Jeff Mackey

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Jeff Mackey

Partner

Dublin | 5 Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 436 8521 | +353 1 633 5845

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Jeff Mackey focuses his practice on the establishment and authorization of investment funds, including alternative investment funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and European undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS). Most notably, he advised on the establishment of the first Irish authorized actively managed UCITS ETF. Mr. Mackey regularly represents Irish based fund service providers and many financial institutions that conduct business in Ireland, including investment managers and promoters engaged in credit funds, equity funds, fixed income funds, money market funds and real estate funds. He also acts for UCITS management companies and alternative investment fund managers.

Mr. Mackey has significant experience advising clients on a broad range of legal and regulatory matters in the financial services sector. In addition, he counsels clients on the registration of investment funds in Asia and Europe.

Mr. Mackey is a frequent contributor to ETF publications and is a regular speaker at industry events.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Mackey was with Dillon Eustace.

Experience
  • A U.K. asset manager on the establishment and maintenance of a UCITS platform for distribution in Asia.
  • A UCITS management company on its application to the Central Bank for authorization as an AIFM.
  • A U.K. AIFM on the establishment and maintenance of a QIAIF master-feeder ICAV.
  • An ETF on the introduction of an international clearing and settlement system as well as a cross-listing solution.
Education
  • University College Dublin, B.A., 2002
Admissions
  • Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland
  • Solicitor, England and Wales
Speaking Engagements
  • Portfolio Management and Delegation, Brexit for Fund Managers Seminar Series - London (October, 2018)
  • Navigating Global Developments in the Investment Funds Industry - Opportunities for Ireland - Dublin (June, 2018)
  • Developments in UCITS: MiFID II, Brexit and Global Fund Distribution - Boston / New York (May, 2018)
  • Current Developments Affecting the Fund Industry - San Antonio (March, 2018)
  • Latest Developments in the Irish Funds Industry: What Asset Managers Need to Know - London (November, 2017)
  • Dechert's Annual Investment Funds Conference - Luxembourg (September, 2017)
  • Establishing and Distributing ETFs in Europe - Webinar (September, 2017)
  • Navigating Global Regulatory Change in the Investment Funds Industry - Opportunities for Ireland - Dublin (June, 2017)
  • Latest Developments in the Irish Funds Industry: What Asset Managers Need to Know - London (May, 2017)
  • Regulatory Developments and Opportunities in Europe - New York (March, 2017)