Investment Management

Investment Management

Attorneys in Foster Pepper’s investment management practice provide sophisticated and efficient counsel to clients on a broad range of transactions. We advise institutional investors, including public pension funds, universities, and endowments, and assist clients with their alternative investment counsel needs. 

Our diverse and dedicated team proudly represents more than 35 public pension funds, positioning our team among the top investment management practices in the country.

Our interdisciplinary team is comprised of more than a dozen skilled attorneys who dedicate a significant portion of their practices to serving the firm’s alternative investments clients, the majority of which are public pension funds. Since beginning our work with public pension fund clients in 1989, we are regularly retained by many of the country’s most prominent public pension funds to negotiate and structure their investments; advise on public disclosure requests, federal and state tax issues, fiduciary duty matters, and investment workouts; as well as handle complex litigation. 

Clients look to us to provide guidance in the following alternative investment areas:

  • Bankruptcy, workouts, and distressed investments
  • Derivatives/ISDA
  • Direct and passive investments
  • Fiduciary duty matters
  • Hedge funds
  • Infrastructure funds
  • International funds
  • Opportunistic funds
  • Private equity
  • Real estate funds
  • Securities and regulatory compliance
  • Federal, state and international taxation

We also often provide service related to the following agreements:

  • Custodial/depository
  • Manager/consultant
  • Securities lending

Foster Pepper investment management attorneys partner with our clients to develop practical strategies for structuring, documenting, and negotiating derivatives transactions. We have extensive experience with both debt and equity derivatives transactions involving:

  • Caps, floors, collars and related instruments
  • Commodities
  • Credit
  • Current and forward interest rate and currency swaps and swaptions
  • Securities


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