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Matthew K. Kerfoot advises many of the world’s preeminent financial institutions and asset managers on structured derivatives, financing and alternative investment matters. Mr. Kerfoot counsels clients on complex direct and synthetic financings through structured swaps, repos and traditional credit arrangements. Mr. Kerfoot has particular expertise in providing derivatives-based solutions to address regulatory, tax and accounting issues for investment funds, financial institutions and corporates.

Mr. Kerfoot is often cited as an authority on alternative investment strategies and derivatives matters in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg and various other financial publications. Mr. Kerfoot has spoken on these topics around the world, including at industry conferences in Paris, London, Frankfurt and other financial centers.

Mr. Kerfoot has written articles on derivatives and related financing issues for Derivatives Week, Futures and Derivatives Law Report and other publications. He has also spoken at ISDA, PLI, Risk Magazine and Structured Product Association conferences.

Prior to returning to private practice, Mr. Kerfoot was a senior banker at HSBC, where he advised U.S., European and Asian asset managers, corporates and pensions funds in developing innovative derivatives-focused solutions for their financing, tax, liquidity and risk management needs.

Before moving to the business-side, Mr. Kerfoot worked as a lawyer at Credit Suisse in its alternative financing and derivatives groups and for several years at a leading New York law firm in its Derivatives, Finance and Asset Management 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)

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