Legal Advisor of the year

of the year
Simmons & Simmons
Simmons & Simmons impressed the judges with its commitment to investment funds and the recognition it has garnered as a top performer in the field. It is a globally integrated commercial law firm with a highly specialised investment fund practice providing authoritative and clear advice to clients. Its expertise encompasses a broad range of investment fund vehicles, and it offers the full range of legal services, including fund structuring, fund manager M&A, and expert regulatory, tax, derivatives, corporate and employment advice. It acts for many fund sponsors and managers, including specialist as well as institutional houses. {playerflv}/images/stories/awards_vids/clip13.flv|320|256|#ffffff|true|left{/playerflv}In the 2006 Legal 500 directory, Simmons & Simmons was ranked first in the inaugural ââ?¬Ë?hedge fundsââ?¬â?¢ table. The firm is actively involved in the industry, being a sponsoring member of the Alternative Investment Management Association and regularly attending key industry events. It continues to demonstrate its commitment to growth of the field by commissioning research and developing knowledge sharing tools.

Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Put your money where your mouth is

Jun 10, 2016

At Kempen Capital Management, they believe portfolio managers should invest in their own funds. David Stevenson talks to Lars Dijkstra, CIO of the €42 billion manager.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: ‘Volatility is the name of the game’

May 13, 2016

Axa Investment Managers chief executive officer, Andrea Rossi, talks to David Stevenson about bringing all his firm’s subsidiaries under one name and the opportunities that a difficult market...


ROUNDTABLE: Beyond the hype

Oct 13, 2016

The use of smart beta investing continues to grow. Our panel, made up of both providers and users, discusses what the strategy actually means, how it should be used and the kind of pitfalls that may arise when using this innovative investment technique.

MIFID II ROUNDTABLE: Following the direction of travel

Sep 07, 2016

Fund management firms Aberdeen and HSBC Global meet with specialist providers to speak about how the industry is evolving towards MiFID II.