Locke Lord strives to add real value to the businesses of our investment management clients by combining representation of both local money managers and investment management subsidiaries of leaders in the insurance and financial services industries. In addition, we advise pension plan sponsors, charitable foundations, and independent mutual fund directors in connection with investment adviser and investment company concerns.
Locke Lord has substantial experience representing clients in sophisticated private placement and similar transactions. We are well positioned to assist investment advisers, investment companies and hedge funds in the purchase of complex privately offered instruments.
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Representative Investment Management Engagements
We regularly represent clients in a variety of complex engagements and transactions in the investment management area. Locke Lord has represented:
Strategic and Private Investment ExperienceWe represent insurance companies and other financial services institutions in connection with strategic investments in, and associated business arrangements with, a variety of their strategic business partners and financial investment transactions, including traditional private placements, equity and debt funds, venture capital investments and PIPES transactions. Investment transactions in which our lawyers have participated include representation of:
Real Estate InvestmentsReal estate continues to be an important source of investment for life insurance companies and other investors. Locke Lord represents insurance companies and their affiliates in a variety of real estate fund investments and direct real estate investments. We have extensive experience in representing insurance companies in mortgage financing transactions, including the restructuring and workout of troubled real estate investments and sales of mortgage portfolios into real estate mortgage investment conduits (REMICs) and other pools. Investment transactions in which our lawyers have participated include representation of:
Structured FinanceThere continues to be significant innovation in the type and variety of structured finance investments. Locke Lord represents insurance companies and other investors in connection with a wide range of structured investments, including guaranteed investment contracts, collateralized debt obligations (CDOs), collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs), real estate mortgage investment conduits (REMICs), equity and debt investment funds, financial asset securitization investment trusts (FASITs) and others. Investment transactions in which our lawyers have participated include representation of:
Alternate Investments“Alternative assets,” including investments in hedge funds, bank loans and derivative financial instruments, have emerged as risk management tools as well as a growing source of investment for many financial services companies. We advise our financial industry clients regarding transactions involving alternative assets and have structured several sophisticated financial products. Our attorneys also regularly advise insurers regarding insurance regulatory and classification matters pertaining to various investments. Investment transactions in which our lawyers have participated include representation of:
Restructuring TransactionsTaking action regarding nonperforming or defaulted investments has been an increasing focus of many investors. We advise insurance companies and other investors regarding the restructuring and liquidation of collateralized obligations, partnership interests and other debt and equity investments, and involve our bankruptcy attorneys. Investment transactions in which our lawyers have participated include representation of:
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