Philip T. Hinkle


Philip T. Hinkle


Washington, D.C. | 1900 K Street, NW, Washington, DC, United States of America 20006-1110
+1 202 261 3460 | +1 202 261 3333

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Philip T. Hinkle regularly advises U.S. registered and private investment funds and their boards, investment managers and other financial institutions on a variety of investment management and commodities and derivatives matters.

Mr. Hinkle provides advice to U.S. registered funds and their investment advisers and boards on all aspects of the fund business. Mr. Hinkle has significant experience with registered funds’ use of commodities and derivatives and alternative strategies and related restrictions under the Investment Company Act of 1940. Mr. Hinkle regularly works on complex registered fund and investment manager merger transactions. Mr. Hinkle also provides advice to private fund managers on establishing new mutual fund businesses.

Mr. Hinkle is actively engaged in the firm’s global commodities and derivatives practice. He regularly works with U.S. and non-U.S. investment managers and other financial institutions in engaging in a range of derivatives transactions, including compliance with new requirements adopted under Dodd-Frank. Mr. Hinkle also advises investment managers on matters arising under the Commodity Exchange Act and CFTC regulations affecting their businesses, including requirements on commodity pool operators or commodity trading advisors.

Mr. Hinkle was recently named as a Rising Star by the Mutual Fund Industry Awards 2016, selected by the editorial staff of Fund Action and Fund Directions. He has also been recognized in the 2016 edition of The Legal 500 (US) in the area of mutual/registered funds and also recognized as a Rising Star in the area of investment funds in the IFLR1000’s Financial and Corporate 2017 guide.

  • The College of William & Mary, B.B.A., 2003
  • American University Washington College of Law, J.D., 2006, cum laude, Senior Symposia Editor, Administrative Law Review
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
Speaking Engagements
  • Private Fund Regulatory Developments and Compliance Challenges 2018 — Presented by the Practising Law Institute, New York, NY (January 31, 2018)

    Speaker, "Derivatives-Related Regulatory Developments and Compliance Challenges" panel.
  • SEC Derivatives Rule Proposal: A Panel Discussion with Key SEC and Industry Lawyers — Presented by the D.C. Bar Association, Washington, DC (March 1, 2016)

    Speaker, "SEC Derivatives Rule Proposal: A Panel Discussion with Key SEC and Industry Lawyers" panel discussed the implications of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s recent rule proposal on the use of derivatives by registered investment companies and business development companies.
  • Regulation of Swaps under Dodd-Frank: Implications for French Asset Managers —Presentation to The Association Française de la Gestion Financière, Paris (June 4, 2015)

    Speaker, "Regulation of Swaps under Dodd-Frank: Implications for French Asset Managers" confernece covered 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; Detailed Review of CFTC Swap Trading Rules; and Overview of Dodd-Frank Protocols.
  • Update zu Aktuellen Aufsichtsrechtlichen Entwicklungen in den USA: Volcker Rule & CFTC-Vorschriften für Swaps nach Dodd-Frank — BVI Seminar, (February 18, 2014)