Robert Cammilleri is responsible for the fund financing and relationship management of North American financial sponsors and asset managers at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (“CBA”). Rob joined the bank in March 2018. Prior to this role, Rob spent 12 years at National Australia Bank (“NAB”), the last 6 years of which was in a similar capacity leading the structuring of capital call and asset backed debt facilities and derivative products for fund managers. He spent three years during the global financial crisis in a workout team called Specialized Group Assets, where he was involved in the litigation and the recovery on a portfolio of performing and non-performing financial assets, including CDOs, CLOs, fund financing, municipal and wireless cell tower debt. Rob had 8 years of asset backed financing experience prior to this, three years of which were spent financing NAB’s North American corporate and institutional customers and 5 years as a structured finance ratings analyst at Fitch. Over his career, Rob has been involved in over 120 financings totalling $100bn in assets including HY corporate debt securities, LP subscriptions, infrastructure equity and consumer/commercial loans and leases. Rob graduated with a dual major in Accounting and Finance from Northeastern University.
Jean L. Joseph is a Managing Director of Owl Rock Capital Partners and serves as Portfolio Manager for the Advisor’s First Lien Fund. Prior to joining Owl Rock in 2018, Mr. Joseph spent twelve years at Goldman Sachs & Co. where, in his last role, he was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager in its Investment Management Division (“IMD”) responsible for the management of the division’s syndicated leveraged loan strategies including onshore mutual fund structures, offshore fund structures, collateralized loan obligations and separate accounts. Preceding the IMD, Mr. Joseph was a member of the firm’s Leveraged Finance group within the Investment Banking Division (“IBD”) with a focus on originating, structuring, and executing syndicated leveraged loans, high yield bond, and debt private placements relating to mergers, acquisitions, recapitalizations and expansion opportunities for corporate clients and private equity sponsors across various industries. Previous to joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Joseph was a member of the Wachovia Securities (currently Wells Fargo Securities) Leveraged Finance department with a similar focus on originating, structuring and executing non-investment grade credit transactions. Earlier in his career, Mr. Joseph was a Senior Credit Analyst at GE Capital and Atherton Capital with a focus on middle market lending. Mr. Joseph assumed these positions after completion of a two-year management development program with GE Capital. Mr. Joseph received a B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A., with honors, from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.
Paul Hastings provides innovative legal solutions to many of the world’s top financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies in markets across Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. We offer a complete portfolio of services to support our clients’ complex, often mission-critical needs—from structuring first-of-their-kind transactions to resolving complicated disputes to providing the savvy legal counsel that keeps business moving forward.
Since the firm’s founding in 1951, Paul Hastings has grown steadily and strategically along with our clients and the markets we serve. We established successful practices in key U.S. and European cities, creating a broad network of professionals to support our clients’ ambitions. In addition, we were one of the first U.S. law firms to establish a presence in Asia, and today we continue to be a leader in the region. Over the past decade, we have significantly expanded our global network of lawyers to assist our clients in financial centers around the world, including the emerging markets of Latin America
Bank OZK, formerly Bank of the Ozarks, is a full service commercial bank headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas with $22.4 billion in assets as of December 31, 2018. Our branch network spans 255 locations across Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, California, New York and Mississippi.
Our Institutional Banking Team focuses on Subscription Credit Facilities and to a lesser extent, asset-backed facilities to more mature funds. We also offer Deposit, Treasury, and Banking services to Fund Entities, Management Company, and General Partner Accounts.
Our purpose is not to be the biggest bank – but to simply be the best one.
Fried Frank advises the world’s leading corporations, investment funds and financial institutions on their most critical legal needs and business opportunities. The Firm’s approximately 500 lawyers are based in North America and Europe. Our premier fund finance practice leverages broad representation of borrowers, investors and arrangers, enabling us to better evaluate evolving market conditions and effectively navigate key issues on behalf of our clients. We have extensive experience in a range of financing transactions for investment funds and other pooled investment vehicles across a wide array of strategies, including private equity, mezzanine, real estate, infrastructure, special opportunities and fund of hedge funds, as borrowers.
Sammy Asoli is currently U.S. Head of Financial Sponsors at Lloyds Banking Group. His experience includes the provision of structured fund financing facilities for private equity, real estate, infrastructure, and private debt managers. Sammy also has oversight for the cross product coverage and portfolio management of the North America Financial Sponsors lending and FX portfolio. His experience includes loan structuring (capital call, hybrid, and asset leverage), and marketing for core wholesale banking products including FX derivatives, global transaction banking, and asset level financing. Prior to joining Lloyds, Sammy worked at JP Morgan for the Alternative Capital Markets team, where he was responsible for the structuring, fundraising, and marketing of hedge fund and private equity investments for JP Morgan’s private banking offering.
He has held positions at Ares Management, The Blackstone Group, and Goldman Sachs across a variety of private equity, fund management, and strategic planning functions. He holds a graduate degree in Economic Policy and Management from Columbia University and recently completed an executive leadership certificate program at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Campbells is a leading offshore law firm established in 1970. From our offices in the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands and Hong Kong we provide comprehensive corporate and litigation advice and services to clients worldwide in relation to Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands law. We have significant experience and expertise in advising both borrower and lender clients on the offshore aspects of a range of fund finance transactions, including capital call facilities, margin loans, management company facilities and co-investment facilities.
To find out more about the team at Campbells, please visit https://www.campbellslegal.com
Kiel Bowen is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Banking & Finance practice, where his practice centers on fund finance. He has significant experience representing domestic and international lenders in negotiating and documenting leverage and liquidity credit lines made to multijurisdictional fund vehicles, including private equity, real estate, REIT, infrastructure, debt, energy, secondary, and hedge funds. He routinely serves as counsel to lenders and lead agents on bilateral and syndicated credit facilities with complex fund collateral structures, including capital call subscription-secured credit facilities, net asset value secured credit facilities, management fee secured credit facilities and fund-of-fund credit facilities. Kiel is a cum laude graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law and holds a Bachelor of Arts from DePauw University.
Anna-Lise specialises in subscription financing and debt financing for private equity funds and regularly advises leading financial institutions in related credit facilities. She also has substantial experience in asset finance, particularly ship finance, corporate and acquisition finance and in capital markets transactions. Her practice extends to private equity and hedge fund formation, structuring and operation and she has also advised investment managers on related regulatory and licensing issues in relation to such funds.
Prior to joining Appleby, Anna-Lise practised as a corporate attorney in the British Virgin Islands, advising a broad client base of financial institutions, trust companies and investment advisors. Anna-Lise has been rated as a ´rising star´ in banking and financial services in IFLR1000 2019 rankings and has been recognised in the Legal 500 Caribbean rankings.
Leon is a member of the Financial Industry Group and a partner of the Funds Financing Team in London. Leon and the team work with banks, other financial institutional lenders, managers, general partners and limited partners of funds on specialist funds financing transactions with private equity, secondaries, real estate, direct lending and infrastructure funds.
Leon has particular specialist knowledge of NAV/asset-backed and hybrid facilities, secondary funds facilities, capital call facilities, co-investment and GP/manager support facilities and other types of liquidity facilities provided to funds.
Leon represents a large proportion of lenders that provide funds financing and was awarded “Partner of the Year for Banking” at the Client Choice Awards 2017. He also represents a number of private equity and other funds on complex funds finance transactions.
Will Schlosser has been leading client relationships and structuring credit facilities to private equity funds since 2007. His deal base has covered the entire east coast, the upper Midwest and eastern Canada. He is currently the Alternate Group Manager for Comerica Bank’s Equity Fund Services group and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.
Prior to this, Will spent seven years with Comerica’s Michigan office as both a credit analyst and relationship manager with focuses on commercial real estate, middle market, international and private banking.
Will earned his BBA with a concentration on Finance from Northwood University in Michigan and holds both a Series 7 and 66 license.
Ellen Gibson McGinnis, partner at Haynes and Boone, LLP, is recognized for her critical thinking in structuring, and practical advice in execution of, financing transactions for lenders, focused in particular on subscription‐secured credit facilities, having worked on the product since its initial development in the late 1980’s. She has recently represented a number of clients in hybrid collateral facilities, and works on many of the practice’s international and multi‐currency transactions. Ellen is co‐chair of the firm’s Fund Finance Practice Group, a member of the firm’s Board of Directors, the Chair of its Admission to Partnership Committee and a member of its Appointments Committee.
Ellen is highly involved as a volunteer for her alma mater, Yale University. She co‐founded YaleWomen, the organization for women graduates of Yale College and Yale’s graduate and professional schools, and serves on its governing Council. She also serves on the Council of Women’s Health Research at Yale, which advances health research for women across medical and psychosocial disciplines.
Ellen has been active in women’s and diversity initiatives at the firm, serving as a sponsor of and advocate for a diverse array of associates, and working in her management roles to hire, retain and promote great attorneys who bring different identities, perspectives and talents to Haynes and Boone. Her work with YaleWomen is also focused on making progress toward gender equity in business, academia, government and the arts.
Matt Taber is a partner in Harneys’ Cayman office. Matt is a Cayman Islands investment funds formation and financing specialist; he has advised many of the world’s leading asset managers in relation to the formation, governance, and restructuring of all types of private equity and hedge funds and also advises many of the world’s leading fund finance/subscription finance lenders in relation to their lending to investment funds.
In addition to his experience as a fund and fund finance lawyer, Matt also has extensive corporate experience, advising on mergers and acquisitions and fund finance and is a digital technology specialist.
Thomas (Tom) Nowak is a Managing Director in Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s market-leading Syndicated Finance group. In this capacity he is responsible for leading the structuring, syndicate, distribution and execution of broadly-syndicated debt facilities. Clients include opportunity funds, hedge funds, debt funds, public pension plans and institutionally-sponsored entities as well as REITs, REOCs, lodging companies and national homebuilders.
Mr. Nowak has over 20 years of experience in structuring, syndicating and executing debt transactions across all levels of the capital structure. Prior to assuming his current role, he worked in investment banking as well as financial and economic consulting.
Tom holds Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses and is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (BBA in Finance) and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (MBA in Finance and Accounting).
Nick Mitra manages the Capital Call business for Natixis for the Americas and is also the global coordinator for the Capital Call product ensuring compliance with exposure limits and adherence to consistent standards for Capital Call credit facilities. Prior to joining the Global Structured Credit & Solutions Group at Natixis, Nick worked in the Credit Group at Natixis covering Financial Institutions and Insurance Companies. He has also worked at Goldman Sachs and Accenture in different roles and was the CFO of an entrepreneurial start-up – UConnections.com – aimed at the education space. Nick started his career at Lehman Brothers as a trader’s assistant in the security lending/repo area. Nick has approximately 17 years of experience in the financial sector. Nick is also a co-founding member of the Fund Finance Association, an industry group dedicated to Fund Finance and related products, where he sits on the Board of the Association.
Nick holds an MBA in Finance from NYU and a BS in Finance from Lehigh University and is a CFA charter holder. He is also the First Vice Chairman of the Fund Finance Association.
Katie is a senior associate in the Finance team at Travers Smith, having joined the firm as a trainee in 2010and spent 10 months on secondment to the Fund Finance team at Investec Bank plc in 2015. Described as a “rapidly rising star” in the Legal 500 UK 2018 rankings, Katie acts for lenders and borrowers across the fund finance, leveraged finance and speciality finance sectors on fund level subscription, NAV, hybrid and secondaries facilities, acquisition financings and borrowing base, forward-flow and loan sale transactions. She regularly acts for clients such as The Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited, Lloyds Bank, Investec Bank plc, Silicon Valley Bank, Sumitomo, Wells Fargo, HSBC, Pemberton Capital Advisors, Equistone Partners Europe and Elliott Advisors.
