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Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP

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United States: Investment fund formation and management

Mutual/registered/ exchange-traded funds
Mutual/registered/exchange-traded funds - ranked: tier 1

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP is ‘highly experienced in the industry and able to use its experience to assist clients in achieving their targets’. Bruce Leto in Philadelphia has an ‘encyclopedic knowledge of the relevant law, from the nuances of the regulation to the most obscure no-action letter’; he advised Franklin Templeton, a client for over two decades, on shepherding over a hundred funds through a major governance project. In the traditional ’40 Act funds space, Eric Purple in Washington DC is advising Morningstar Investment Management on forming a mutual fund complex, and Alison Fuller (also in Washington DC) and Matthew DiClemente in Philadelphia are advising the BlackRock equity bond board. As far as manager M&A activity is concerned, Leto and DiClemente are assisting Invesco with its purchase of Guggenheim’s ETF business, including translating the funds onto the PowerShares platform. Other names to note in Philadelphia include Michael Mabry, who ‘has a terrific breadth of experience for mutual and closed-end funds’, and Michael O’Hare, who is ‘knowledgeable on the issues affecting the factors that independent trustees face’; while in Washington DC, regulatory expert Ruth Epstein has ‘a wealth of knowledge, numerous industry contacts and a strong understanding of the practical considerations that go in to decision-making’) and Michael Mundt advises key names in the sector on ETFs. The firm also acts for RBC Funds, Macquarie Investment Management and American Century.

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