Jun 28, 2018

How Fund Managers Should Respond to Recent Trends & Developments in Employment Law

Robin L. Barton, Senior Reporter at the Hedge Fund Law Report, hosted a one-on-one discussion with Richard J. Rabin, partner at Akin Gump and head of the New York office’s labor and employment group. In addition to discussing current trends and developments in employment law, the program tackled various pressing employment topics, such as sexual harassment in the workplace, including the #MeToo movement and associated legislation; pay equity and related lawsuits in the private funds industry; developments in arbitration and what they mean for fund managers; the Trump NLRB and its implications for the private funds industry; bans on requesting salary history information; and family-, sick- and safe-leave requirements. CLE credit is available in NY, NJ, CA and TX.

    May 22, 2018

An Introduction to Fund Finance Structures

In this webinar, the panelists discussed the main features of the key financing options available to private funds, including prime brokerage financing; structured repurchase agreements; special purpose vehicle financing; total return swap financing; and subscription credit facilities, as well as recent developments in the fund finance market. The webinar was moderated by Kara Bingham, Senior Editor of the Hedge Fund Law Report, and featured Jeff Johnston, managing director at Wells Fargo Securities, LLC; Fabien Carruzzo, partner at Kramer Levin; and Matthew K. Kerfoot, partner at Dechert.

    Apr 11, 2018

Cryptocurrency and Private Funds: What Investors and Managers Need to Know About Emerging Regulatory Trends

Blockchain technology and the related cryptocurrency asset class are rapidly evolving and present traps for unwary fund managers. In this presentation, the Hedge Fund Law Report examined regulatory developments affecting cryptocurrencies; scrutiny of initial coin offerings (ICOs); the recent SEC examination sweep of firms that trade cryptocurrencies; and custody and other compliance issues faced by advisers who hold digital currencies.