New investment advisers are typically focused on creating marketable investment programs and raising capital. Legal matters are often delegated to outside counsel and the adviser’s investment in operations, staffing and compliance is often kept at a minimum to start. While this strategy may make sense on a budgetary level, new advisers need to devote some attention to inevitable operational issues in order to minimize their cost and disruption. At the top of this list is the issue of trade errors.[Read more…]
About Patricia Alcamo
Patti Alcamo advises hedge and private equity fund managers on the structuring of investment offerings, compliance with securities regulation and the wide variety of business and legal issues facing managers. Patti’s experience includes negotiating and structuring joint ventures, separately managed accounts, “funds-of-one”, feeder and SPV structures, and other investments and relationships with strategic partners. Patti also has experience drafting and implementing compliance policies, procedures and trainings for investment advisers, as well as representing managers in audits by the SEC, other regulators and self-regulatory organizations. Having spent many years in-house at institutional asset managers in New York, including as General Counsel, Patti understands the business concerns of managers and investors in the context of today’s legal landscape. Patti’s experience lends itself to serving clients in different capacities, whether facilitating a standard master-feeder fund launch, creating a customized business product, or serving in an “outside” General Counsel role.