American Bar Association
 
Institutional Investors Committee

ABA Section of Business Law


Institutional Investors Committee


Who We Are




Who We Are

The Institutional Investors Committee (the "Committee") is a new committee of attorneys, compliance and regulatory professionals working at or servicing institutional investors including pension plans (both public and corporate), endowments, foundations, family offices, insurance companies, private investment funds, sovereign wealth funds and high net worth investors.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Institutional Investors Committee is to address key legal and regulatory issues that institutional investors face in managing their large investment portfolios.

Importance of Committee

Institutional investors face complex challenges in successfully managing their investment portfolios. Issues such as portfolio transparency, liquidity, investment manager fraud, a dramatic increase in alternative investments and first-time allocations to new asset classes are just some of the important issues institutional investors face. Attorneys and other compliance professionals working at or servicing institutional investors play a critical role in ensuring that their client's goals are successfully met, often having to navigate complex legal, regulatory and business issues. These attorneys and other compliance professionals also play an important role in the development and improvement of laws and regulations that impact institutional investors and their investment standards.

Committee Focus

The Committee is the leading national source of information and discussion on legal and regulatory issues impacting institutional investors, a forum for discussion of proposed changes to the rules and regulations governing investment activities and a source of information to its members and other substantive committees of the ABA's Business Law Section on emerging policy issues pertaining to institutional investor affairs. The Committee will be an advocate for institutional investors within the ABA.

The Committee will provide informational resources and a forum for both in-house and private practice attorneys, compliance officers and other regulatory professionals to discuss and learn about the unique investment, legal and regulatory issues which institutional investors face in successfully managing their investment portfolios. Programming (including CLE seminars) and legal/regulatory content on investment matters that attorneys working at or with institutional investors confront and are of high topical interest affecting their practice areas will be provided. The Committee will also assist in the development and improvement of the laws and regulations impacting institutional investors through interaction with other substantive committees of the ABA Business Law Section and will feature regular social and networking opportunities for its members.

Committee Membership and Future Events

We encourage all ABA members including lawyers and non-lawyer associate members who are interested in our Committee, its goals and subject matter to join our Committee. This includes lawyers and other professionals working at institutional investors such as pension plans, endowments and family offices as well as attorneys in private practice. Your voice is an important one to the future success of our work and we encourage you to become active in our Committee.

Programs and Publications

The Committee will seek to develop meetings, CLE seminars and written material on the following potential issues (subject to Committee and Section interest). These programs and materials will assist the Committee in developing an effective leading role within the ABA on key legal and regulatory developments that impact all institutional investors regardless of type:

  • Developing robust institutional investor legal risk management systems including effective communications with external managers.
  • Negotiating an investment with alternative managers including private equity. What critical terms should lawyers representing investors consider incorporating into their agreements with alternative investment managers?
  • "Best practice" manager due diligence standards including issues associated with operational failures, hidden investment risk and potential fraud.
  • Developing leading standards on what legal and regulatory information should be conveyed to investors as a result of potential changes associated with hedge fund registration rules.


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Leadership

Chair:

Murtagh, Kathryn

Vice-Chair:

Klees, Edward

Committee Roster  


Subcommittees  (click [+] for listing)

 Sub Committees


Programs, Meetings and Events

Section Events

    Business Law Section - 2014 Section Annual Meeting

    09/11/2014-09/13/2014
    Hyatt Regency Chicago
    Chicago

    Attend the inaugural ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting in Chicago, September 11-13, 2014, to enjoy comprehensive business law programming, including:More than 40 CLE programs prepared and presented by practice-area expertsUp-to-the-minute topical sessions covering the latest business law issues ...


Meeting Agendas, Presentations and Materials


Articles


Listserve

In order to send a message to the listserve, send a message to the email address below. You must be a member of the Committee to successfully send a message to the listserve.

BL-INSTITUTIONALINVESTOR@mail.americanbar.org

In order to access the listserve archive, please click here.


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Modified by Graham Hunt on June 11, 2014

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