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Anna Maleva-Otto

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Investment Management, Cybersecurity, Hedge Funds, Regulatory & Compliance


Anna Maleva-Otto is a partner in the Investment Management Regulatory & Compliance Group of the London office. She concentrates her practice on advising asset managers on a range of UK financial services regulatory matters, including the impact of EU directives and regulations. She advises clients on the establishment of regulated businesses, financial crime (including market abuse, money laundering and bribery), financial promotion and offers of securities, regulatory reporting and disclosure obligations, regulatory capital and conduct of business rules. She frequently participates in industry working groups in connection with new and emerging regulatory initiatives, and has advised asset managers on several key pieces of recent EU legislation (including GDPR, Short Selling Regulation, Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, MiFID II, MAR, EMIR and SFT Regulation). Anna began her career as a regulatory consultant assisting clients in the financial services sector with the design and implementation of compliance procedures, conduct of internal compliance investigations, compliance audits and remediation exercises.

Anna has been recognised as one of The Hedge Fund Journal’s 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds and frequently speaks and writes on topics related to her areas of expertise. Anna recently worked with AIMA to produce MiFID2 – A Guide for Investment Managers, authored the “Insider Trading Law in the United Kingdom” chapter in Insider Trading Law and Compliance Answer Book (Practising Law Institute) and co-authored “Brexit: What Alternative Asset Managers Can Expect,” published in The Hedge Fund Journal. Her recent speaking engagements have addressed topics such as market abuse and insider dealing and payments for research under MiFID II. Anna is admitted to practice in England and Wales, and New York. Anna received her JD from Emory University School of Law and her MA from Saint Petersburg State University (Russia).


Emory University School of Law, JD; Saint Petersburg State University, MA

London: Investment fund formation and management

Hedge funds

Within: Hedge funds

Schulte Roth & Zabel International LLP handles a range of hedge fund launches, many of which using traditional Cayman Island structures, and also advises fund managers on spin-outs and on day-to-day operational issues. Christopher Hilditch, who 'is prepared to offer practical solutions to issues rather than just stating the law', advised Cantab Capital Partners on forming a new master-feeder hedge fund, the client's first since its acquisition by GAM in 2016, and separately advised Orchard Global Asset Management on creating a new structure with Cayman and Delaware feeders. Josh Dambacher advised Cevian Capital on a capital-raising, including negotiating side letters with sovereign wealth funds, and separately advised Lancaster Investment Management on the launch of a new structure to be managed by a team led by a new hire from Greenlight Capital. Cathy Weist is also recommended, as are Nick Fagge and Anna Maleva-Otto, for tax and regulatory issues respectively. Other clients include Marshall Wace, which the team advised on launching several sub-funds to its Irish and Delaware funds, and Securis Investment Partners, which the team advised on a hurricane-related risk insurance fund. Also in the insurance space, Hilditch also advised Credit Suisse ILS on structuring a hybrid fund, structured as a segregated portfolio of a Cayman company, investing in reinsurance in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Jose.

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