Patricia leads the firm’s U.S. securitization practice and advises on a wide range of structured finance transactions, including collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) and other loan securitizations, receivables-backed variable funding note facilities and whole-business securitizations. She also works with investment funds on credit fund leverage facilities and subscription facilities and with corporate borrowers on large cap and middle market financing transactions, including syndicated credit facilities, ABL facilities and high yield bond issuances.
Nick is a managing director and commercial market lead within CIBC’s Non-Bank Finance Group. The business unit focuses exclusively on partnering with private debt firms who primarily serve the private equity community. He is responsible for the origination and structuring of solutions that provide incremental capital and service capabilities. This spans bridge lines, fund leverage, hybrid offerings, first-out or split lien financing and related banking services.
Previously, Nick spent the majority of his career with private debt provider Antares Capital leading the underwriting, structuring and syndication of cash flow loans for private equity backed transactions. He began his career with General Electric, holding a variety of roles across its businesses.
Nick graduated summa cum laude from Syracuse University, and earned an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.
Jocelyn A. Hirsch, a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP whose practice focuses primarily on the representation of private equity sponsors and corporate borrowers in complex financing transactions, including leveraged buyouts, cross border facilities, asset based facilities and sponsor capital call/subscription facilities. Her experience in private equity spans sectors including real estate, energy, infrastructure, secondary and financial services funds with aggregate funds raised totaling tens of billions of dollars. Ms. Hirsch has worked with some of the largest, most diversified and prominent private fund sponsors, as well as middle-market firms.
Ms.Hirsch received a J.D., from the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Christopher is a Partner in our Cayman Islands office specialising in cross border bankruptcy and restructuring. He represents funds, investors, lenders, insolvency practitioners, directors and all other stakeholders affected by financial distress.
He was admitted to practise as a solicitor in England and Wales (currently non-practising) in 1986 and was admitted as a Cayman Islands attorney in 2014. He is recognised as an expert in his specialism by the leading directories and is regularly called upon to provide expert testimony in foreign Courts.
Based in New York, Shaun is a Managing Director at Wells Fargo Securities, responsible for Alternative Asset Manager and FIG Corporate FX & Rates coverage. Prior to joining Wells Fargo Securities in 2009, Shaun was a Director at Deutsche Bank, managing a cross product FX, Rates and Commodities team covering US, Brazilian and Argentine corporates. Shaun graduated valedictorian from the University of San Francisco.
Preqin is the home of alternative assets, providing indispensable data, solutions and insights to support alternative asset professionals at every stage of the investment cycle. Since 2003, we have been the most trusted source of information on alternative assets, spanning private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, real estate, infrastructure, private debt, natural resources and secondaries. Our products and services are relied upon by more than 60,000 industry participants in over 90 countries, for a range of activities including fundraising, investor relations, asset allocation, fund manager selection and business development. Preqin is an independent business with over 400 staff based in New York, London, Singapore, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Manila.
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The Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Group is one of Japan’s largest asset managers and custodian in addition to industry leader in trust-bank-related businesses. We continue to build on our global business model to create unique value-added services associated with the brand of “SuMi TRUST”, with a firm presence not only in the Japanese trust banking industry, but also in the global financial industry.
As one of the largest institutional investors and trust banks in Japan, SuMi TRUST offers a unique approach to alternative investment asset class and leverages its fiduciary spirit and knowledge to be our clients’ “Best Partner”.
SuMi TRUST is one of the largest asset managers in Japan, with AUM of USD 821 billion (as of March 31, 2018). SuMi TRUST manages a broad spectrum of financial products and is well known in Japan for specialized solutions for corporate and public pension funds.
Square 1 Bank is a division of Pacific Western Bank, a Los Angeles-based commercial bank with over $24 billion in assets. A full service financial services partner to entrepreneurs and their investors, Square 1 provides clients flexible resources and attentive service to help their companies grow. Square 1 offers a broad range of venture debt, treasury and cash management solutions through offices in top innovation centers: Atlanta, Austin, the Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Durham, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, San Diego, Seattle, and Washington, DC. Pacific Western Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW). For more information, visit www.square1bank.com.
With more than 12,000 professionals across 37 countries, Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking is present in all major markets and is built on the overriding principles of client service over the long term and sound risk management. Standing by its clients across sectors, the Corporate & Investment Bank tailors solutions for clients by capitalizing on our worldwide expertise in investment banking, financing, market activities and investor services.
For more information, visit www.cib.societegenerale.com.
Established in 1866, Sidley is a global, full-service law firm with more than 2,000 lawyers practicing on four continents (North America, Europe, Asia and Australia). Sidley’s Global Finance practice comprises lawyers who have pioneered the development of financial instruments for the world’s financial markets. Our team provides a comprehensive range of syndicated and leveraged finance, asset-based debt finance and structured finance legal services for clients and around the world. Sidley also provides a broad range of transactional services including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic transactions, intellectual property and tax, among many others. In addition, we offer regulatory services to clients in virtually every major industry, and many lawyers in our regulatory practices previously held senior positions in government agencies in the U.S., EU and Asia. Our litigation and arbitration practices operate at the trial and appellate levels, and span virtually every area of substantive law.
Proskauer’s Finance Group focuses on a wide range of transactions across the debt markets. Our lawyers have remarkable breadth of expertise in acquisition finance, leveraged lending, fund finance, workouts and restructurings, investment grade and commercial lending, structured products, and specialty financings.
Proskauer is a leading law firm with 725+ lawyers serving clients from 13 offices located in financial and business centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia. The world’s leading companies and corporations choose us to represent them in their most critical situations. But more, they consider Proskauer a strategic partner to drive their business forward. We work with asset managers, major sports leagues, Fortune 500 companies, entertainment industry legends and other industry-redefining organizations and individuals.
