As a preeminent legal beacon, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP proudly ranks among the world's foremost law firms. Garnering industry accolades for its litigation prowess, expertise in high-stakes appellate cases, and innovative leadership in transformative transactions and public policy, Akin Gump offers an all-encompassing suite of services to a diverse clientele—ranging from global enterprises to esteemed individuals. Our distinguished litigators, dealmakers, and policy experts unite with unwavering dedication to a noble mission: the success and prosperity of our clients.
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 68 million consumer and small business clients with approximately 3,900 retail financial centers, approximately 15,000 ATMs and award-winning digital banking with approximately 56 million verified digital 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 households 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.
Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customers and clients, and by geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group.
Our purpose is creating opportunities to rise. We support sustainable and inclusive growth by connecting the ideas, innovations and aspirations of our customers and clients to the capital that can bring them to life. For over 325 years we have funded progress, and today we remain committed to helping make our world more sustainable, more inclusive and more connected.
Learn more at https://www.cib.barclays/
HSBC Global Banking and Markets is an emerging markets-led and financing-focused business that provides tailored financial solutions to major government, corporate and institutional clients worldwide.
Global Banking and Markets has offices in more than 60 countries and territories. Managed as a global business, we offer clients geographic reach and deep local knowledge.
Our clients are served by teams that bring together relationship managers and product specialists to develop financial solutions that meet individual client needs.
Our Client-focused business lines deliver a full range of banking capabilities:
- Investment banking and financing solutions, including corporate banking, investment banking, and leveraged acquisition finance.
- Global transaction banking services, including trade services, global liquidity and cash management, and securities services.
- One of the largest markets businesses of its kind, with 24-hour coverage and knowledge of local markets and providing services in credit and rates, foreign exchange and money markets.
- Global asset management solutions for institutions, financial intermediaries and private investors worldwide.
- A broad range of research services including macro, sector and company coverage complemented by trading ideas and strategies.
Learn more at https://www.gbm.hsbc.com/
J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank is a global leader across banking, markets and securities services. The world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100 countries. With $32 trillion of assets under custody and $714 billion in deposits, the Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world. Further information about J.P. Morgan is available at www.jpmorgan.com.
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP (SRZ) is a full-service law firm with offices in New York, Washington, DC and London. A pioneer in the alternative investment management industry, SRZ has been advising private investment funds for more than 50 years. SRZ has across-the-board expertise in all strategies, including credit and direct lending funds, hedge, private equity, CLOs, specialty finance, long/short equity, global macro, activist, blockchain technology, digital assets, litigation finance, LBO, distressed, real estate and venture, among others. SRZ has the largest and most comprehensive regulatory and compliance practice in the asset management space. The lawyers advise managers on running their businesses consistent with applicable laws, regulations and legal requirements, in addition to counseling on SEC registration, examination and enforcement matters.
Sidley is an elite global law firm. With 2,300 lawyers, annual revenue of US$3 billion, and experience that spans 157 years, we have established a reputation using Built to Win℠ legal strategies in successfully representing clients in more than 70 countries on complex transactional, investigation, regulatory, and litigation matters. With 21 offices strategically situated in key commercial and financial hubs throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia Pacific, our perspective and our reach are truly global. Our lawyers and business professionals, fluent in more than 80 languages, possess the cultural awareness and cross-border legal acumen needed to bring clarity to a dynamic business landscape.
Sidley has a premier, global practice in structuring and advising investment funds and advisers. The Investment Funds practice group serves virtually every type of investment fund and investment manager, as well as many other market participants. The group has approximately 130 corporate, securities and derivatives lawyers dedicated to investment funds, investment management and derivatives work worldwide.
UBS Investment Bank provides corporate, institutional and wealth management clients with expert advice, innovative solutions, execution and comprehensive access to international capital markets. It offers advisory services and provides in-depth cross-asset research, along with access to equities, foreign exchange, precious metals and selected rates and credit markets, through its business units, Global Banking and Global Markets. The Investment Bank is an active participant in capital markets flow activities, including sales, trading and market-making across a range of securities.
With more than 100 of our 350 attorneys dedicated to serving fund and investor clients, our Investment Management Group is a leader in the United States, distinguished for our client service. Our global clients include investment funds and advisers, emerging managers, some of the largest and best known asset managers with AUM in the tens of billions and a range of structures and strategies.
Our core services include:
-Fund Formation and Structuring
-Regulatory and Compliance
-Derivatives and Structured Products
-Private Equity, M&A, Debt Financing
-Securities and Capital Markets Litigation
-Tax, T&E, ERISA, Employment, IP, Insurance
Learn more at https://www.lowenstein.com
Seward & Kissel is home to one of the largest investment management practices. 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 private fund managers, as well as start-up and emerging managers across all asset classes and strategies. We draw on our extensive experience and industry contacts to help our clients achieve practical business solutions within a complex legal and regulatory framework. In addition to the Investment Management practice, Seward & Kissel provides full-service guidance on tax, ERISA, litigation, employment, trademark, bankruptcy, trusts & estates, corporate finance, capital markets, derivatives, commodities, business transactions and real estate matters. The Firm advises 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. Our attorneys have significant regulatory and government investigation, enforcement and litigation experience and offer solutions to examinations and matters before the SEC, FINRA, Department of Justice and state regulators.
Bipsync is a Research Automation Platform purposefully designed to optimize end-to-end research management processes for the investment front-office. We use modern technologies, agile processes and user-centered design to drive speed, agility, quality and efficiency into our customers’ research processes to drive better decisions, faster. Bipsync clients span the entire investment management industry across asset class, strategy and size. The world’s largest allocators right through to pre-launch hedge funds rely on Bipsync as a single system of record and modern productivity environment to help them power their unique research processes and drive operational excellence.
DiligenceVault is the investment industry leader in offering a comprehensive due diligence technology platform for asset owners, allocators, consultants, and fund managers. Today, over 60,000 users leverage DiligenceVault in digitizing and streamlining their due diligence framework, moving away from previously manually intensive, error-prone, and expensive diligence processes.
Investors and allocators leverage the platform to digitize and automate their diligence processes, significantly reducing their time to collect, analyze, and report data, while empowering teams to make better investment decisions.
RFP, investor relations, database marketing, and portfolio specialist teams at asset managers adopt the platform to digitize and centralize all of their investor content, database profiles, and Q&A. They collaborate as teams and leverage our intelligent algorithms and automations to deliver faster response times while providing an efficient, accurate, and modern experience to their investor clients
DiligenceVault is trusted by leading global asset allocators including Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Frontier Advisors, Hamilton Lane, NEPC, Shadmoor Advisors, Universities Superannuation Scheme, UTIMCO, and Wells Fargo. Founded in 2014, the firm delivers a global support commitment with teams in New York, Boston, London, India, Australia and Singapore. For more information about DiligenceVault, please visit: www.diligencevault.com