Many of Dechert’s financial services group lawyers have years of experience as regulators, having held key posts at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), UK Financial Services Authority (now Financial Conduct Authority), UK Personal Investment Authority and the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Several Dechert alumni are now with key regulators, including the SEC. For specialist expertise and insights, we access our own Dechert network.
The team also has close relationships with important trade associations and other groups that represent funds, fund managers and fund directors. These groups include the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), where we have representatives on at least 30 of its expert working groups), the Investment Association (IA), Investment Company Institute (ICI), Independent Directors Council (IDC), Mutual Funds Directors Forum (MFDF), British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA), Bank Administration Institute (BAI), Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI), Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (LPEA), European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) and Managed Funds Association (MFA).