Jessica Reed > Farrer & Co > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Farrer & Co

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Banking & Financial Services


Jessica advises a wide range of financial services firms, including asset managers, private banks and international financial institutions, upon all aspects of financial regulatory law. She regularly advises upon UK regulated fund structures, and has a wealth of experience in regulated fund set-up, amendments, mergers and terminations, as well as queries involving cross-border issues. Jessica has a particular interest in charitable fund structures and charity compliance. She regularly works with the Firm’s charities lawyers to help charitable institutions understand their obligations under UK financial regulatory law and also international compliance issues such as FATCA and the Common Reporting Standard. In 2014, Jessica spent nine months on secondment to a well-known UK private bank.


Financial Journalist for Adfero Ltd: 2004 – 2007; Trained at Clifford Chance LLP. Qualified in August 2011 and joined Farrer & Co in October 2012.


Royal Holloway, University of London, BA; BBP (London), GDL; College of Law (London), LPC

Lawyer Rankings

London > Investment fund formation and management > Retail funds

Farrer & Co has carved out a strong niche in the property and charity funds market, advising these alongside traditional retail fund managers on matters ranging from fund formation to a range of regulatory issues, including the new consumer duty, governance and guidelines around high risk investments. Leading the team is Grania Baird, who specialises in the establishment of authorised funds such as UCITS and NURS among others. Jessica Reed‘s practice centres on the establishment of open-ended investment structures, with a further focus on ESG investing, while Andy Peterkin focuses on alternative capital raising structures and the marketing of private funds and pooled investment vehicles.