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PLI's Understanding Financial Products 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - Thursday, January 25, 2018

09:00 AM EDT - 5:00 PM EDT

New York, NY

1177 Avenue of the Americas

New York

The explosion of new financial products over the past decade, the implosion of the credit markets and the resulting significant new regulatory requirements underline the importance of a basic understanding of financial products. While these instruments have been invaluable investment tools, with enormous potential for product manufacturers and investors, they also create potentially significant legal risks and challenges for their promoters, users, legal counsel and regulators. This seminar is designed as a hands-on learning tool to explain the fundamentals that you need to know when dealing with the more common financial investment products in the marketplace today.  

What You Will Learn

• Learn how mutual funds and other investment companies are structured and distributed• Explore how hedge funds and other private funds are structured and operated following the controversial JOBS Act and in light of government enforcement agencies’ efforts surrounding them• Evaluate universal life insurance, variable insurance products, guarantees and life settlements• Discuss flow-through entities, including REITS, BDCs and similar vehicles• Consider the mortgage market since the financial crisis, including the roles of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the FHA, and the emergence of covered bonds as a financial product• Gain insight into the use of derivatives — swaps, collars, options, futures and forwards to hedge portfolio positions

Tram Nguyen, Paul Hastings Partner, Corporate Department, will speak at the following program:

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 2:45 pmHedge Funds and Other Private Funds

  • The establishment and operation of hedge funds

  • New structures

  • Private Equity, Venture Capital and Secondary Funds

  • Regulation of private funds – adviser registration and reporting after Dodd-Frank

  • How the products compete with mutual funds; registered hedge fund-of-funds

  • SEC examination and enforcement focus

  • FINRA considerations re: broker-dealer sales of private funds; hedge fund marketing

  • JOBS Act implications

To register, visit PLI's website.

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