NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seward & Kissel has been named the “Best Advisory Firm – Regulation and Compliance” in the HFM US Services Awards 2020. The firm is the first-ever law firm to be recognized in this category.
The HFM US Services Awards recognize providers of services and solutions to the hedge fund industry that have demonstrated exceptional innovation, customer service and business performance over the last year. HFM presented the award virtually on September 16 at the annual US award ceremony.
“We are honored to be recognized as the Best Advisory Firm for Regulation and Compliance within the investment management industry. We regularly advise our hedge fund clients on the often-burdensome task of regulatory compliance, and this award is a testament to our continued dedication to providing clients premier legal and regulatory advice,” said Patricia Poglinco and Robert B. Van Grover, co-heads of the Investment Management Group.
In addition to providing ongoing regulatory and compliance advice to clients, Seward & Kissel also offers compliance consulting through Seward & Kissel Regulatory Compliance (SKRC), which was introduced in 2017 as investment managers were increasingly seeking cost-effective solutions to their regulatory requirements. SKRC advises clients on a broad range of compliance services such as outsourced compliance support, registration, preparation of regulatory examinations, mock audits and much more.
“Our unique perspective that combines both our legal and in-house compliance expertise offers private fund managers a one-stop shop alternative for their legal and regulatory compliance needs. The firm’s 75+ year tenure in the industry and HFM’s recognition highlight that we are well positioned to provide private fund managers with another approach to regulatory compliance,” added David Tang, counsel in the Investment Management Group who heads up SKRC.
The full list of this year’s winners can be found here.
About Seward & Kissel LLP
Seward & Kissel LLP, founded in 1890, is a leading U.S. law firm with an international reputation for excellence. The firm has been recognized since 1949 for having one of the leading investment management practices in the country, with the establishment of what is considered to be the very first hedge fund, A.W. Jones & Company. The firm is recognized for its work with private investment funds, including U.S. and offshore open and closed end funds. Our clients represent some of the largest institutional fund managers, as well as start-up and emerging managers across all asset classes. We advise our clients with respect to numerous types of investment opportunities, including: private equity, private debt and other business transactions; structured finance deals; distressed debt transactions; and activist investor plays.