Matthew K. Kerfoot is a nationally recognized authority in the alternative investment management industry. Mr. Kerfoot advises many of the world’s largest asset managers on the structuring and development of their alternative mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and hedge funds. Mr. Kerfoot has particular expertise in providing tailored solutions to commodities and derivatives-focused mutual funds and ETFs that seek to use managed futures, complex derivatives and other alternative and multi-asset strategies within 1940 Act-registered investment vehicles.
Mr. Kerfoot is often cited as an authority on alternative investment strategies and commodities and derivatives matters in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg and various other financial publications. Mr. Kerfoot routinely speaks on commodities and derivatives topics around the world, including at industry conferences in Paris, London, Frankfurt and other financial centers.
Prior to returning to private practice, Mr. Kerfoot was a senior banker at HSBC plc, where he led the exchange-traded product team, and launched on the NYSE one of the first long/short commodity exchange-traded notes. At HSBC, Mr. Kerfoot also advised many of the largest U.S., European and Asian hedge fund managers in developing innovative derivatives-based solutions for their financing, liquidity and risk management needs.
Before moving to the business-side, Mr. Kerfoot worked as an internal lawyer at Credit Suisse in its Legal and Compliance Division and for several years at a leading law firm in its Asset Management and Derivatives groups.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1994, summa cum laude
New York University School of Law, J.D., 1999, Articles Editor of the Annual Survey of American Law (1998-1999)
Publications and Lectures
Mr. Kerfoot has written articles on derivatives and securities law matters for publications such as Derivatives Week
and Futures and Derivatives Law Report
. He has also spoken at ISDA, Risk Magazine, and Structured Product Association conferences.