Rob Leonard has been structuring, organizing and representing hedge funds, funds of funds and other private investment funds (both domestic and offshore) and investment advisers for more than 25 years.
Rob has structured and organized numerous master-feeder, side-by-side and mini-master-feeder funds for hedge fund managers engaged in a myriad of strategies, including long/short equity, multi-strat, credit, distressed credit, mortgage-backed securities, risk arb, emerging markets, global macro, stat arb, relative value and event driven.
Rob has worked with managers on seed deals, founder’s classes, placement agreements and coming up with other creative ways of building asset base. He has worked with managers on bringing in and retaining talent through structuring employment, “phantom” equity and true equity arrangements.
Rob has also worked on a variety of regulatory and other compliance matters, including registrations with the SEC, CFTC and state regulators, filing Form PF and filings with the Treasury Department and Bureau of Economic Analysis. He regularly works on SEC and other regulatory examinations and investigations, as well as investor and third-party actions.
Rob is a quarterback for clients and leverages Bingham’s institutional platform in a seamless, cost-effective manner.
Rob is a recognized leader in the industry. The Legal 500 recently described Rob as “top class.”
Additionally, Rob serves on the Steering Committee of the Managed Fund Association’s Lawyers Advisory Committee.