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Richard Perry

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Richard is involved in transactional, advisory and regulatory work for asset managers and other businesses operating in the financial services sector. He is an investment funds specialist advising on funds of all types and the promotion of investment products, especially hedge funds.


Partner in the financial services group (part of the financial markets department) Simmons & Simmons 1999; regular speaker at international conferences and has recently given talks on legal and regulatory developments relevant to the hedge fund management industry; member of the Alternative Investment Management Association’s research committee.

London: Investment fund formation and management

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Richard Perry - Simmons & Simmons

Within: Hedge funds

Simmons & Simmons handles a range of heavyweight hedge fund work for a large number of Europe's leading names in the sector. Iain Cullen  is 'a go-to individual in the UK hedge fund space; he is a formidable lawyer who always brings a strong analytical process to novel problems, and backs it up with huge experience and document knowledge'. Cullen advised Brevan Howard Capital Management on the launch of a fund with Cayman and Delaware feeders to be managed in Jersey, using both an ERISA hard-wired structure and a 1-or-30 fee structure. Lucian Firth and Richard Perry advised longstanding client Schroder Investment Managemen on creating Schroder Securitized Credit Fund, which has one of its feeder funds domiciled in Bermuda. Devarshi Saksena  advises AHL Partners, which is part of Man Group, on MiFID 2 research unbundling issues. In the fund-of-funds space, Dale Gabbert advised UBS on creating an Irish umbrella fund to provide its clients access to various hedge funds. Perry advised Janus-Henderson on a restructuring of numerous funds to ensure MiFID compliance. Other clients include GSA Capital, which Perry advised on structuring a fund-of-one for an Australian retirement plan.

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