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Investment Funds & Asset Management
Practice Area Definition
Investments Funds & Asset Management work is generally understood to include a broad range of legal services to public mutual funds, private investment funds, labour-sponsored venture capital funds, special-purpose investment vehicles structured as mutual funds for tax or regulatory reasons, Canadian and international investment advisers and to mutual fund and other securities dealers. These legal services include establishment of new funds and advising as to regulatory compliance, disclosure, distribution, dealer compensation and management fees; offerings of fund securities by prospectus or private placement; fund mergers and conversions; taxation; adviser and dealer registrations; custodial arrangements; sales communications; use of derivatives by funds; conflicts of interests and fiduciary duties of trustees, managers, advisers and general governance issues; mutual fund limited partnerships; and advising as to access to US and offshore markets for Canadian funds and access of US and offshore funds to Canadian markets.