Julien Bourgeois


Julien Bourgeois


Washington, D.C. | 1900 K Street, NW, Washington, DC, United States of America 20006-1110
+1 202 261 3451 | +1 202 261 3333

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Based in Washington, D.C., Julien Bourgeois focuses on the asset management industry, advising U.S. registered investment companies and their directors, as well as their investment advisers and other service providers, on regulatory, compliance, governance and enforcement matters. Mr. Bourgeois has experience with all aspects of investment company representations, including: board matters; exemptive applications; initial and ongoing registrations; complex fund reorganization transactions; affiliation considerations; and structuring funds of funds, manager of managers funds and registered funds using alternative investment strategies and fee arrangements.

As a general matter, Mr. Bourgeois enjoys working on complex projects involving multidisciplinary advice. A native of France, he is uniquely positioned to represent global (notably French and European) asset management groups on U.S. matters that apply to them – under U.S. federal and state securities laws or otherwise. He assists them with forming and integrating their U.S. business, using U.S. subsidiaries or their domestic locations, in order to manage U.S. assets or offer investment products in the United States. He has extensive experience in dual-hatting and participating affiliate arrangements, and in working on global compliance approaches.

Mr. Bourgeois was named as a Rising Star by the Euromoney Legal Media Group in 2017 as part of its Expert Guides series. He is a frequent speaker at conferences in the United States and abroad and the author of numerous publications for the asset management industry.

Mr. Bourgeois serves as a member of the firm’s Washington, D.C. Pro Bono Committee.

  • University of Paris Nanterre - Paris X, Bi-Deug, 1996
  • University of Paris Nanterre - Paris X, License, 1997
  • University of Paris Nanterre - Paris X, Maîtrise, Business Law, 1998, cum laude
  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 2000
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • English
  • French
  • American Bar Association
Speaking Engagements
  • Private Credit, BDCs & Everything in Between: Co-Investment Exemptive Relief, Dechert LLP – Webinar (May 15, 2019)
  • What's Next: New SEC Rule on Investment Company Liquidity Risk Management Programs — Presented by the D.C. Bar Association, Washington, D.C. (March 30, 2017)

    Julien Bourgeois participates on a panel discussing the implications of the new U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Rule on investment company liquidity risk management programs. .
  • Liquidity: Renewed Regulatory Focus — Presented by the Investment Funds Committee, International Bar Association, Washington, D.C. (September 19, 2016)

    Julien Bourgeois speaks on a panel at the 2016 International Bar Association Annual Conference about post-financial crisis liquidity risk management and how it has become one of the focus areas for supervision by regulators all around the world. This panel examines the renewed focus of European and U.S. regulators on portfolio composition and liquidity, including recent legislative initiatives in the regulated fund space.
  • Mutual Funds Session — Presented by KPMG, Boston (June 7, 2016)

    Julien Bourgeois leads a discussion around the SEC’s Liquidity Proposal and the impact it may have on investment companies and boards. The session also covers new products: the opportunities and challenges presented in a changing interest rate environment.
  • Comment commercialiser vos fonds d'investissement aux Etats-Unis? — Paris (March 29, 2016)
  • Systemic risk regulation of asset managers: The U.S. experience. Lessons for Europe? — EFAMA Investment Management Forum, Brussels, Belgium (November 19, 2015)
  • Regulation of Swaps under Dodd-Frank: Implications for French Asset Managers — Presentation to The Association Française de la Gestion Financière, Paris (June 3, 2015)

    Partner Julien Bourgeois gives a presentation to The Association Française de la Gestion Financière (French Asset Management Association, or AFG) on the following topics: Dodd-Frank, Jurisdiction of CFTC and SEC and Regulated Products; Swap Dealer and Major Participant Swap Registration; Overview of CFTC and SEC Swap Trading Rules; Application of Swaps Rules to Non-U.S. Asset Managers; SEC and CFTC U.S. Person Definitions; CFTC’s Substantive Guidance; Detailed Review of CFTC Swap Trading Rules; and Overview of Dodd-Frank Protocols.
  • U.S. Regulatory Developments: Lessons Learned and Implications for European Fund and Asset Managers — EFAMA Investment Management Forum, Brussels (November 6, 2014)

    Julien Bourgeois presents a workshop on U.S. Regulatory Developments: Lessons Learned and Implications for European Fund and Asset Managers. This session discusses: Increasing Use and Enforcement of Economic Sanctions and Russia Sanctions Update; Volcker Rule Implementation Issues; Asset Managers as SIFIs?; U.S. Money Market Fund Reforms; and Other Developments of Interest to European Managers.
  • Treasury International Capital (TIC) Form Reporting — Investment Adviser Association International Committee, Washington, D.C. (October 2, 2014)
  • Investment Management Forum — EFAMA, Brussels (November 5, 2013)

    Julien Bourgeois presents a workshop on Dodd-Frank and U.S. Regulatory Reform initiatives Affecting European Asset Managers. This session discusses the emerging prominence of the CFTC and the implementation of Title VII, money market fund reform initiatives, and Dodd-Frank updates.
  • UCITS Directive/AIFM Directive: Global Distribution - Practical Considerations — QuantValley/QMI Annual Research Conference, New York, NY (June 25, 2013)
  • Update on Dodd-Frank and U.S. Regulatory Reform Initiatives Affecting European Asset Managers — EFAMA Investment Management Forum, Brussels (September 26, 2012)
  • Status of the Implementation of the Volcker Rule — Joint Meeting of the Investment Company Institute's International Committee and EFAMA, Washington, D.C. (May 8, 2012)
  • Analysis of the Current Evolution of International Rules and the Impacts on Canadian and Provincial Regulation — Canadian Institute's Conference on Statutory Accordance for Financial Services, Montreal (December 1, 2011)
  • US Investment Advisors Registration, Dodd-Frank and Volcker Rule — BVI Bundesverband Investment und Asset Management e.V. Program, Frankfurt (October 6, 2011)

    Topics of discussion include: US investment adviser registration; US reforms of derivatives market; Proposed repeals of CFTC exemptions; and Volcker Rule and other developments from banking regulators.
  • New SEC Investment Adviser Registration Rules — Investment Company Institute International Committee Meeting, Washington, DC (September 13, 2011)
  • Impact on European Fund Management of Recently Enacted US Financial Reform — EFAMA Investment Management Forum 2010 - The Investment Management Industry: Beginning of a New Decade?, Brussels (September 14, 2010)