Philip T. Hinkle
Partner | Washington, D.C.
Philip T. Hinkle

Philip T. Hinkle provides advice to U.S. registered funds (including open-end and closed-end funds) and their investment advisers and boards on a wide range of aspects of the fund business. Mr. Hinkle has significant experience with registered funds’ use of derivatives, leverage, and alternative strategies, registered fund and investment adviser merger transactions, and a broad range of other regulatory and compliance matters and fund governance issues applicable to registered funds. Mr. Hinkle also advises private fund managers on establishing new registered fund businesses.

Mr. Hinkle is actively engaged in the firm’s global derivatives and structured products practice. He regularly works with U.S. and non-U.S. investment managers and other financial institutions in engaging in a range of derivatives and other transactions. Mr. Hinkle represents clients in negotiating derivative, repurchase agreement, cleared repurchase agreement, and other trading documentation. He also advises clients on related regulatory matters, including compliance with requirements under the Investment Company Act of 1940, requirements adopted under the Dodd–Frank Act, and other requirements under the Commodity Exchange Act. Mr. Hinkle also regularly advises clients on requirements on commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors.

The most recent editions of Chambers USA and Chambers Global listed Mr. Hinkle as a leading lawyer for Investment Funds: Regulatory & Compliance, quoting a client who stated: "Philip is very responsive, practical and connected in the industry." In previous editions, clients noted, “Phil has been great to work with as he is brilliant, practical and friendly.” “He's one of the best in the business for derivatives work.” Mr. Hinkle is listed in IFLR1000 as a Rising Star for investment funds and investment management. In 2016, he was named a Rising Star by the Mutual Fund Industry Awards 2016, selected by the editorial staff of Fund Action and Fund Directions. He was also recognized in the 2016 edition of The Legal 500 (U.S.) in the area of mutual/registered funds.

Mr. Hinkle serves as Co-Chair of Dechert’s LGBTQ Affinity Group and is also a member of the Firm’s Hiring Committee.

  • Derivatives-Related Regulatory Developments and Compliance Challenges — Private Fund Regulatory Developments and Compliance Challenges 2024 presented by the Practising Law Institute, New York (January 19, 2024)
  • Implementing the SEC’s Derivatives Rule: Practical Implications for Board Oversight — Independent Directors Counsel, Webinar (March 27, 2023)
  • Derivatives-Related Regulatory Developments and Compliance Challenges  — Private Fund Regulatory Developments and Compliance Challenges 2023 presented by the Practising Law Institute, New York (January 20, 2023)
  • Current Developments Affecting the Fund Industry – Implementation of the SEC Derivatives Rule – Financial Services Breakfast Briefing, Palm Desert, CA (March 29, 2022)
  • Registered Funds — Virtual California Investment Management Symposium, Dechert LLP, Webinar (October 27, 2021)
  • Derivatives-Related Regulatory Developments and Compliance Challenges — Private Fund Regulatory Developments and Compliance Challenges 2022 presented by the Practising Law Institute, Webcast (January 27, 2022)
  • New Rule 18f-4: Registered Funds' and BDCs' Use of Derivatives Part 1 and Part 2 — Dechert LLP, Webinar Series (March 23 & 25, 2021)  
  • SEC Modernized Regulatory Framework For Leverage & Derivatives Use By Registered Funds & BDCs — Co-hosted by Dechert and Société Générale, Webinar (March 3, 2021)
  • New SEC Derivatives Rule: What Mutual Fund Managers Need to Know About Risk and Regs — Presented by Qontigo, Webinar (February 23, 2021)
  • Derivatives-Related Regulatory Developments and Compliance Challenges — Private Fund Regulatory Developments and Compliance Challenges 2021 presented by the Practising Law Institute, Webcast (January 28, 2021)
  • The New SEC Rule on Funds' Use of Derivatives — The Investment Company Institute, Webinar (January 21, 2021) 
  • Asset Managers’ Use of Derivatives in Stressed Markets — Dechert LLP, COVID-19 Coronavirus Business Impact Webinar (March 27, 2020)
  • Private Fund Regulatory Developments and Compliance Challenges 2020 — Presented by the Practising Law Institute, New York, NY (January 30, 2020)
  • Derivatives Update: Key EU and U.S. Considerations — Dechert LLP, Webinar (July 11, 2019)
  • Derivatives-Related Regulatory Developments and Compliance Challenges — Private Fund Regulatory Developments and Compliance Challenges 2018 presented by the Practising Law Institute, New York, NY (January 31, 2018)
  • CFTC and NFA Ongoing Compliance in a Changing Regulatory Environment Seminar — Dechert LLP, Webinar (September 12, 2017)
  • Hedge Funds Nuts & Bolts: Global Derivatives Market Update — Dechert LLP, Webinar (April 12, 2017)
  • Advanced Topics in CFTC and NFA Ongoing Compliance – Dechert LLP, London, UK (May 10, 2016)
  • 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)
  • Dechert Coffee Break: What’s New in U.S. Derivatives Regulation for Hedge Fund Managers? — Dechert LLP, Webinar (January 29, 2016)
  • Regulation of Swaps under Dodd-Frank: Implications for French Asset Managers — Presentation to The Association Française de la Gestion Financière, Paris (June 4, 2015)
  • Hot Topics in Derivatives Regulation: Issues for the Buy Side — Investment Advisor Association, Webinar (June 3, 2015)
  • Update zu Aktuellen Aufsichtsrechtlichen Entwicklungen in den USA: Volcker Rule & CFTC-Vorschriften für Swaps nach Dodd-Frank — BVI Seminar, (February 18, 2014)
  • Transaction Reporting under EMIR: Update on the Position of Exchange Traded Derivatives — Dechert LLP, Webinar (January 13, 2014)
Services
    • 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