We are pleased to welcome Carl Frischling, Aviva Grossman, Alex Alberstadt, and Mark Parise as members of Perkins Coie’s Investment Management practice. Most readers of this blog will recognize Carl Frischling, named as a Senior Statesman by Chambers USA and as a leading lawyer by the Legal 500. Carl is the recipient of Fund Directions’ “Independent Counsel of the Year Award” and “Lifetime Achievement Award,” and he was named one of the “Visionaries of the Modern Mutual Fund Industry” by Strategic Insight.

Welcome to our new blog, in which you will find unique analysis and insights into legal developments affecting asset managers and investment funds in the United States. Few other businesses are as defined by regulation as asset management or struggle with greater regulatory challenges. The challenges stem not only from the inherent difficulties and complexities of the subject, but also the profusion of regulators with inconsistent, sometimes conflicting, policy objectives. The combination of banking, securities, commodities, fiduciary, tax and accounting rules can create a Gordian knot of legal questions.