New York: Clifford Chance announced today that Vadim Avdeychik has joined the firm’s US Funds & Investment Management team as a partner in New York. Avdeychik will focus on registered funds, business development companies (BDCs) and other specialty finance and regulatory mandates, while adding depth to the firm’s existing private funds, capital markets and regulatory offerings.
Avdeychik brings more than ten years of experience advising mutual, closed-end, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), BDCs, hedge funds, and their investment advisers. He advises on the formation and ongoing operation of registered investment companies and BDCs, alternative funds, governance and regulatory issues involving public and private funds, and Investment Company Act and Investment Advisers Act status issues and exemptions in addition to counseling asset managers and financial investors on environmental, social and governance (ESG) investments and regulation.
Co-Head of the US Funds & Investment Management practice Cliff Cone said, “We are continuing to see evolution in the asset management space: traditional notions of the types of strategies and funds a private equity, hedge fund or alternative asset manager may deploy have been reimagined and redefined and the pace of creativity around the use of registered funds, particularly closed-end, interval structures and BDCs, has accelerated. Vadim’s experience with these products, alongside his deep knowledge on ESG and Investment Company Act and Advisers Act considerations adds significant value to our clients across a wide range of sectors and industries.”
Cone continued, “Vadim is well known to our team, many of our clients and the wider asset management industry. We are delighted to welcome such an exceptional practitioner, one who possesses an indefatigable work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit, to the firm.”
Avdeychik added, “The opportunity to join a team of this quality is exciting and invigorating. I am energized by the firm’s focus on alternative fund offerings across a range of sectors and its reputation for cross-practice and cross-border collaboration. Having worked with several of the firm’s attorneys in the past, I look forward to integrating into a world class fund formation and investment management practice. Clifford Chance offers a dynamic global platform, providing an exciting opportunity for clients to expand their investment product offerings in the US and globally and to do so while utilizing a single firm with a dedicated focus on financial investors and asset managers.”