Kenneth Holston is a partner in the firm’s Boston office where he is a member of the asset management and investment funds practice group. Kenneth has a broad range of experience – both in-house and through private practice – in the private markets funds, derivatives, and structured products areas and counsels clients on a variety of regulatory, compliance, and corporate matters, including fund formation, trading operations and legislative and industry developments.
Kenneth counsels institutional investors, including university endowments, foundations, government entities, sovereign wealth funds, family offices, and consultants on their private markets investments and use of derivatives.
Kenneth counsels sponsors and advisers to private funds, including venture capital, private equity, liquidity and hedge funds and structured products, with respect to regulatory obligations, structuring and transactional issues, and prepares organizational and disclosure documents for private offerings of securities.
Kenneth 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, clearing arrangements, repurchase transactions and securities lending.
Prior to joining the firm, Kenneth was assistant vice president and senior counsel for a global investment management company based in Boston where he worked six years. Before joining the private sector, he was an associate at two Boston law firms.
- Fulbright Research Fellowship, Germany
- Graduate Fellow, Free University Berlin
- Mellon Foundation Grant
- German Academic Exchange Service Grant
- Order of the Coif
- "Derivatives Risk Management: Adapting to the New SEC Rule," Alternative Investment Management Association, October 2021
- "STRATEGIC PERSPECTIVES: Case study in models for academic health systems structuring venture capital investments: Henry Ford Health System," Health Law Daily, 10 September 2021
- Quoted, “SEC pares down private funds rule but 'devil is going to be in the details,'” Pensions & Investments, 25 August 2023
- Quoted, "SEC's ESG Fund Plan Called 'Very Weird,' Too Prescriptive," Law360, 6 June 2022
- Quoted, "Investment advisers fret over SEC’s proposed ESG disclosure rule," Compliance Week, 2 June 2022
- An MFDF.com (Mutual Fund Directors Forum) article notes Boston partner Kenneth Holston and Washington, D.C., partner Fatima Sulaiman hosted a webinar that aired in early January 2021.