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Jonathan Van Duren


St. Louis
314 552 6023 direct

Jonathan's practice focuses on representing registered investment companies and their independent directors in a variety of matters, including fund reorganizations and compliance matters, launching new investment products, investment activities, and advisory and other service provider arrangements.

He also has extensive experience representing investment advisers to mutual funds, private equity funds, hedge funds and separate accounts. Jonathan is an associate in the firm's corporate and securities practice group.

Jonathan's experience includes:

Oversaw annual registration statement update process for a mutual fund complex with over 100 funds representing nearly $70 billion in assets

Negotiated prime brokerage agreements on behalf of a $150 billion mutual fund complex

Drafted proxy statements and assisted in the registration process for over 90 mutual fund mergers on behalf of a leading mutual fund complex

Assisted in the organization and launch of a $300 million closed-end fund

Represented a closed-end fund and its independent directors in several protracted proxy contests

Negotiated ISDA Master Agreements and agreements with futures commission merchants and options brokers on behalf of the endowment and retirement system for a large state university system

Worked with numerous advisers in launching hedge funds and other pooled investment vehicles

Assisted numerous private equity and hedge fund advisers in registering as investment advisers with the SEC and developing Advisers Act compliance programs

Advised various advisers and fund complexes regarding commodity pool operator and commodity trading adviser registration exemptions