Mayer Brown announced today that its highly regarded Fund Formation & Investment Management team has launched a blog, “Funds & Investment Management Law Blog: News & Views on Legal Issues Facing Fund Managers and Investment Management Professionals.” The blog is designed to provide readers with noteworthy and timely updates on developments and trends related to funds and investment management.

“The investment management industry has witnessed many changes over the last several years, from investors favoring lower-cost funds to changing priorities of the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the UK Financial Conduct Authority,” said John W. Noell Jr., co-head of Mayer Brown’s global Investment Management and Fund Formation group. “This blog provides our team with a larger platform to discuss and analyze important fund and investment management news that is relevant to all businesses ranging from small start-ups to the largest financial institutions in the world.”

The blog’s editors will include Mr. Noell, as well as firm partners Jeffrey Bruns, Mark Dempsey, Erika Gosker, Adam Kanter, Matthew McDonald, Stephanie Monaco, Tim Nosworthy, Lennine Occhino and Robert Woll. Other regular contributors to the blog include Frank Falbo, Wendy Dodson Gallegos, Iliana Kirova, Anne Marie Konopack, Kristine Koren, David Malinger, Brian May and Claire Ragen, along with associates in the Fund Formation & Investment Management group and other members of the firm.

The blog’s writers will analyze and comment on developments in the funds and investment management industry, including product development, investment adviser and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) regulatory updates and enforcement trends.

Mayer Brown’s extensive global Fund Formation & Investment Management team includes lawyers from around the globe with broad market experience that enables fund sponsor, adviser and investor clients to structure funds and investments creatively and efficiently to maximize fund-raising flexibility and opportunities. The team advises fund sponsors in connection with the structuring, marketing, regulation and operation of public and private investment funds in a range of jurisdictions worldwide, including emerging markets such as Africa, Brazil, Central Asia, China and India.

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