As head of Davis Polk’s Investment Management Group, Ms. Jordan advises clients on collective investment vehicles, including hedge funds, mutual funds, closed-end funds and private equity funds. She acts as counsel to the adviser, the fund or the independent directors, depending on the client. Many of her matters involve advising clients concerning compliance with the Investment Company Act and Investment Advisers Act.
Ms. Jordan has worked on a number of internal and SEC investigations involving asset managers and has also worked on a number of acquisitions, reorganizations and structurings of asset managers. She also provides exemptive advice concerning the Investment Company Act for industrial holding companies and non-U.S. trading companies, banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions.
Ms. Jordan frequently provides advice to financial institutions that have affiliated asset managers and broker-dealers. Principal and agency transactions between asset manager clients and broker-dealers are highly regulated, and she provides advice on these regulations as well as other issues affecting advisers, private funds and mutual funds.
Work Highlights Representations
Compliance and regulatory advice to some of the largest hedge funds in the United States, including Bridgewater, Lone Pine, Perella and Avenue Capital
Morgan Stanley in its investments in various hedge fund managers (Avenue Capital Group, Lansdowne Partners, FrontPoint Partners), as well as its merger with Dean Witter
The boards of directors of a complex of registered funds (almost $2 billion) that invest in hedge funds
SPDR S&P and other ETF Trusts sponsored by NYSE Euronext
Major financial institution in connection with an SEC-required review of trading between its advisory subsidiaries and its broker-dealer subsidiaries
Morgan Stanley in its sale of its retail investment management business
Citi in the creation of a joint venture with Morgan Stanley, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney