Audrey Wagner


Audrey Wagner


Washington, D.C. | 1900 K Street, NW, Washington, DC, United States of America 20006-1110
+1 202 261 3365 | +1 202 261 3333

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Audrey Wagner focuses her practice on diverse investment management, derivative, and commodity matters. Ms. Wagner advises buy-side companies worldwide in the financial services industry, providing clients with product development, transaction assistance, and regulatory, risk management, and compliance counseling.

Ms. Wagner advises U.S. and foreign investment managers on registration, regulatory and compliance matters related to their status as exempt or registered commodity pool operators and/or commodity trading advisors.

Ms. Wagner also advises commodity market participants on Commodity Exchange Act, CFTC regulation, NFA rules and procedures, and futures exchange rules affecting their business. Ms. Wagner assists investment companies registered with the SEC under the Investment Company Act of 1940 with navigating the intersection of the 1940 Act, Commodity Exchange Act and related rules and regulations.

Ms. Wagner regularly advises on U.S. and foreign derivative and commodity trading which includes negotiating and preparing trading documentation for over-the-counter, cleared and exchange-traded derivative contracts, including specialized documentation required for registered investment companies to participate in these markets. In addition, Ms. Wagner negotiates and prepares other specialized agreements such as prime brokerage, lock-up, secured loan and custody agreements. Ms. Wagner has experience reviewing and negotiating China A shares letters, Indian off-shore derivative documentation, as well as other complex securities investments. She also assists buy-side market participants and new exchanges with navigating the CFTC and NFA regulatory landscape when trading in or offering cryptocurrency and cryptocurrency derivative products.

In addition, Ms. Wagner advises registered investment companies on 1940 Act, corporate law and SEC regulation issues, as well as provides support for independent board members overseeing such funds. 

Ms. Wagner has been recognized by the Legal 500 (US), which stated that she “garners high praise for her industry knowledge and ease with clients.”

  • University of Virginia, B.A., 2003
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2006
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
Speaking Engagements
  • Legal & Compliance 2019 — Managed Funds Association, New York, NY (April 24, 2019)
  • Investment Management Forum — EFAMA, Brussels (November 5, 2013)

    Presenter, workshop on Dodd-Frank and U.S. Regulatory Reform Initiatives Affecting European Asset Managers.

  • Asset Management Developments — Futures Industry Association's 34th Annual Law & Compliance Division Conference on the Regulation of Futures, Derivatives and OTC Products, Baltimore, MD (May 11, 2012)

    Speaker, panel on Dodd-Frank’s impact and rulemakings that affect investment advisers, commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisors, and the management of hedge funds.

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