Lawyers from Dechert’s Financial Services Group will be presenting a series of webinars for investment managers on Eurozone issues. The first two webinars will be held on June 13th from 12 to 1 pm (EDT) and June 28th from 12 to 1:30 pm (EDT). More info on these free webinars and registration information follows. Please also visit Dechert’s Euro Crisis page for links to our latest publications on issues effecting the Eurozone.

Wednesday, June 13 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (EDT)

Issues Affecting Fund Management

Dechert Speakers: Stephen H. Bier, Jack W. Murphy, Declan O’Sullivan, Moderator: Richard Frase

The ongoing Euro Crisis raises several issues and risks for investors. In this upcoming webinar, members from Dechert’s Financial Services Group will discuss the potential issues and oversight actions that should be considered by the management and boards of U.S. and non-U.S. funds.

Topics include:

■ What are likely to be the key issues from the Euro Crisis that could impact U.S. Registered Funds, UCITs and QIFs/SIFs; in particular, what boards should consider, analysis of fund documentation, risk management, portfolio and share class exposure, investment management agreements, service provider and counterparty agreements, custody arrangements and liquidity and valuation

■ What are the ways that fund managers can be proactive to prepare to deal with the Euro Crisis

■ Applying the lessons learned from the 2007-2008 financial crisis to the issues arising from the Euro Crisis

■ How the Euro Crisis could impact funds that do not even invest in European sovereign debt?

Register here for the June 13 session.

Thursday, June 28 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (EDT)

Hedge Fund and Trading Considerations: Risks and Mitigants

Dechert Speakers: Matthew K. Kerfoot, Kevin P. Scanlan, M. Holland West, Moderator: Richard Frase

European Financial Markets have experienced volatility based on concerns regarding rising government debt levels, credit rating downgrades, possible defaults on or restructuring of government debt, and possible contraction or restructuring of the Eurozone. In this upcoming webinar, members of Dechert’s Financial Services Group will discuss how managers of private investment funds can ensure that they can react to a Eurozone event with maximum flexibility while complying with regulatory and contractual requirements.

Topics include:

■ Possible Eurozone events and consequences

■ Fund structuring and restructuring

■ Disclosure issues

■ Valuation and redemption policies and practices

■ Counterparty and broker exposures

■ Trading and custodial documentation

Register here for the June 28 session.

By: Stewart McQueen and Gennady Gorel