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An Introduction to the Definitive Source of Actionable Intelligence on Hedge Fund Law and Regulation
The Hedge Fund Law Report is the definitive source of actionable intelligence on hedge fund law and regulation. Each week, the Report brings you incisive analysis of key developments on topics including rulemaking, compliance, case law, regulation, enforcement, taxation, derivatives, marketing, best practices and more. Proprietary content is created by a team with backgrounds in hedge fund law, compliance, accounting and operations, financial journalism, regulation and academia. Content is presented accurately and efficiently in analytic articles and summary charts. We also publish articles contributed by leading lawyers, compliance professionals, regulators and thought leaders in relevant fields. In addition, our team routinely talks to key industry decision makers, policy makers and practitioners, and from that grass-roots research creates original features that are not available anywhere else.
Our goal is to enhance the scope, relevance and quality of information available to you when you make decisions that directly affect the profit and loss of your organization.
We work relentlessly in pursuit of that goal in the conviction that better information of the kind we provide can add value in three related ways:
- Complement your culture of compliance.
- Increase your revenues.
- Reduce your costs.
For hedge fund advisers, law, compliance and operations are no longer mere cost centers. Rather, a strong law department or law firm relationships, well-functioning operations and a pervasive and demonstrable culture of compliance are prerequisites for dealing with the top institutional investors, regulators, prime brokers, counterparties and creditors. In short, for hedge funds and their advisers, best practices in law, compliance and ops are a business imperative.
But how do the relevant decision makers identify best practices and monitor changes in relevant law and regulation? That's where the Hedge Fund Law Report comes in. By bringing you the content described above, we give you the tools you need to create and revise your practices, policies and procedures so that they reflect the best available intelligence. We'll tell you, for example, what regulators are likely to look for during an examination, or what a pension fund is likely to expect during due diligence; and we'll describe the substance of proposed and final rules, cases, enforcement actions, speeches, industry reports and other materials that bear directly on your business.
Infrastructure supported by best practices leads to more assets which leads to more revenues and at the same time reduces the costs of regulatory scrutiny and sanctions. That's our view of the marketplace, and that's why we're in the business of better information and analysis.
We exist for one reason - to add value to you and your organization. Accordingly, we actively solicit and always welcome feedback on any aspect of the HFLR - content, presentation or anything else. We look forward to hearing from you at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Robin L. Barton
As Senior Reporter, Robin covers hedge fund law, as well as related governance, compliance and risk issues. She writes articles of various types based on research and extensive interviews of industry experts, such as law and accounting firm partners; hedge fund manager leaders, including GCs, CCOs, COOs, CFOs and others; prime broker and administrator executives; and institutional investor decision-makers.
Robin has more than 15 years of editorial and reporting experience, writing about compliance issues in a variety of industries and legal contexts. She also worked for eight years as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
Robin has a law degree from New York University School of Law, where she served as a teaching assistant for a legal research and writing course, and graduated from Purdue University with a BA in political science and a minor in English.
Kara brings nearly 15 years of hedge fund-related legal experience to her role as Senior Editor for the Hedge Fund Law Report. Kara uses this experience and her detailed understanding of the alternative investment management industry to identify and analyze the key legal, regulatory and compliance issues facing private fund managers. In her prior roles, Kara served as general counsel and chief compliance officer for alternative investment managers. Kara began her legal career as an associate in Schulte Roth & Zabel’s hedge fund practice. She received her J.D. from New York University School of Law in 2004 and graduated from Miami University with a bachelor of arts in 2000.
William V. de Cordova
William V. de Cordova is the Editor‑in‑Chief of the Hedge Fund Law Report. Bill oversees all editorial content, ensuring that the HFLR continues to present incisive analysis of fund regulation, compliance, best practices, enforcement, taxation, derivatives, marketing and more. Bill manages a team with strong backgrounds in private funds law, compliance and operations, and he collaborates with leading lawyers, compliance professionals, regulators and other thought leaders.
Bill joined the HFLR from Investcorp, where he served as general counsel of Investcorp’s New York-based hedge funds line of business. During his seven-year tenure, he oversaw all in‑house legal matters relating to Investcorp’s funds of hedge funds, single manager platform and special opportunities portfolios.
