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Kenneth Holston

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Kenneth Holston is a partner in the firm’s Boston office where he is a member of the investment management, hedge funds and alternative investments practice group. Mr. Holston has a broad range of experience – both in-house and through private practice – in the derivatives and structured and alternative products areas and counsels investment clients on a variety of regulatory, compliance, and corporate matters, including fund formation, trading operations and legislative and industry developments.

Mr. Holston regularly advises clients on derivatives regulation (Dodd-Frank, European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) and other regulatory regimes), protocols and documentation, including ISDAs, MSFTAs, futures agreements, prime brokerage agreements, and clearing arrangements.

Mr. Holston counsels institutional investment consultants and institutional clients, including university endowments, foundations, government entities and sovereign wealth funds on their private markets investment, and use of derivatives.

Mr. Holston counsels sponsors and advisers to private funds, including hedge funds and CLOs and other structured products, with respect to regulatory obligations, structuring and transactional issues, and prepares organizational and disclosure documents for private offerings of securities.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Holston was assistant vice president and senior counsel for a global investment management company based in Boston where he worked for over six years. Before joining the private sector, he was an associate at two Boston law firms.


  • Graduate Fellow, Free University Berlin
  • Mellon Foundation Grant
  • Fulbright Research Fellowship, Germany
  • German Academic Exchange Service Grant
  • Order of the Coif