March 31, 2011

Current Issues in Registered Alternative Funds

Philadelphia partner Josh Deringer and Chicago partner David Matteson co-authored an article for the Investment Lawyer on the substantial growth in registered alternative products seen over the last few years.  Market events; investor pressure for products with greater regulatory oversight and liquidity; portfolio diversification benefits of adding alternative investments; and a demand for mutual funds offering strategies not available through exchange traded funds, or ETFs have all contributed to this growth.

Josh and David, both members of the Investment Management Practice Group, focus their discussion on two types of registered alternative products: registered fund of funds and alternative strategy mutual funds.  They also discusses some of the regulatory, operational and compliance issues surrounding these products, including recent rulemaking proposals by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

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