People’s United Bank, N.A. is a subsidiary of People’s United Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBCT), a diversified financial services company with $47 billion in assets and an A- rating from S&P. Founded in 1842, People’s is a premier, community-based bank in the Eastern U.S. offering commercial banking, retail banking and wealth management services through a network of over 400 office locations. People’s is the recipient of 42 awards for client Excellence and Best Brand by Greenwich Associates, was named a 2018 Best Regional Bank in America by Kiplinger’s, and is a top-rated bank in Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers in 2018.
“Truly excellent”, “responsive and efficient”, “in a nutshell they get the job done” – that’s what the leading directories have to say about Ogier’s top ranked cross-jurisdictional finance team. With offices in BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Jersey and Luxembourg, Ogier’s team has years of specialist expertise in fund finance, and we work with 21 of the 25 biggest global law firms.
We have a long track record in all aspects of fund financing including structuring, security requirements, quasi-equity and mezzanine financing – and it’s not for nothing that our finance teams in Guernsey and Jersey are rated in the top tier by both Chambers and Legal500.
Above all, our approach is both commercial and long-term. Our relationships in this specialist field have been built over many years of providing a responsive and expert service across the leading offshore jurisdictions, getting straight to the point and managing complexity for our clients.
Nomura is an Asia-headquartered financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, we service the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through our four business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking), and Merchant Banking. Driven by the insights of some 28,000 people worldwide, we put our clients at the center of everything we do, delivering unparalleled access to, from and within Asia.
McGuireWoods LLP. Law Firm. 1,100+ lawyers, 22 offices. McGuireWoods regularly represents lead arrangers of syndicated and club credit facilities, and bank and non-bank lenders offering bilateral financings in a variety of industries and transaction structures. In subscription and fund finance, whether advising on a bilateral loan to a private investment fund, structuring fund support for a portfolio company financing or arranging a multi-billion dollar syndicated umbrella credit facility for a complex fund group, we have the resources to support a broad variety of transactions. McGuireWoods has consistently ranked among the top 10 U.S. law firms for both deal count and dollar volume in the debt-focused league tables, underscoring the depth and the strength of the firm’s nationally recognized debt finance practice. McGuireWoods has more than 200 debt finance and private equity lawyers in New York, London, Chicago, Charlotte, Dallas, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Vassiliyan Zanev is a Partner in the Banking & Finance Department of Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg and he leads the global fund finance practice. He represents a variety of financial institutions, investment funds and corporations across a range of structured finance and lending transactions, with particular emphasis on fund finance, securitisation, debt issuances and real estate finance.
Vassiliyan has extensive experience in the financing of Luxembourg alternative or regulated investment fund borrowers (including by way of capital call subscription credit facilities, bridge facilities and permanent leverage solutions).
Mary Touchstone is a Partner and Head of the Fund Finance Practice at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Mary has helped to establish Simpson Thacher as a global leader in the representation of financial sponsors in fund financings. She is widely acknowledged as a leading lawyer in the subscription credit facility market and represents many of the world’s preeminent sponsors of private equity, real estate, energy, infrastructure, debt and other investment funds on the largest and most complex fund facilities.
Mary and her team regularly work on a wide variety of fund level financings, including secured and unsecured subscription (or capital call) facilities, with borrowing capacity for the fund as well as its parallel funds, alternative investment vehicles and portfolio companies; fund guarantees and other credit support of portfolio level financings; NAV-based facilities and hybrid variations provided as aftercare facilities for funds that are later in their life cycles with less uncalled capital and more portfolio asset value; credit facilities for managed account vehicles; employee co-investment loan programs; management lines to investment advisers for working capital purposes; and liquidity financings for registered funds.
Paul M. Roder is a partner in the Banking and Finance practice group of Moses & Singer LLP. He represents money center banks and other financial institutions, both foreign and domestic, in a variety of financing transactions, including secured and unsecured lending and letter of credit transactions. His clients often serve as lead agents and arrangers in syndicated credit facilities and he advises them in all aspects of such transactions, including the structuring, negotiating, and documenting thereof. He regularly represents clients on extensions of credit to a range of borrowers, including public and private companies, and in cross-border financings.
Paul has extensive experience in fund finance, including subscription finance, other credit extensions supported by capital commitments, and general partner and investment management company credit facilities. Over the last two decades, he has represented money center banks as lead agents and arrangers, and as syndicate members, in hundreds of subscription credit facilities. These facilities include multi-fund, parallel fund, and master/feeder fund structures with sponsors primarily located in North America and Europe. In addition, he represents clients in bilateral subscription credit facilities, hybrid subscription credit facilities (which include subscription collateral together with collateral from other asset classes), “after-care” credit facilities, and credit facilities secured by investment management fees and other rights to payment. The borrowers are typically private equity funds, including real estate opportunity funds, leveraged buyout funds, infrastructure funds, distressed debt funds, and mezzanine funds, and include funds from some of the premier sponsors in the industry.
Anthony Pirraglia focuses his commercial finance practice primarily on fund financing transactions, representing both borrowers and lenders on unsecured and asset-based lending transactions. Valued by his clients for his practical, results-oriented approach, Anthony presents complex situations clearly and concisely to quickly achieve a successful transaction.
Anthony regularly represents mezzanine lenders, private equity funds and other investors in their loans to and investments in companies with acquisitions and corporate restructures. He also practices as special counsel, representing institutional lenders in direct placement of corporate securities.
He has significant experience advising on the structuring, documentation and negotiation of warehouse and other loan facilities and a wide variety of privately placed financial transactions, as well as leveraged buyouts, project and facility financing, real estate financings, and loan and other asset securitizations.
Anthony’s practice also includes a special emphasis on workouts, restructuring and bankruptcies of multiple-property credit tenant loan securitizations. His most notable workouts include the favorable liquidation and recovery on approximately 30 Borders credit tenant leases.
Established in 1825 in Dublin, Ireland and with offices in Cork, London, New York, Palo Alto and San Francisco, more than 670 people work across Matheson’s six offices, including 95 partners and tax principals and over 440 legal and tax professionals. Matheson services the legal needs of internationally focused companies and financial institutions doing business in and from Ireland. Our clients include over half of the world’s 50 largest banks, 6 of the world’s 10 largest asset managers, 7 of the top 10 global technology brands and we have advised the majority of the Fortune 100.
