Steering Committee Members
Aberdeen Standard Investments is a global asset management company focused on meeting the investment needs of institutions, private investors and financial advisers. Listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1991, we manage investments across the full spectrum of asset classes and geographic markets. Based in or close to the markets in which we invest, we are dedicated to first-hand research to deliver investments that enable our clients to achieve their goals. In March 2017 we announced a merger with Standard Life PLC which, subject to shareholder approval, aims for completion by the end of September 2017.
BBD provides a complete suite of solutions for the investment management industry’s accounting, audit and tax needs, including for Mutual Funds & ETFs, Private Funds, Investment Advisors & Broker-Dealers and Investment Management Industry Service Providers.
Our professionals have dedicated their careers to the investment management industry and to delivering a valuable audit and tax experience. They ensure our clients are always serviced by a team with significant industry expertise and always receive the highest level of service. Stay current on the audit and tax issues important to your funds at bbdcpa.com.
Deloitte’s Greater Philadelphia practice is focused on emerging growth, middle market and Fortune 1000 clients with more than 1,700 professionals specializing in audit, advisory, consulting and tax services. Our professionals are part of a global network with access to thought leadership and subject matter specialists, work across more than 20 industry sectors delivering solutions that focus on the cutting edge of emerging trends, challenges, and opportunities driving growth and success for organizations. We help reinforce public trust in capital markets, inspire clients to make challenging business decisions with confidence, and help lead the way toward a stronger economy and a healthy society.
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is a full service law firm with 11 offices nationwide. Our investment management practice has been ranked repeatedly by Chambers USA, The Legal 500, and U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers. We represent investment companies and their trustees, ETFs, investment advisers, private funds, commodities advisors and pools, broker-dealers, banks and trust companies and insurance companies. Our services include regulatory compliance; the registration, operation and reorganization of investment companies (including ETFs); independent trustee representation; liquid alternatives and derivatives; variable annuity and insurance products; ERISA, tax and fiduciary services; investment company litigation; and governmental investigations and proceedings.
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. EY’s Global Wealth & Asset Management Sector brings together a worldwide team of dedicated professionals to help you succeed – a team with deep technical experience in providing assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The Sector team works to anticipate market trends, identify their implications and develop points of view on relevant sector issues. Working together, we can help you meet your goals and compete more effectively.
FS Investments is a leading asset manager dedicated to helping individuals, financial professionals and institutions design better portfolios. The firm provides access to alternative sources of income and growth through funds managed in partnership with top institutional investment advisers. It focuses on setting industry standards for investor protection, education and transparency. FS Investments is headquartered in Philadelphia with offices in Orlando and Washington, DC. The firm currently manages seven funds with over $20 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2017. Visit www.fsinvestments.com to learn more.
KPMG LLP’s U.S. Asset Management practice provides audit, tax and advisory services that are delivered through nearly 4,000 professionals, including 460 partners, that are part of a global network of member firms whose financial services presence of more than 35,000 partners and professionals spans 115 jurisdictions covering the world’s most prominent financial centers. For more information, visit us at KPMG.com.
Macquarie Investment Management (MIM) is a global asset manager with offices throughout the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia. We are active managers who prioritize autonomy and accountability at the investment team level in pursuit of opportunities that matter for clients. Our conviction-based, long-term approach guides us in managing assets on behalf of investors worldwide, across fixed income, equities, listed real estate, listed infrastructure, hedge funds, and multi-asset solutions. In the US, retail investors recognize our Delaware Funds℠ by Macquarie as one of the longest-standing mutual fund families, with more than 75 years in existence.
Morgan Lewis counsels more than 60 mutual fund, exchange-traded fund (ETF), and closed-end fund complexes, comprising well over 1,000 investment portfolios, and represents the independent directors or trustees of more than 20 fund complexes. Our fund clients range from those sponsored and advised by some of the world’s largest banks, insurance companies, and broker-dealers, to funds advised by independent investment advisers. Our fund clients collectively manage more than $1 trillion. We also represent their administrators, custodians, distributors, listing markets, subadvisers, transfer agents, and other service providers.
Pepper Hamilton’s Investment Management group counsels a wide range of businesses in the investment management community. Our practice involves three general areas: representation of registered investment companies and registered investment advisers, representation of alternative investment funds and investors in alternative products, and counseling regarding securities regulation, enforcement and litigation. Our lawyers are experienced in all matters arising under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. We counsel registered investment companies on the creation of new products and their marketing and distribution, corporate governance matters (including counseling fund boards of directors), obtaining exemptive, no-action and other relief from regulators, negotiating and structuring investments in financial instruments, mergers and acquisitions, and a wide array of other matters. We assist investment advisers with registration issues, structuring new services, advisory contracts and other documents, regulatory compliance procedures and other issues..
At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We're a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 223,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at www.pwc.com.
For over 45 years, SEI has been a leading global provider of innovative investment operations, investment technologies and asset management solutions in the financial services industry. Through our Investment Manager Services division, SEI supplies investment managers of all types with an open-architecture operating platform that integrates and customizes best-in-class technologies to accommodate a wide range of complex investment vehicles, strategies and jurisdictions. Our services enable investment managers to gain scale and efficiency, keep pace with marketplace demands, and run their businesses more strategically. SEI currently partners with more than 300 traditional, alternative and sovereign wealth managers representing over $15.5 trillion in assets.
Stradley Ronon’s nationally recognized investment management practice represents more than 1,500 investment companies with assets under management exceeding $2 trillion. Our investment management clients include retail and institutional open-end funds, closed-end funds and ETFs that market shares through every distribution channel, as well as investment advisers, hedge fund sponsors, administrators and underwriters/distributors. Our investment management lawyers also serve as independent legal counsel to independent directors/trustees of registered funds, and as special counsel to other law firms with regard to complex issues arising under the Investment Company Act of 1940.
Tait Weller is the region’s leading full-service, independent accounting firm specializing in the financial services sector. We provide pro-active Audit & Assurance, Tax and Advisory services to regulated investment companies (RICs) and related and associated companies such as alternative investment funds, underwriters, investment managers, transfer agents, related financial institutions, and independent broker-dealers. We expertly guide you through complex financial and regulatory issues, including strategic and business planning, compliance and regulatory assistance, tax services, service provider evaluation and selection, information technology, and start-up mutual fund planning and registration. Our commitment to continuity of client service and learning extends from partner involvement to multi-year team assignments.