Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1985
magna cum laude
Emerging Alpha Strategies
November 19, 2013
Different alternative investment managers spoke about market opportunities and investment themes.
Current Environment for Emerging Fund Managers: Operational, Compliance and Capital Raising Issues for 2013
May 21, 2013
Emerging Managers face many hurdles in seeking a successful fund launch and long-term success. The panelists focused on what it takes to attract early stage capital, build infrastructure and develop sound operational and risk controls. Topics included:
-Current environment for seed capital investing
-Development of acceleration capital platforms and relationship with cap intro services
-Sound financial controls and reporting practices for fund managers
-Developing institutional quality infrastructure
-Current SEC and CFTC regulatory initiatives and hot button compliance areas
Hedge Fund Cares: The Current State of Outsourcing
April 9, 2013
Avalon Lake Partners, Herrick & KPMG held a special session of Hedge Funds Care: Cocktails & Commentary. The event included a brief panel that provided an overview of outsourcing services available in the marketplace and the overall effect in the industry.
-Trend-spotting: Traditional v non-traditional services to be outsourced
-The buck stops here: Investor acceptance of the outsourced model
-Finding the appropriate partner: Key considerations when selecting a provider
2013 Family Office Trends
February 21, 2013
Herrick co-hosted a seminar with Ivy Plus on 2013 Family Office Trends. This event is oriented towards persons in the Family Office industry working primarily for single family offices, ultra high net worth individuals as well as multi-family offices. Throughout the day, leading experts on the subject matter reviewed trends in family offices. This event was for people who presently run or are considering launching a Family Office.
Ivy-Plus Fund Business Development Event
December 5, 2012
Herrick hosted a fund business development review session. This event was oriented towards persons with Hedge funds or in Private Equity that are looking to raise capital and improve their business development process. We spent four hours reviewing documentation, approach, regulation, etc. This event was for people who presently run or are considering launching a Hedge Fund, Private Equity Fund or Real Estate Fund.
State of the U.S. Residential Mortgage Market
July 12, 2012 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Herrick, Feinstein LLP, and Cerberus Capital Management, LP hosted a private event addressing the state of the residential mortgage market and current opportunities. Attendees gained insights into prevailing economic and market issues affecting the mortgage investment landscape.
Hedge Fund Association Emerging Manager Perspectives Symposium
April 26, 2012 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
There was an informative panel of experienced investors, incubators, and marketers who will discuss what is required for success. These experts offered their perspectives on building an operational and risk management infrastructure, effective marketing and investor relations strategies, dealing with seed and early stage investors, due diligence expectations, and more.
Family Office Outlook 2012 Agenda
April 19, 2012 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
On Thursday April 19th Herrick and Ivy Plus hosted a seminar on Trends in Family Offices. This event was oriented towards persons in the Family Office industry working primarily for single family offices, Ultra High Net Worth Individuals as well as multi-family offices.
January 31, 2012 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Launching a fund has many challenges. In order to gain some credibility and critical mass, what choices are available to managers looking for Strategic Capital? Would it be more advantageous, easier and ultimately more lucrative to join a platform? Is Seed Capital appropriate? Does it empower a manager or just create a future burden which can affect long term performance. What are the Managed Account Options?
Hedge Connection's Meet the Manager
December 13, 2011 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Herrick, Feinstein LLP in association with Stonegate Capital Partners and Garwood Global Prime Services hosted Hedge Connection’s Meet the Manager, an afternoon of investor networking. A select group of managers presented, pitched, and built relationships with a group of qualified investors, including Family Offices, Fund of Funds, Advisors, Consultants and Wealth Managers.
Industry Perspectives: Entering the New Hedge Fund Era
July 27, 2011 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP, Linedata, Abacus Group and ISIS Fund Services
As both private and institutional investors kick the proverbial tires at hedge funds, being investor-ready is more important than ever. The checklist of attributes a hedge fund must have, such as a chief risk officer, appropriate operational infrastructure and risk management, and a demonstrable investment process, comes at a cost of both time and money. Our panel of experts explored what is paramount for your checklist and how you can achieve the right balance in order and meet investor and regulatory demands, while remaining focused on delivering investment results.