Our Finance and Capital Markets team advises financial institutions and corporations involved in arranging and executing all forms of finance and capital markets transactions in Ireland.
The newly expanded Financial Institutions Group within Fifth Third’s Commercial Bank is a NY-based national practice that manages relationships with insurance companies, fund managers, financial technology companies, diversified financials and correspondent banks. This group of industry specialists works closely with clients across the U.S. to understand individual needs, and its holistic approach provides resources and strategic advice for client coverage, credit, treasury management and capital markets. Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. As of September 30, 2018, the Company had $142 billion in assets and operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending and Wealth & Asset Management. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest with $362 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $37 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations through its Trust and Registered Investment Advisory businesses. Visit www.53.com/commercial. Member FDIC.
DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia, with 26,000 employees and over 280 branches across 18 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS is “AA-” and “Aa1” credit rated. Recognised for its global leadership, DBS has been named “Global Bank of the Year” by The Banker, “Best Bank in the World” by Global Finance, the “World’s Best Digital Bank” by Euromoney, and has received the “Safest Bank in Asia” award by Global Finance for ten consecutive years from 2009 to 2018. DBS provides a full range of services in consumer, institutional and corporate banking. As a bank born and bred in Asia, DBS understands the intricacies of doing business in the region’s most dynamic markets, and is committed to building lasting customer relationships.
At Credit Suisse, our strategy is to be a leading wealth manager, with strong investment banking capabilities. We seek to follow a balanced approach to wealth management, aiming to capitalize on both the large pool of wealth within mature markets as well as the significant growth in wealth in Asia Pacific and other emerging markets. Founded in 1856, we today have a global reach with operations in about 50 countries and 46,840 employees from over 170 different nations.
Citizens Bank, N.A., a subsidiary of Citizens Financial Group, Inc., is a $158.6 billion super regional bank with a national corporate banking focus. For over 17 years The Private Equity Banking Group at Citizens has been providing a broad range of commercial banking products and services, including the structuring of capital call/subscription facilities, to the private equity community. In addition, this group works closely with the bank’s Sponsor Finance group to provide unified banking services for the whole private equity firm. As part of Citizens’ ongoing commitment to serving the needs of private equity firms, Citizens is the founding corporate sponsor of The Private Equity CFO Association (www.privateequitycfo.org), now in its 17th year. With 8 chapters across North America, the Association serves as a national networking and thought leadership group for over a thousand senior financial professionals at private equity firms.
Cathay Bank is a commercial bank founded in Los Angeles in 1962. We build long-term relationships, looking ahead to future possibilities and focusing on putting people and companies on paths to success. Our flexible approach allows us to respond quickly to our customers and the rapidly changing marketplace. We’re invested in doing all we can for our customers by offering a wide range of financial services through nine states in the U.S. as well as a branch in Hong Kong and representative offices in Beijing, Shanghai, and Taipei. Cathay Bank is a subsidiary of Cathay General Bancorp (Nasdaq: CATY) and ranked Top 10 in Forbes 2019 Best Banks in America.
To engage with our Funds Finance team, contact Kelly Wu, EVP, Head of Corporate Banking, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 626-279-3282, 213-538-8866.
Arnold & Porter’s Structured Finance practice brings together a team of finance lawyers from our New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, and Frankfurt offices, with extensive experience, not only in structured products and asset securitization transactions, but also in the related fields of bankruptcy, tax, securities, real estate, financial institutions regulation, and certain specialized industries. Our team has represented financial institutions in many of the largest and most complicated restructurings, portfolio sales and liquidations and government assistance transactions.
We regularly represent leading global financial institutions, hedge funds, private equity funds, pension funds, and insurance companies in a broad range of areas, including public and private ABS, RMBS and residential mortgage warehousing, CMBS, marketplace loan securitization, operating asset securitization, CLOs and corporate structured credit, commercial paper conduits, esoteric asset securitization, trade receivables securitization, structured asset funds, distressed asset sales, whole business securitization, warehouse facilities, and derivatives.
Northern Trust is a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management and banking to corporations, institutions, affluent families and individuals. Founded in Chicago in 1889, Northern Trust has a global presence with offices in 20 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., and across 23 locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of December 31, 2018, Northern Trust had assets under custody/administration of US$10.1 trillion, and assets under management of US$1.1 trillion. Northern Trust has a team of specialized professionals servicing private equity firms through the delivery of a unique mix of corporate banking, fund administration and wealth management solutions. Northern Trust’s highly focused strategy and long-term commitment to the private equity market has been a major driver of the success of our sponsor finance business.
Morrison & Foerster LLP is an international law firm with attorneys in key markets in America, Asia, and Europe. We regularly represent some of the largest lenders and private equity funds in a wide variety of financings, including subscription line of credit transactions and fund formation.
Our expertise encompasses: finance, restructuring, remedies, asset acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures; REITs, hotels and hospitality, development, land use, and construction; and leasing and asset management. Our clients include lenders (commercial banks, investment banks, specialty finance companies, and mortgage REITs), developers, equity investors (funds and fund advisors), and REITs. We represent clients in all of the major real estate product areas, including office, commercial, industrial, multi-family, hospitality, and specialized uses, such as energy.
The Maples Group, through its leading international legal services firms, advises global financial, institutional, business and private clients on the laws of the British Virgin Islands (“BVI”), the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg, and is an independent provider of fiduciary, fund services, regulatory and compliance, and entity formation and management services. Combining the Maples Group’s leading finance and investment funds capability, the Group’s Fund Finance team has widespread experience in advising on all aspects of fund finance and related security structures for both lenders and borrowers. The Maples Group distinguishes itself with a client-focused approach, providing solutions tailored to their specific needs. Its global network of lawyers and industry professionals are strategically located in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East to ensure that clients gain immediate access to expert advice and bespoke support, within convenient time zones. For more information, please visit: maples.com.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.5 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its JPMorgan and Chase brands.
