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C. Todd Gibson

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Mr. Gibson is a member of the firm’s Investment Management Group, and his practice focuses primarily on international aspects of investment management services and globally-distributed fund products. His clients include U.S. and non-U.S. investment managers, U.S. broker/dealers, hedge funds, and private equity funds, and he acts as special U.S. counsel to funds organized under the European UCITS directive. Mr. Gibson also acts as fund counsel to U.S. registered investment advisers and U.S. mutual funds registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940. He also represents companies from various industries on Investment Company Act status issues.

Mr. Gibson regularly advises U.S. and non-U.S. clients with respect to compliance with U.S. and European regulatory requirements, and advises clients on providing investment management services and selling pooled investment products on a cross-border basis. He has assisted U.S. clients as U.S. advisers, counseled U.S. managers on cross-border acquisitions of foreign asset managers, and has assisted U.S. clients with respect to compliance and various aspects of foreign laws and regulations and how they impact their business.

As a member of the firm's FinTech group, Mr. Gibson advises issuers and intermediaries (including funding portals) on the regulatory aspects of crowdfunding.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gibson worked in a Pittsburgh law firm where his focus was on the financial industry and investment management.

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, “Liquidity Risk Management and the SEC’s Proposed Rules: Impact and Program Considerations,” 2016 NICSA Strategic Leadership Forum, February 1-2, 2016.
  • “Changing Landscape of Distribution Channels,” UCITS & AIFMD for US Managers Conference, February 25, 2015.
  • “Marketing of non-US Funds into the US: US Regulations Impacting Private Offerings of non-US Funds,” Global Funds Distribution: USA 2014, February 26-27, 2014.
  • Panelist, “Is globalization now doomed,” International Bar Association’s 24th Annual Conference on the Globalisation of Investment Funds, June 10, 2013.
  • “Developments in the Landscape for International Vehicles: UCITS and Other Ways to Tap into the Global Market,” Financial Research Associates’ 13th Annual Sub-Advised Funds Forum, April 19, 2012.
  • “Key Implementation Challenges: Distribution Concens for UCITS Funds,” Financial Research Associates’ UCITS for Fund Managers, November 8, 2012.
  • “UCITS -- What’s Next?,” International Bar Association’s 19th Annual Conference on the Globalisation of Investment Funds, June 3, 2008.
  • “Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFid),” Investment Company Institute’s Mutual Funds and Investment Management Conference, March 16, 2008.
  • Panelist, “International Issues - Cross-Border Marketing and Advisory Services,” Investment Company Institute’s Mutual Funds and Investment Management Conference, March 25, 2007.