during the credit crisis.  For coverage of Breslow’s presentations at PLI hedge fund management programs in prior years, see “Schulte Partner Stephanie Breslow Discusses Tools for Managing Hedge Fund Crises Caused by Liquidity Problems, Poor Performance or Regulatory Issues,” Hedge Fund Law Report, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Jan. 9, 2014); “Schulte Partner Stephanie Breslow Discusses Hedge Fund Liquidity Management Tools in Practising Law Institute Seminar,” Hedge Fund Law Report, Vol. 5, No. 43 (Nov. 15, 2012).

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