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Schulte Roth & Zabel Presents the 23rd Annual Private Investment Funds Seminar

  Schulte Roth & Zabel Presents the 23rd Annual Private Investment Funds
  Seminar

     Providing Leading Edge Insights on Issues Impacting the Funds Sector

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- January 14, 2014

Schulte Roth & Zabel ("SRZ"), a leading law firm for alternative investment
managers, will hold its 23^rd Annual Private Investment Funds Seminar today in
New York. Expected to attract more than 2,000 participants from the private
funds industry, the premier conference will cover current issues and
regulatory updates affecting investment funds in the U.S., U.K. and abroad.
The event is invitation only.

Among the most well-known events in the industry, the Private Investment Funds
Seminar features SRZ partners who are uniquely situated to advise fund
managers on the ever more complicated range of legal requirements. The firm
represents nearly half of the 100 largest hedge funds globally and more than
3,000 investment funds. With this expertise and unique vantage point, SRZ
attorneys have unparalleled market knowledge and depth of practice.

During the seminar, SRZ partners will share that knowledge on panels
discussing a broad range of topics including: marketing opportunities and
challenges; customized products for investors; regulatory examinations and
enforcement; compliance developments; management company structuring and
operations; running hedge and private equity strategies side by side;
distressed investments; shareholder activism; tax considerations for 2014;
real estate funds and ventures; securities enforcement and related civil
litigation; as well as CFTC and derivatives updates, among others.

"Now in its 23^rd year, our Private Investment Funds Seminar continues to draw
the world's leading investment fund managers because every year, we share
leading edge insights on the critical issues impacting the private investment
funds community," said Paul N. Roth, founding partner of SRZ and chair of the
investment management group. At the conference, Mr. Roth will provide
introductory remarks and engage in a conversation with guest speaker J.
Tomilson Hill, vice chairman of The Blackstone Group and president & CEO of
Blackstone Alternative Asset Management Hedge Fund Solutions.

The conference features several panels dedicated to regulatory and compliance
issues. "The investment fund environment is always evolving and managers are
becoming more and more sophisticated in their operations. Our clients look to
us to provide them with the highest level of advice in the matters related to
the formation and operation of their funds," said Steven J. Fredman, co-head
of the firm's investment management group.

In the U.S., U.K. and abroad, government oversight and regulation of the
alternative investment industry have grown significantly with the
implementation of key regulatory reforms and enforcement initiatives including
the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, JOBS Act,
Volcker Rule implementation, and various SEC and CFTC rules.

"In recent years, we have seen a sharp uptick in government agencies enforcing
financial regulations. During the seminar, we will discuss the best legal
strategies for investment managers who are faced with increasingly complex
regulatory and compliance issues," said Marc E. Elovitz, chair of the
investment management regulatory & compliance group.

Alan S. Waldenberg, chair of the firm's executive committee and chair of the
tax group, added, "We are proud to represent some of the most influential
investment management firms in the world and we are delighted to offer
front-line knowledge to our clients who have travelled from across the globe
to attend our conference."

Recently, SRZ attorneys authored the leading treatise on hedge funds. Hedge
Funds: Formation, Operation and Regulation, published by ALM's Law Journal
Press, is an authoritative and forward-looking guide that clearly explains the
complete spectrum of hedge fund investment structuring, operations and
regulation. The SRZ authors represent a broad range of practices including
investment management, regulatory & compliance, employment, finance,
litigation, M&A, securities, structured finance and tax. SRZ partners
Stephanie R. Breslow, David J. Efron, Marc E. Elovitz, Steven J. Fredman,
David Nissenbaum and Paul N. Roth led the project and co-authored the book,
along with dozens of firm colleagues from various practice groups.

About Schulte Roth & Zabel

Schulte Roth & Zabel (www.srz.com) is a full-service law firm with offices in
New York, Washington, D.C. and London. As one of the leading law firms serving
the financial services industry, the firm regularly advises clients on
corporate and transactional matters, as well as providing counsel on
regulatory, compliance, enforcement and investigative issues. The firm's
practices include investment management; regulatory & compliance; securities &
capital markets; bank regulatory; business reorganization; distressed
investing; employment & employee benefits; environmental; finance; individual
client services; intellectual property, sourcing & technology; litigation;
mergers & acquisitions; real estate; structured products & derivatives; and
tax.

Contact:

Schulte Roth & Zabel
Sun Min, +1 212-610-7539
sun.min@srz.com
or
Rubenstein Associates, Inc.
Carolyn Sargent, +1 212-843-8030
csargent@rubenstein.com
 
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