Investment Management

Highly competitive product landscapes, increased price compression, market volatility, regulatory pressures, performance challenges and the rapid rise of technology continue to present new challenges for the industry. Our investment management lawyers work closely with clients to attack today’s challenges, helping them anticipate risk and capitalize on new opportunities.

Our Investment Management team has established itself as a leading firm for credit, hedge, and regulated funds in the creation, structuring and management of funds across asset classes. The size and breadth of our practice means we can stay ahead of the curve in an ever-changing investment and regulatory environment – and can provide current and nuanced advice and deliver tailored results for our clients.

Our leadership in the industry is highlighted by the fact that we are the only law firm with all Investment Management partners ranked nationally by Chambers USA.

Client Successes

Whether an emerging manager or a firm with billions of dollars in assets under management, our commitment to excellence means our clients receive superior client service, creative problem-solving, and a collaborative partnership with one of the most sophisticated investment management practices.

  • Advised Oaktree Capital as adviser in partnership with Brookfield as administrator in the launch of their Interval Fund.

  • Advised Kayne Anderson Capital and Kayne Anderson Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc. in the acquisition of Fiduciary/Claymore Energy Infrastructure Fund.

  • Advised Brookfield Public Securities Group on all aspects of their open end and closed end fund complex.

  • Advised Gabelli in the launch of three new ETFs under its umbrella, Gabelli ActiveShares, its first non-transparent ETF structure.

  • Advised TCW Group in launching two business development companies with approximately $700 million in capital commitments thus far.

  • Advised Jeferries Credit Partners in the launch of a secured private loan origination fund.

  • Advised LongTail Alpha in the launch of a post-COVID fund for an institutional investor and subsequent negotiations.

  • Advised First Republic Investment Management in to virtually all aspects of its alternative investments platform, which includes the organization of close to 100 alternative investment funds.

  • Advised Camden Asset Management the organization of a several new single investor vehicles that collectively raised in excess of USD 500 million in assets.

A Full-Service Approach

  • We leverage our other key practice areas as needed to guide you on a range of issues starting with those fundamental issues arising under ERISA, the Investment Company Act, the Investment Advisers Act, and related federal and state securities laws. We know the markets and the regulatory climate in which our clients operate.

  • We also cover a full range of alternative asset classes. We form and review a multitude of funds each year – giving us unequalled insight into market terms and developments around the world.

  • We provide clients with full regulatory and compliance support, and represent financial services institutions, investment advisers, and broker dealers, as well as their senior principals and traders, before the SEC, DOJ, CFTC, FINRA, and the Federal Reserve.

  • Our lawyers have extensive experience advising on a wide variety of merger and acquisition, minority interest, seed capital, spin-out, joint venture and other transactions.

Industry Recognition

  • Recognized for Hedge Funds (Nationwide) - Chambers USA, 2023

  • Recognized for Registered Funds (Nationwide) - Chambers USA, 2023

  • Paul Hastings’ group has strong knowledge across a wide spectrum of matters, as well as strong leadership and depth.”

    Chambers USA, 2023
  • "Paul Hastings has a well-respected practice with a strong team of practitioners in the hedge fund space."

    Chambers USA, 2022
  • “[Paul Hastings] draws on its global presence to advise on restructurings, high-value launches and formations. Frequently sought to advise on the structuring of funds pursuing innovative and esoteric strategies.”

    Chambers USA, 2022

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