In addition to the regulatory, tax and legal issues we help you navigate, we also advise hedge fund sponsors regarding the appropriate vehicles for their funds, including fund-of-funds and master-feeder structures. We also work with commodity trading advisers to negotiate and prepare advisory contracts. And we represent trading firms with respect to matters including proper licensing and the negotiation and preparation of trading agreements.
Our hedge funds, commodity pools, and trading firms expertise includes:
- Planning and structuring (including carry terms, management fees, and clawbacks)
- Organizational documentation
- Offering documentation (including private placement memoranda, subscription agreements, and other offering materials)
- Administration and regulatory compliance (including with respect to the Investment Advisers Act, the Investment Company Act, regulatory authorities such as the SEC and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the rules of self-regulatory bodies such as FINRA and the NFA, and state securities laws)
- Tax planning
We also assist investors to assess, negotiate, and document investments in hedge funds, commodity pools, and trading firms. We counsel investors on market trends and have developed methods for efficiently analyzing potential investment opportunities.