August 26. 2014
The Hedge Fund Association (“HFA”), a global nonprofit trade and nonpartisan lobbying organization, announced today the appointment of Simon Riveles of Riveles Law Group, as Chairman of its Regulatory & Government Advisory Board. The Board educates lawmakers and regulators about hedge funds, and advocates on behalf of its members and their interests. More information on the HFA can be found here: https://www.thehfa.org/
The HFA is an international not-for-profit industry trade and nonpartisan lobbying organization devoted to advancing transparency, development, and trust in alternative investments. Membership in the HFA includes hedge fund firms; global financial institutions with hedge fund offerings including private banks, asset management firms, and broker dealers; investors including funds of hedge funds, family offices, pension funds, and foundations; and service providers including prime brokers, administrators, custodians, auditors, lawyers, risk managers, technologists and third party marketers.
Simon Riveles is the principal of Riveles Law Group. The firm specializes in structuring and advising hedge and private equity funds, both on and offshore. The firm works with managers pursuing diverse investment strategies including equities, options, futures, forex, real estate, and credit. The firm also assists investment advisers, commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisers, future commission merchants and retail foreign exchange dealers in all aspects of registration with regulatory authorities at the state, SEC and CFTC levels. The firm counsels clients on all aspects of the changing regulatory landscape affecting private funds and their managers.
On being appointed, Mr. Riveles commented that he is “eager to advocate on behalf of smaller and emerging managers, particularly at a time when the Securities and Exchange Commission is considering raising the income and net worth standards under the “accredited investor” test.
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