Finding Effective Ways to Market Your Fund
April 6, 2011 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and BTIG
Our panel of professionals in the hedge fund world discussed how to effectively raise the profile of funds and how to understand and comply with the legal restrictions on fund marketing.
Hedge Fund In-House Insider Trading Presentation
March 29, 2011
Irwin Latner and Steven Feldman gave an in-house Insider Trading Presentation to a hedge fund client’s trading group. We updated the client on recent developments in the Insider Trading law, and key issues about which industry professionals need to be cognizant to avoid regulatory and law enforcement scrutiny.
How to Launch a Hedge Fund Conference
March 10, 2011 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP, Concept Capital Holdings, LLC, EisnerAmper LLP and Admiral Administration
This conference proved to be a valuable resource for industry professionals to discuss "How to Launch a Hedge Fund" in the current environment. We discussed an array of important topics including fund formation, regulatory, audit and tax, fund administration, prime brokerage and capital raising.
Capital Raising Environment for Emerging Managers
January 11, 2011 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and BTIG
We hosted a panel discussion that highlighted current trends and perspectives on capital raising for startup and emerging hedge fund managers, including current views of investors on best practices for structuring, compliance and marketing techniques to help maximize capital raising during this critical period of their lifecycle.
Hedge Fund Formation 101
May 26, 2010 -- Infovest
Irwin Latner spoke at an infovest seminar entitled "Hedge Fund Formation 101" at the Cornell Club.
Tips for Successfully Launching a Hedge Fund
May 25, 2010 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP, Eze Castle Integration, Gemini Fund Services, LLC and Merlin Securities
There are several key criteria firms should consider when launching a fund - everything from real estate and operational infrastructure to regulations, administration, and technology. This event was designed to ensure that your hedge fund starts out on the right foot.
Fund Manager Capital Raise and Compliance
March 23, 2010 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and IVY Plus
Herrick, in conjunction with IVY Plus, hosted a marketing training and "cram" session for startup and emerging funds.
Operational, Regulatory, and Economic Challenges Facing Hedge Funds in 2010
December 1, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP, Celadon Financial Group LLC and Eze Castle Integration
New forces are challenging the hedge fund industry and driving managers to rethink their operational and business practices, in addition to adapting to the fast paced global economic environment. Public opinion, regulation, competitive threats, transparency and world economies are challenging hedge fund managers daily. How does today’s fund prepare itself for what lies ahead in 2010? Our panel of experts helped attendees prepare through a discussion of the operational, regulatory and economic factors affecting the hedge fund industry and the steps funds can take to identify new areas of risk management and better position themselves to succeed.
Valuation and Legal Issues of Distressed Assets
September 30, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and Kinetic Partners
Herrick co-sponsored Kinetic Partners' sixth quarterly operational risk breakfast club discussion on the Valuation and Legal Issues of Distressed Assets.
The Perils of Investment Management in Perilous Times
February 10, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
A distinguished panel of litigators and regulatory lawyers explored the ramifications of the current crisis in the financial markets for hedge fund managers and other investment fiduciaries.
Launching a Hedge Fund
February 7, 2008 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and HedgeCap
Herrick co-sponsored, with HedgeCap, a conference entitled "Launching a Hedge Fund," held at the Princeton Club.
Hedge Fund Regulation and Compliance Conference
June 21, 2007 -- Financial Research Associates
Irwin Latner spoke on this panel which addressed hedge fund registration versus de-registration: implications, complications and requirements.
Indemnification Breakfast Seminar
May 10, 2007 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP, Jamison Group, and Sloan Securities
Herrick co-hosted a breakfast seminar with Jamison Group and Sloan Securities on hedge fund indemnification agreements. Panelists included Dan Etna, Irwin Latner and representatives from Jamison Group and AIG.
Life Insurance Premium Financing
March 15, 2007 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Herrick sponsored a breakfast seminar on Life Insurance Premium Financing and Life Settlement Market Discussion of Current Issues and Developments. Elliott Kroll spoke and Irwin Latner moderated this event.