Robert Holton co-heads the Investment Management practice and has experience in a broad variety of corporate transactional, securities, and other matters. He focuses his practice on the formation of hedge funds, private equity funds, funds of funds, separately managed accounts, and other alternative investment vehicles, and related advice on regulatory and transactional matters.

Experience

  • Large hedge fund manager (more than $15 billion AUM) in the formation or establishment of more than 20 US and non-US hedge funds, funds of one, and managed accounts utilizing a variety of investment strategies.
  • Large hedge fund manager in the establishment of advisory and subadvisory relationships with several US-registered funds and UCITS III-compliant umbrella funds.
  • Large hedge fund manager in the formation of European distressed credit funds (more than $1.7 billion in aggregate commitments).
  • Leading multifamily office (more than $100 billion in assets under supervision) in the formation of various private equity, venture capital, and real estate funds of funds, and a hybrid real asset fund (more than $1.8 billion in aggregate commitments).
  • Multifamily and single family offices in the review and negotiation of investments in over 125 private equity, venture capital, and real estate funds and coinvestment vehicles.

  • Various US and non-US hedge and private equity fund managers in relation to registration with the SEC as investment advisers and filing as exempt reporting advisers.
  • Various hedge fund managers in relation to US and UK position reporting obligations.
  • Various hedge fund managers in the establishment of US and international distribution arrangements.
  • Leading private bank in the acquisition of a fund of hedge funds platform.
  • Leading private bank in the formation of feeder fund vehicles for wealth management clients.

Perspectives

House of Representatives Passes 'Financial CHOICE Act'
Advisory
Assessing CHOICE Act's PE Fund Deregistration Provision
Law360
House Financial Services Committee Approves Revised 'Financial CHOICE Act'
Advisory
The SEC's Evolving Scrutiny of Private Equity Firms: KKR Hit with an Unprecedented Enforcement Action for Broken Deal Expense Misallocation
Journal of Investment Compliance Vol 16: Issue 4
Getting Ready for FINRA's New Research Rules: New Requirements Go Into Effect February 2016
Arnold & Porter Advisory
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Recognition

The Legal 500 US
Investment Funds: Alternative/Hedge Fund Formation; International Mergers & Acquisitions (2007)

Credentials

Education
  • JD, New York University School of Law, 1994
  • BA, Carnegie Mellon University, 1989, University Honors
Admissions
  • New York
Activities
  • Member, Business Law Section, Subcommittee on Hedge Funds, American Bar Association

  • Member, Managed Funds Association

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