Exploring the Overlap Between Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds: Opportunities and Challenges

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 60 minutes
Recorded Date: October 04, 2017
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  • Why does private equity continue to be attractive?
  • How are private equity funds structured to execute their investment agenda?
  • What are the applications in the hedge fund arena where structures are oriented towards illiquidity?
  • What type of hedge fund has the capability to hold illiquid investments and pursue them?
  • Regulatory commonalities between hedge funds and private equity funds
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: October 4, 2017


In this program, the panelist will discuss the overlap between hedge funds and private equity funds and the different challenges and opportunities that present themselves.

This program was recorded on October 4th, 2017.

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Andrew T. Reardon

Chief Legal Officer
Healthcare Royalty Partners

Andrew T. Reardon is the Chief Legal Officer at HCR, an investment firm that purchases royalties and uses debt-like structures to invest in commercial or near commercial stage life science assets. Andrew is directly responsible for all legal matters, including transactions, fund and managed account formation, offering and management, litigation, and general corporate matters. Andrew also functions as a critical member of the investment team through all phases of HCR’s investments, including the initial transaction evaluation and negotiation, life-cycle management, and the structuring of effective exits. Andrew is also a member of the compliance team and coordinates with the CCO on compliance matters.

Prior to joining HCR, Andrew was with Willkie Farr & Gallagher. His experience includes advising private equity funds, hedge funds, lenders and operating companies on matters including fund formations, financings, equity issuances, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, royalty transactions, restructurings and corporate governance.

Mr. Reardon received a J.D., with high distinction, from The University of Iowa College of Law where he was the recipient of the Alan I. Widiss Faculty Scholar Award, and a B.A., with honors, from the State University of New York, College at Old Westbury. Mr. Reardon is a former officer with the United States Army National Guard

Cynthia A. Marian, Esq.

Head of Legal and Compliance
Marto Captial LP

Cynthia A. Marian, Esq. is Head of Legal and Compliance at Marto Capital LP (“Marto”), a start-up hedge fund manager that will begin accepting outside capital in Q4 2016. Marto is a CFTC-registered investment adviser and NFA member, as well as an SEC-registered exempt reporting adviser, and will manage client assets using a fundamental, systematic global macro strategy.

Prior to joining Marto, Ms. Marian was General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Civic Capital Advisors, LLC, a New York City-based SEC- and CFTC-registered investment adviser and NFA member with an affiliated office in Sydney, Australia. Civic employed a research-intensive global macro behavioral investment strategy and at its peak managed approximately $1.3 billion in client assets, which included both a master-feeder private fund structure and several separately managed accounts. As the sole in-house counsel and head of the compliance department, Ms. Marian managed the formation and launch of several new private investment funds, including concomitant negotiations with strategic and seed investors, and the broader process for marketing the funds in various jurisdictions worldwide, and compliance with attendant regulatory requirements.

Prior to joining Civic, Ms. Marian oversaw all legal and compliance matters at each of Golden Seeds, LLC, where she was General Counsel, and Tinicum Incorporated, where she was a Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, and sole in-house counsel. In both her current role at Marto and each of her prior roles, Ms. Marian is and was responsible for developing and implementing SEC-compliant policies and procedures, and advising on all legal, regulatory, compliance, and tax matters affecting the firm.

After graduating with distinction from The University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Ms. Marian worked in finance for several years before earning a Doctor of Law from The University of Chicago Law School, where she was a Baker Scholar, as well as an L.L.M. in Taxation from New York University’s School of Law.

Ms. Marian began her career as an attorney with Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where she advised a wide array of corporate, private equity, and other private fund clients regarding the corporate, tax, and structuring issues germane to a variety of domestic and cross-border transactions, including the formation and dissolution of, and offering and sale of interests in, private investment partnerships.

Ms. Marian is a member of the Bars of New York and New Jersey. Since 2012, she has co-taught and been a TA for an undergraduate business school seminar at each of The University of Virginia and The College of William & Mary, respectively, on the fundamentals of running an SEC-registered investment management firm. Ms. Marian has spoken on panels covering a variety of legal and compliance topics at industry conferences and symposia, and is a member of the Regulatory Compliance Association’s Board of Governors Compliance Subcommittee. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Futures and Options, Inc., a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that empowers underprivileged NYC teenagers to achieve better personal and professional outcomes through career-focused educational workshops and placement in paid, mentored internships.

Rajesh Swaminathan

Parnter and General Counsel
Jasper Ridge Partners

Rajesh Swaminathan is a Partner and General Counsel of Jasper Ridge Partners, an endowment-style asset management firm managing more than $15.4 billion in assets, with expertise across all major asset classes, including public equity, fixed income, hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, real estate and natural resources. He joined Jasper Ridge Partners in 2017 and oversees legal, compliance and tax support for the firm’s management, investment activities and corporate operations.

From 2011 to 2016, Mr. Swaminathan served as Senior Managing Director and General Counsel at PineBridge Investments, a global asset management firm with capabilities in alternative investments, fixed income, equities and asset allocation. In this role, he directed the legal, compliance and corporate secretarial functions of the firm.

Earlier in his career, he also served as PineBridge Investments’ regional general counsel for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and assistant general counsel in the alternative investments business of PineBridge’s predecessor organization, AIG Investments. From 2008 to 2010, he co-led the $83 billion carve-out and sale of PineBridge Investments from AIG Investments.

Prior to joining AIG, he was in private practice in the New York and Washington, DC offices of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; Steptoe & Johnson LLP; and Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, LLP.

Rajesh earned a BA degree from Williams College, an MPhil degree from the University of Oxford and a JD degree from Columbia Law School.

Daniel Bradford

General Counsel
Weiss Asset Management

Daniel P. Bradford has been the General Counsel of Weiss Asset Management, a Boston-based hedge fund manager, since January 2008. Weiss primarily invests in market neutral strategies with arbitrage across various classes of equity securities. 

Prior to joining Weiss, Dan was Chief U.S. Counsel at Cambridge Place Investment Management Inc., a London-based alternative investment manager specializing in structured-finance, private equity and debt, and commercial real estate. 

From 2002 to 2005, Dan was Vice President and Counsel at State Street Research & Management Company, and then Director and Senior Counsel at BlackRock Inc., upon Blackrock's acquisition of State Street Research. 

In 2001, Dan served as Acting General Counsel at DDJ Capital Management, LLC, and from 1996 to 2001, he was an associate in the Corporate Department of Goodwin Procter LLP. Dan served as a law clerk to the Hon. Robert E. Keeton of the United States Districted Court of Massachusetts following law school. 

Dan is a graduate of Yale College (1990) and Yale Law School (1995).

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