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Pillsbury is hosting an event with the Association of Women in Alternative Investing (AWAI) on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.  Kathleen Dunlap, CEO of Girls Who Invest (www.girlswhoinvest.org) will be speaking about the GWI program and how it inspires and supports young women become tomorrow’s investment leaders. The program will also include some of the young women who are interning in San Francisco after participating in GWI.  Ildiko Duckor, co-head of  Pillsbury’s investment funds practice, will moderate the program.

Introduction by: Carol Jupiter, Member of the Steering Committee of AWAI

Moderated by: Ildiko Duckor,  Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Speaker: Kathleen Dunlap, CEO, Girls Who Invest

The event will be held at Pillsbury located in 4 Embarcadero Center, Suite 2200, San Francisco, CA 94111.

To register please click HERE.

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Sam Pearse, a corporate and securities Partner from our London office and member of Pillsbury’s Investment Funds Group, will be visiting Pillsbury’s San Francisco office on April 3 and 4.

Sam has extensive experience advising asset managers on strategies regarding fund formation and fundraising in the UK and across the EU.  In particular, he has advised many US asset managers on how to navigate the complex fundraising regime within the European Union following the implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, and the related investor and regulator disclosures.  As a member of Pillsbury’s Brexit team, Sam also has a good understanding of the likely landscape for asset managers in a post-Brexit world.

Sam also advises asset managers and investment advisors on the acquisition and divestment of assets, and the exercise of rights held by shareholders in UK listed companies.

If you would like to meet or speak with Sam whilst he is in San Francisco regarding your questions or concerns regarding any of the matters described above, please contact him at samuel.pearse@pillsburylaw.com.

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Pillsbury is hosting an event with 100 Women in Finance on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Amanda Pullinger, CEO of 100 Women in Finance, and Diane Schrader, Board Member, will discuss the vision, maturity and growth of 100 Women in Finance.

The event will be held at Pillsbury located in 4 Embarcadero Center, Suite 2200, San Francisco, CA 94111.

To register for the event, please visit the 100 Women in Finance events page.

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NEW YORK—Pillsbury has been named Best Onshore Law Firm for Hedge Fund Startups by HFMWeek at its HFM U.S. Hedge Fund Services Awards 2016. Partner Ildiko Duckor, who is co-leader of the firm’s Investment Funds & Investment Management practice, accepted the honor at the awards ceremony, which was held at New York’s Cipriani restaurant on October 20.

The HFM awards recognize the top U.S. hedge fund service providers that have demonstrated exceptional customer service and innovative product development over the past 12 months. Winners are determined by a panel of independent industry experts, who look at a combination of quantitative and qualitative measures. Pillsbury was shortlisted in two of the three onshore law firm categories this year. Last year, the firm was honored by HFM in the Client Service category.

Pillsbury’s Investment Funds & Investment Management (IFIM) practice comprises more than two dozen business and litigation lawyers across the firm’s U.S. and international offices. The group represents investment advisers, including hedge fund managers, private equity sponsors and mutual fund advisers; commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors; benefit plans; broker-dealers; and other industry participants in a variety of strategic, regulatory, compliance and enforcement matters; and institutional investors in connection with alternative investment transactions.

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Pillsbury is hosting Plum Alley Investments, a private-membership on-line platform connecting women investors with businesses run by women entrepreneurs.  The breakfast will feature an intimate conversation about shaping the world by investing in private companies led by women entrepreneurs.  Venue: Pillsbury office, 22nd Floor, Four Embarcadero Center, San Francisco; Wednesday, July 20th, 8:30 – 10 a.m.

Plum Alley gives members access to select opportunities to invest in private companies along with custom experiences both on-line and off-line to collaborate, imagine and transform the world. Plum Alley founders Deborah Jackson and Andrea Turner Moffitt have over three decades of relevant expertise as investors, entrepreneurs, experts in capital raising and finance.  Plum Alley members represent a diverse range of women and men with expertise across technology, financial services, philanthropy, healthcare, consumer, and more. They have deep expertise, connections, financial resources and prominence in their personal and professional lives.

For more about Plum Alley:

Fortune: The Creative Way This Firm Is Getting Female Investors into the Big Leagues

Forbes: How A Crowdfunding Site Helps Women Support Women

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Pillsbury is hosting a hedge fund startup event with 100 Women in Hedge Funds next Thursday, July 14.  Experts representing two firms named as Institutional Investor’s 2015 Hedge Fund Rising Stars will discuss the essentials to launch and grow an investment firm in today’s environment.  They, along with a tenured hedge fund consulting professional, and Ildiko Duckor, co-head of Pillsbury’s Investment Funds practice will discuss how to build and scale an institutional quality business, address strategy marketability and infrastructure, cover legal and compliance considerations and tackle successful fundraising techniques.

Pillsbury has been named “Best Onshore Law Firm-Client Service” by HFMWeek at its HFM U.S. Hedge Fund Services Awards several times, including in 2015.  Pillsbury’s Emerging Hedge Fund Manager program provides packaged launch solutions to small hedge fund startups for a reasonable fixed fee and other startup benefits.

RSVP:  Please contact Ailyn Cabico if you are interested in attending the event.

For more event information, please read the Event Invitation.

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Yesterday, Pillsbury hosted the first FinTech Roundtable of 2016,  a series of risk management and regulatory compliance roundtables for FinTech companies.  Senior Managers from Prosper, SigFig and FundingCircle discussed the market and technology challenges they face (including cybersecurity risk) and approaches they have adopted.  Pillsbury partnered with  the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) – a non-profit professional association, Oyster Consulting – a firm providing comprehensive consulting and compliance services for financial firms and La Meer Inc. – a risk management solutions company.

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Yesterday, Pillsbury hosted the first in a series of risk management and regulatory compliance round tables for FinTech companies.  The meetings will explore technology-related risk and compliance issues in the financial services space, such as in mobile banking, online brokerage, automated (“robo”) investment advisers, P2P lending, to name a few.  Pillsbury partnered with  the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (a non-profit professional association), Oyster Consulting (a firm providing comprehensive consulting and compliance services for financial firms) and La Meer Inc. (a risk management solutions company).

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Brian Finch, a partner in Pillsbury’s Public Policy Practice, will be speaking on cybersecurity at a 100WHF event in San Francisco on October 13, 2015.  The event is titled Under Attack: Cyberdefense in the Network Age. Mr. Finch is recognized as a leading legal authority on matters related to cyber security.  He co-authored an article on Cybercrimes affecting hedge funds, posted in our blog.

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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is pleased to present an exclusive client discount for the upcoming:

 Hedge Fund General Counsel and Compliance Officer Summit
October 19, starting at 8:00 a.m. through October 20, ending at 4:30 p.m. ET.
The University Club, New York, NY

Use Promotion Code HFPWSP for a 35% discount when registering.
Click Here to Register

Join us for our session:
“2015 Exam Priorities: Tips for Handling SEC Exams and Investigations”
taking place Tuesday, October 20, 2015, from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

 Discussion Leader:

Ildiko Duckor
Partner and Co-head, Investment Funds & Investment Management Practice,
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

 Speakers to Include:

 David Charnin, Managing Director, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer,
Strategic Value Partners, LLC

Sarah A. Good, Partner and Co-leader, Securities Litigation & Enforcement Team,
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

William H. Woolverton, Senior Managing Director and General Counsel,
Gottex Funds Management

Steven A. Yadegari, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel,
Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn, LLC

   For more information Click Here

or contact Deborah Bernbaum at (212) 457-7918 or DBernbaum@alm.com
For registration inquiries, contact Frank Wolson at (212) 457-9510 or FWolson@alm.com