Prior to joining Investcorp, Bill practiced law as a senior associate in the investment management practices of Arnold & Porter LLP and Dorsey & Whitney LLP, representing hedge funds, private equity funds, registered investment advisers, commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisors and broker-dealers.
Bill received his bachelor’s degree in history cum laude from Princeton University and his JD from the Georgetown University School of Law.
Shaw is an Associate Editor for the Hedge Fund Law Report. He joined the HFLR from Willkie Farr & Gallagher, where he was an associate in the asset management group. He represented registered funds and private funds, assisting them with their regulatory filings, organizational and offering documents and compliance with applicable securities laws. Shaw has a bachelor’s degree with a double major in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Washington, and received his J.D. from Columbia Law School. He graduated UW cum laude and CLS as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.
As Deputy Head of Sales, Max is responsible for business development and commercial efforts for Acuris Compliance products including the Hedge Fund Law Report, Anti-Corruption Report and Cybersecurity Law Report.
Max has extensive experience speaking with subscribers and sources to understand the unique challenges facing corporate legal and compliance officers as well as their advisors. Leveraging these conversations, he works with the editorial team to deliver the most substantive database of proprietary analysis to Acuris subscribers.
His background is in business to business solution selling.
He has a bachelor’s degree with a double major in Marketing and Management from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.
As the Law Report Group’s Business Development Associate, James wears many hats: managing relationships with ACR, CSLR and HFLR subscribers; heading the Group’s webinar initiatives; and working with each of our product teams to ensure the ACR, CSLR and HFLR are running as well-oiled machines.
James joined Acuris in the summer of 2017 after graduating from Washington University in St. Louis with a BSBA degree. He majored in both marketing and entrepreneurship and minored in psychology.
James has experience working in the Investor Relations and Marketing Department of a large New York-based hedge fund manager and has developed cross-departmental skills working in the front office of a consumer products and manufacturing company as well.
Rorie A. Norton
Rorie is an Editor for the Hedge Fund Law Report who uses his legal background and experience in the private funds industry to help private fund managers mitigate their operational risks and navigate an evolving compliance landscape. He began his legal career as an associate at Ropes & Gray representing private equity funds, both on the debt financing and equity sides, in portfolio company acquisitions. Prior to joining the HFLR, Rorie was an associate attorney at Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen where he advised hedge fund managers on structuring, launching, offering and administering fund vehicles.
Rorie received his bachelor’s degree with a double major in political science and international studies from the University of Richmond, and his J.D. from the Fordham University School of Law. He graduated magna cum laude from each institution.
Vincent D. Pitaro
Vincent has been a Legal Analyst for the Hedge Fund Law Report since early 2009. He covers legal and regulatory developments, compliance issues, enforcement proceedings and private litigation.
Vincent attended Georgetown University, where he majored in economics, and Harvard Law School. After law school, he gained experience in venture capital, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, secured lending and trade regulation at the firm of Reboul, MacMurray, Hewitt, Maynard & Kristol, which later merged with Ropes & Gray. He also has significant independent private practice experience, concentrating in the areas of real estate; general business counseling; estate planning; and trust and estate administration.
As Copy Editor of the Law Report Group, Kate copy edits and proofreads all the content in the Hedge Fund Law Report, the Cybersecurity Law Report and the Anti-Corruption Report.
Kate has a background in journalism, and was formerly the Senior Copy Editor and Director of an English-language news site in Cairo, Egypt, from 2013-2016. Prior to that, she reported on the United Nations headquarters in New York City for a major Japanese daily newspaper.
She is fluent in French, Arabic and Japanese.
Rory leads the Law Report Group products as Managing Director. Through consistent engagement with industry leaders and his talented team, the Anti-Corruption Report, Cybersecurity Law Report and Hedge Fund Law Report are regarded as some of the most authoritative information resources in their respective fields. Rory's responsibilities also include commercial oversight in the Americas of sister products Acuris Risk Intelligence and Wealthmonitor.
Rory has over a decade of experience with Acuris holding senior sales positions, leading new product launches and the acquisition of the Law Report Group in 2014. Prior to joining Acuris, Rory was a VP at Acupay/Bondholder Communications Group and the commercial head of a technology firm. He holds a B.A. in English from Fordham University.