Geoffrey R.T. Kenyon


Geoffrey R.T. Kenyon


Boston | One International Place, 40th Floor, 100 Oliver Street, Boston, MA, United States of America 02110-2605
+1 617 728 7126 | +1 617 426 6567


Geoffrey R.T. Kenyon, a member of the Financial Services Group’s senior leadership team, has over 30 years’ experience working with the investment management industry, representing major investment managers, as well as with independent mutual fund directors. 

Mr. Kenyon has extensive experience in all sectors of the U.S. market, including SEC-registered open- and closed-end funds, ETFs, private funds, and separately managed accounts. He also has advised numerous non-U.S. financial institutions with respect to their U.S. activities and was the author of two no-action letters through which the SEC provided comprehensive guidance for the sponsors of non-U.S. funds seeking to offer shares in the United States.

For more than a decade, Mr. Kenyon has been recognized as one of the leading practitioners in his field by publications such as Chambers USAThe Legal 500 (US), and Best Lawyers in AmericaChambers recently noted that he is “very effective with boards of trustees and a strong leader of the team.” In past editions, he has been “highlighted for his significant expertise in advising institutional investors and fund directors on complex mutual fund matters,” and clients have described him as “uniquely knowledgeable across a wide scope of complex funds” and “able to provide counsel on extremely technical matters in an easy-to-understand fashion." He has also been cited as having “the unique talent of combining his legal knowledge with practical applications attractive to businesses.”

  • Northwestern University, B.A., 1980
  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 1984, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Massachusetts
  • International Bar Association
  • American Law Institute Bar Admission
Speaking Engagements
  • Board Oversight of Valuation — Mutual Fund Directors Forum 2012 Policy Conference, Washington, D.C. (June 19-20, 2012)
  • What Does The SEC’s Study on Fiduciary Standards Mean for Brokers and Investment Advisers Serving Retirement Plans?  —  Dechert LLP, Webinar (February 16, 2011)