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Grania Baird

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Farrer & Co

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Banking and financial services.


Grania advises asset managers, private banks and other financial services firms on all aspects of financial services law. Grania's work covers both regulatory advice as well as advising on the structuring and set up of investment funds and other products. Grania acts for both established institutions as well as start-up FCA and PRA-regulated businesses.


Trained at Farrer & Co; qualified in 1996; made a partner in 2002.


St Edmund Hall, Oxford University.

London: Corporate and commercial

Financial services

Within: Financial services

Headed by Grania Baird,  Farrer & Co 's two-partner team generates a substantial amount of regulatory work as a result of the firm's impressive roster of clients in the private banking and private wealth management sectors in particular. Baird has been advising a private bank in relation to a significant redraft of the terms of business of its wealth management arm, particularly in light of MiFID ii. As part of his wide-ranging practice, Andy Peterkin provides regulatory input in relation to the operation of alternative investment funds, as well as on capital markets and securities regulatory matters.

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London: Investment fund formation and management

Retail funds

Within: Retail funds

Farrer & Co handles a range of work concerning retail funds, much of which involving the charitable sector. Grania Baird advised CCLA Investment Management on various matters, including issues regarding the calculation of its money market fund, and continues to advise the Charities Property Fund. Andy Peterkin also advises on regulatory matters, some of which concerning PRIIPS.

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