Former AQR Counsel Discusses Regulatory Initial Margin Requirements

Lowenstein Sandler recently announced that Boris Liberman has joined the firm as a partner in the investment management group. Previously, Liberman served as senior counsel for 12 years at AQR Capital Management LLC. From his years in-house at that global investment management firm, as well as his time in private practice representing funds and private equity clients, Liberman gained specialized knowledge of relevant rules and regulations impacting trading documentation globally. The Hedge Fund Law Report recently spoke to Liberman in connection with his move. In this article, Liberman discusses his new position, his experience at AQR, the upcoming deadlines for the regulatory initial margin requirements and steps impacted fund managers should take now to comply. For insights from another Lowenstein partner, see our three-part series on encryption for fund managers: “Basics of Its Use and Challenges for Implementation” (Feb. 27, 2020); “Legal and Regulatory Framework” (Mar. 5, 2020); and “Policies and Procedures; Role of Legal and Compliance; and Third Parties” (Mar. 12, 2020).

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