J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank delivers customized wealth management advice and solutions to wealthy individuals and their families, leveraging its broad capabilities in investing, family office management, philanthropy, credit, fiduciary services and special advisory services to help its clients advance toward their own particular goals. J.P. Morgan’s Commercial Real Estate businesses provide dedicated service, forward-looking insights and tailored solutions, from capital redeployment and investment strategies to private debt and equity placement, asset analysis and portfolio evaluation to help clients address their unique challenges and opportunities and navigate the commercial real estate markets.
Conyers Dill & Pearman is a leading international law firm with a broad client base including FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies, international finance houses and asset managers. The Firm advises on Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands laws, from offices in those jurisdictions and in the key financial centres of Hong Kong, London and Singapore.
Travers Smith is an award-winning full-service law firm with offices in London and Paris. We build lasting relationships with publicly-listed and private companies, financial institutions and funds, as well as other business enterprises involved in large and complex UK and cross-border matters and transactions. We make it our priority to understand our clients’ sectors and their most important objectives.
We use a unique blend of technical skill and commercial experience to overcome some of the most complex business challenges. Our hallmark is to be entrepreneurial and exceptionally efficient. We fight only the battles that are worth winning, focusing on the results we can achieve for our clients rather than the points we can score.
We have been an active participant in the European fund finance space for over 15 years and frequently advise both lenders and borrowers on subscription, co-invest / GP support, NAV and hybrid facilities.
Scotiabank is Canada’s international bank and a leading financial services provider in the Americas. We are dedicated to helping our 25 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets.
Scotiabank is a leading provider of financial products and services to Financial Institution clients globally. It offers a full range of investment banking, corporate banking, and capital markets products to its Financial Institution clients, while working closely with partners across divisions to provide a coordinated approach across products and geographies. Subscription finance is a strategic product within Scotiabank’s fund finance platform, which also includes traditional lending, prime services, repurchase agreements, total return swaps and conduit finance.
With a team of more than 97,000 employees and assets of $998 billion (as at October 31, 2018), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (TSX: BNS) and New York Exchanges (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit http://gbm.scotiabank.com.
Ropes & Gray is a preeminent global law firm with more than 1,200 lawyers and legal professionals serving clients in major centers of business, finance, technology and government. The firm has offices in New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul, and has consistently been recognized for its leading practices in many areas, including private equity, M&A, finance, investment management, hedge funds, real estate, tax, antitrust, life sciences, health care, intellectual property, litigation & enforcement, privacy & cybersecurity and business restructuring.
Reed Smith is a market-leading international law firm specialising in funds finance. With more than 1,700 lawyers across 28 offices, it advises lenders and funds on capital call/subscription lines, NAV and asset-backed facilities, secondary funds facilities, hybrid facilities, co-investment and GP/manager support facilities and other fund liquidity facilities in Europe, the US, Asia and the UAE. It has one of the largest team of funds finance lawyers in London and provides specialist advice on the new and developing products in this area. Reed Smith has particular expertise with financings of direct lending, secondary and PE funds. Reed Smith’s funds finance team sits within our Financial Industry Group that contains more than 210 lawyers who provide dedicated multi-jurisdictional services to clients in the financial sector focusing on finance, funds and investment management, regulatory, tax, litigation and commercial restructuring and bankruptcy.
Our market-leading funds team spans time-zones and has an outstanding international reputation in offshore investment funds, working across a wide range of alternative fund asset classes – traditionally real estate, private equity, credit and hedge funds. We advise on the formation, structuring and regulation of investment funds in the Cayman Islands, the BVI, Jersey and Guernsey, and our lawyers provide ongoing legal advice to offshore funds and their managers and investors.
Our ‘one firm’ approach means that working together with clients we deliver seamless, objective and commercially grounded advice on the comparative advantages and disadvantages of the leading offshore fund jurisdictions. Our team exercises true commercial judgment in delivering advice often going the extra mile, with a personal approach, and forming genuine partnerships with our clients and their advisers. Clients benefit from our teams working together and making things happen in this way, resulting in deals being delivered on time and within budget.
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Moses & Singer LLP provides legal services to a broad array of clients, including prominent banks, companies, individuals and families. Our Banking & Finance Practice Group has deep perspective in fund finance structures and documentation, having represented money center banks in investor note financings in the early 1980s and in subscription financings since the 1990s. We have been an industry source of innovative structuring and documentary language, providing cost effective services to agent banks and syndicate members in subscription financing transactions involving a multitude of sponsors, funds, investors, jurisdictions and structural landscapes.
Loyens & Loeff is a leading law firm with integrated legal and tax practices. We handle all matters relating to banking, corporate, investment funds, private equity, real estate and tax law. Our offices in the Benelux and Switzerland mainly represent banks, financial institutions, investment funds and corporations, operating internationally.
Our global fund finance team advises in relation to the structuring of fund finance transactions and the related security packages. Relying on our extensive experience in the structuring of capital call subscription credit facilities, bridge facilities and permanent leverage facilities, we handle transactions involving alternative or regulated investment fund borrowers of all types, sizes and asset classes. Major lenders, investment fund managers, sponsors and market players in both the US and European markets count on our expertise regarding fund finance transactions. Our dedicated fund finance team has successfully acted for the most active international banks, arrangers, lenders and fund managers in these markets.
Loeb & Loeb is a premier law firm focused on helping organizations and individuals innovate, grow and evolve in a changing world. Our market leading practice and industry teams deliver practical insight and strategic solutions in complex deals, high-profile disputes, cutting-edge regulatory issues and other matters critical to our clients’ success. The firm has nearly 400 lawyers across seven offices in the United States and Asia. For more details, please visit www.loeb.com.
In North America, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking provides sound local US and UK knowledge and advice, providing our clients with the solutions they need to secure growth and manage risk.
