Matthew K. Kerfoot advises financial institutions, investment funds and asset managers on alternative financial products and transactions. Mr. Kerfoot also works with asset managers and sponsors in the structuring and formation of hedge funds and alternative registered funds. Mr. Kerfoot has particular expertise in providing derivatives-based solutions to address the regulatory, tax and financing needs of financial institutions, hedge funds, registered funds and BDCs.
Mr. Kerfoot is part of Dechert’s Financial Services Group, which has won numerous top awards as a provider of legal services to the global investment management industry, including Best Onshore Law Firm (HFM 2015), Top Global Onshore Law Firm (Alpha 2015) and Tier 1 for Investment Funds: Hedge Funds (Chambers Global 2015).
Mr. Kerfoot is often cited as an authority on alternative investment matters in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg and various other financial publications. Mr. Kerfoot routinely speaks on alternative asset management topics around the world, including at industry conferences in Paris, London, Frankfurt and other financial centers.
Mr. Kerfoot is on the faculty of the Practicing Law Institute, and he has also spoken at ISDA, Risk Magazine, and Structured Product Association conferences. He has written articles on asset management and derivatives issues for publications such as Derivatives Week and Futures and Derivatives Law Report.
Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Kerfoot was a senior banker at HSBC, where he led the exchange-traded product team, and launched one of the first long/short commodity NYSE exchange-traded notes. At HSBC, Mr. Kerfoot also advised many of the largest U.S., European and Asian hedge funds in developing innovative derivatives-based solutions for their financing, liquidity and risk management needs.
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)