Acting as a gateway to expert US-UK financial services, our teams of sector and product specialists deliver industry insight and experience alongside tailored solutions to suit our clients’ individual business needs.
Our offer includes core banking products such as lending, deposits and a range of domestic and international transaction banking services. In addition, through our registered broker-dealer, we provide access to financial markets and to sophisticated capital markets solutions ranging from private-side debt and public financing to risk management products and solutions for global corporates and financial institutions.
Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has deep local expertise with teams in New York, London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Paris and Singapore.
Kirkland & Ellis is a global leader in providing sophisticated advice to investment fund sponsors, institutional investors and other market participants in the alternative investment fund space. Kirkland offers clients the unsurpassed resources of a large, integrated, multidisciplinary, global team located across offices in the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific. With more than 380 dedicated Investment Funds attorneys, no other law firm matches the breadth, depth and scope of Kirkland’s experience in investment funds legal services.
With one of the largest and most active client bases of any law firm, Kirkland is uniquely positioned to provide unsurpassed market intelligence and cutting-edge solutions to address the broad spectrum of legal, regulatory, tax and commercial challenges facing investment funds and their sponsors in today’s market. Kirkland’s Investment Funds attorneys represent a diverse group of clients ranging from some of the world’s largest multi-strategy alternative asset managers and financial institutions to independent boutiques and sponsors raising first-time funds. Kirkland also represents a wide range of institutional investors around the globe, including sovereign wealth funds, family offices, corporations and other investors in private funds. These clients operate across a broad spectrum of alternative investment asset classes and strategies.
Since January 2016, Kirkland’s Investment Funds Group has formed more than 430 funds, representing in excess of $650 billion of commitments.
Clifford Chance is one of the world’s pre-eminent law firms, with the depth and range of resources to help our clients across all the major global financial centres. As a single, fully integrated partnership, we pride ourselves on our ability to work seamlessly across national borders to deliver broad industry expertise and local knowledge.
Clifford Chance brings a market-leading fund finance proposition, advising lenders and funds on a wide range of financing options, including capital call bridge financing, leveraged NAV facilities and borrowing base deals (including hybrid facilities), along with facilities for general partners. Our global funds/funds formation practice of over 130 lawyers works in tandem with our lending team to provide a complete fund financing platform for our clients.
CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with 10 million personal banking, business, public sector and institutional clients. CIBC offers a full range of advice, solutions and services in the United States, across Canada and around the world. In the U.S., CIBC Bank USA provides commercial banking, private and personal banking and small business banking solutions, and CIBC Private Wealth offers investment management, wealth strategies and legacy planning. Visit us at cibc.com/US.
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial financial services through more than 8,600 locations, 13,000 ATMs, online (wellsfargo.com), and mobile devices. We’re headquartered in San Francisco, but we’re decentralized so every local Wells Fargo location is a headquarters for satisfying our customers’ financial needs and helping them succeed financially. We do business with 70 million customers and one in three U.S. households. Wells Fargo has approximately 273,000 team members in 42 countries and territories across our more than 90 businesses. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.
We are a leading international banking group, with a presence in more than 60 of the world’s most dynamic markets. Our purpose is to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, and our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, Here for good. More than 80 per cent of our income and profits are derived from Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Our businesses serve four client segments in four regions – Europe & Americas, Africa & Middle East, Greater China & North Asia, ASEAN & South Asia – supported by seven global functions.
Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India. For more stories and expert opinions please visit Insights at sc.com. Follow Standard Chartered on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) is a core member of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG), a Tokyo-based bank holding company that is ranked among the largest 25 banks globally by assets under management.
SMBC Americas Division, with more than 2,500 employees, oversees operations in the US, Canada, Mexico, and South America. We work across SMFG to offer corporate and institutional clients sophisticated and comprehensive financial services around the globe.
Mayer Brown, the founding sponsor of the Annual Subscription Facility and Fund Finance Symposium, is a global legal services organization advising clients across the Americas, Asia and Europe. Mayer Brown’s finance platform is based on the Firm’s global position in the world’s leading markets, and partners dedicated to fund finance matters are located in Charlotte, New York, Chicago, London, Hong Kong and Singapore. As a result, the Firm has relationships with every major US lender along with the majority of active lenders in the European and Asian markets, and our lawyers have represented the lead agent and lenders in more than 550 subscription credit facilities since 2008. In addition to subscription credit facilities, Mayer Brown lawyers are experienced documenting the full suite of fund and portfolio-level financings, including NAV facilities, hybrid facilities, private placements, open-end fund facilities, management fee credit lines and an assortment of leveraged asset level transactions.
Haynes and Boone, LLP is one of the leading U.S. corporate law firms with offices across Texas, in New York, California, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Washington D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, representing agent banks in Subscription Financings in Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America. With more than 575 lawyers, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.‐based firms by The National Law Journal. The firm was instrumental in developing the structure and documentation for subscription financing in the early 1990s. With over 30 years of industry experience in the global subscription financing market, our Fund Finance Practice has worked through numerous business cycles, taking a multi‐disciplinary approach to working with clients and their customers on each transaction, preserving the lender‐borrower relationship by conducting all negotiations with an understanding of the fund’s business issues, while preserving each fund’s relationship with its investors. Our work in the global subscription financing market has been recognized by Private Equity International’s Global Annual Awards as one of the top law firms in the “Transactions” category for both Asia and North America. Our global team’s focus is a collaborative team approach with an emphasis on partner‐led deals. Our team advises on all types of fund finance including subscription financing, NAV/Hybrid, GP support and management fee financings.
Harneys is a global offshore law firm with entrepreneurial thinking built around professionalism, personal service and rapid response. Open, progressive and personable, we provide advice on British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Bermuda and Anguilla law to an international client base which includes the world’s top law firms, financial institutions, investment funds and private individuals. Our network is the largest among offshore law firms with more than 12 locations in major financial centres across Europe, Asia, the Americas and the Caribbean, allowing us to provide reliable and timely service of the highest quality to clients in their own languages and time zones.
Comerica Bank’s Equity Fund Services Group specializes in providing a full range of banking services including capital call lines, subscription lines and loans to general partners for leading venture capital and private equity funds throughout the US and Canada. The group is staffed with experienced professionals who understand the unique needs of funds. Our relationship managers work closely with Comerica Bank product experts who can bring solutions to address treasury management, foreign exchange and custody needs. Learn more at Comerica.com. Member FDIC. Equal Opportunity Lender.
Carey Olsen is a leading offshore law firm advising financial institutions, corporations and private clients on Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey law from a network of nine international offices.
Our fund finance specialists have extensive experience of advising on all types of lending to investment funds in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey.
Our lawyers regularly deal with subscription facilities, GP leverage, co-invest facilities as well as hybrid and NAV based arrangements, with loan sizes ranging from tens of millions to billions of dollars.
Our team includes banking, finance and investment funds specialists who are hugely experienced in closing deals in this sector. We act directly for banks and borrowers as well as alongside leading global law firms.
Relationships are key and we seek to maintain excellent lender, fund manager and investor relations as a priority.
For more information, visit https://www.careyolsen.com/services/investment-funds/fund-finance
With over 225 years of legal experience, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP serves a diverse client base, including many of the world’s leading financial institutions and corporations. With five offices in the U.S. and Europe, Cadwalader offers legal expertise in antitrust, banking, corporate finance, corporate governance, energy, environmental, executive compensation, financial restructuring, health care, intellectual property, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, private wealth, real estate, regulation, securitization, structured finance, tax and white collar defense. We have more than two decades of experience in fund finance, and provide practical, yet cutting edge, advice to a wide variety of financial institutions active in the space. Our team regularly represents the agent, lead arrangers and lenders on subscription credit and capital call facilities to real estate, private equity and other investment funds.
Steve Jacoby co-heads the Luxembourg Banking, Finance and Capital Markets practice and handles acquisition finance, bank lending, securitisation, capital markets, regulatory, derivatives, general banking law (including litigation), corporate law and insolvency matters. Steve is an associate lecturer (Chargé de Cours Associé) at the University of Luxembourg in banking, finance and capital markets law. He is a regular contributor to legal journals and a member of various advisory committees on financial law questions within Luxembourg public Institutions and professional organisations.
Samantha Hutchinson advises both financial institutions and private markets managers on the full range of fund finance products across all asset classes. She has advised on some of the largest subscription and leverage deals in the market, including a $2bn secondary financing for a leading European secondary manager, a $1.5bn hybrid umbrella facility and a €5bn subscription line to a leading global primary fund. In the last twelve months she has advised on over fifty new fund financings exceeding £15bn in value. Sam has been advising financial institutions and private markets managers for over fifteen years, and her practice covers the full range of fund lending products, including subscription lines, primary and secondary leverage and liquidity lines, GP and executive financings and co-invest facilities delivered via a number of different structures including framework and umbrella facilities.
Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 67 million consumer and small business clients with approximately 4,400 retail financial centers, approximately 16,100 ATMs, and award-winning digital banking with more than 36 million active users, including nearly 26 million mobile users. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations across the United States, its territories and more than 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Anthony Scaramucci was the Founder of SkyBridge Capital. In June 2017, he was named the Chief Strategy Officer of the EXIM Bank. In 2016, Scaramucci was named to President-Elect Trump’s 16- person Presidential Transition Team Executive Committee, and served as the White House Communications Director over a short period in July 2017.
Scaramucci is the author of three books: The Little Book of Hedge Funds, Goodbye Gordon Gekko and Hopping Over the Rabbit Hole, a 2016 Wall Street Journal best- seller.
Prior to founding SkyBridge in 2005, Scaramucci co-founded investment partnership Oscar Capital Management, which was sold to Neuberger Berman in 2001. Earlier, he was a vice president in Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs.
In 2016, Scaramucci was ranked No 85 in Worth Magazine’s Power 100: The 100 Most Powerful People in Global Finance. In 2011, he received Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year – New York Award in the Financial Services category.
Scaramucci is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), vice chair of the Kennedy Center Corporate Fund Board, a board member of both The Brain Tumor Foundation and Business Executives for National Security (BENS), and a Trustee of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Foundation. He was a member of the New York City Financial Services Advisory Committee from 2007-12.
Bridge Bank, a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, helps business clients realize their growth ambitions. Founded in 2001 in Silicon Valley, Bridge Bank offers a better way to bank for small-market and middle-market businesses across many industries, as well as emerging technology companies and the private equity community. Geared to serving both venture-backed and non-venture-backed companies, Bridge Bank delivers a broad scope of financial solutions including growth capital, equipment and working capital credit facilities, sustainable energy project finance, venture debt, treasury management, asset-based lending, SBA and commercial real estate loans, ESOP finance and a full line of international products and services. Based in San Jose, Bridge Bank has eight offices in major markets across the country along with Western Alliance Bank’s powerful array of specialized financial services. Western Alliance Bank is the primary subsidiary of Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bancorporation. One of the country’s top-performing banking companies, Western Alliance has ranked in the top 10 on the Forbes “Best Banks in America” list for four consecutive years, 2016-2019. For more information, visit bridgebank.com.
Appleby is a leading offshore law firm with close to 500 people, including 60 partners, operating from 10 offices around the globe. We advise global public and private companies, financial institutions, and high net worth individuals, working with them and their advisers to achieve practical solutions, whether in a single location or across multiple jurisdictions.
Appleby represents combined ingenuity and talent working in the most significant international offshore financial centres, and is focused on the development of new products and the provision of effective service to its clients.
Appleby has been ranked as one of the world’s largest providers of offshore legal services in The Lawyer’s Offshore Survey in recent years. They deliver sophisticated, specialised services, primarily in the areas of Banking & Finance, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Private Client and Trusts, Regulatory and Property.