January 31, 2020 Alert

Hi all,

Below are this week’s alerts for the Investment Network.  Enjoy!

This Issue’s Topics:

  • JOB: JPMorgan Chase & Co.: Legal – Assistant General Counsel – Asset Management Institutional Americas – VP
  • 4th International Blockchain Congress 2020
  • FREE: Baker Tilly Webinar: Key Takeaways from the Final Opportunity Zone Regulations
  • NRS Webinar: Advisers Act Anti-Fraud Rules: Custody, Political Contributions, Solicitors and Proxy Voting Requirements
  • REMINDER: FREE: Making an Impact Symposium: Philanthropy, Charitable Giving & Social Justice!
  • ACG Chicago: Creating a Path to Diversity in Leadership

Job Opportunities:

JPMorgan Chase & Co.: Legal – Assistant General Counsel – Asset Management Institutional Americas – VP
Columbus, OH

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. The Legal Department of JPMorgan Chase & Co is responsible for providing legal services to the Corporation and is organized by Practice Groups that generally conform to the Corporation’s lines of business and corporate staff areas. This structure facilitates the communication of legal and regulatory changes by the legal team to the businesses and the communication by the LOBs of business developments to the legal teams in a timely manner.

JPMorgan Chase is seeking an attorney with at least five years’ experience to provide legal support for JPMorgan’s Asset Management business (“AM”), with significant responsibility for negotiating investment management agreements with U.S. and non-U.S. corporate clients, sovereign wealth funds, central banks, financial intermediaries, ERISA plans, governmental pension plans, endowments, foundations and other institutional clients and support for AM’s institutional funds’ platform.

For more information, click here.


4th International Blockchain Congress 2020
Thursday, February 6, 2020, 8:00 A.M.-11:00 P.M.
Aon Center, The Auditorium LL1, 200 East Randolph St., Chicago, IL

Blockress is an international all-day premier event in Chicago attended by 450+ blockchain and cryptocurrency professionals from 20+ countries and 5 continents.

Agenda contains keynotes, panel discussions, lightning talks, fireside chats, startup pitches, workshops, breakout group sessions, investor dinners, strategic roundtables and VIP networking.

Gain insight into the key factors shaping the industry as we move into 2020, network with C-level executives, founders and investors keep on top of the latest blockchain trends and meet key influencers from within and outside the crypto space.

For more information, click here.

FREE: Baker Tilly Webinar: Key Takeaways from the Final Opportunity Zone Regulations
Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 12:00-1:15 P.M.

Interest in the opportunity zone program doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon, especially with the recent release of final regulations that featured changes beneficial for taxpayers and investors. The latest round of rules, issued in December 2019, answered some of the larger questions surrounding the popular investment vehicle and introduced new guidelines that clarified aspects that hadn’t been fully realized when initially proposed.

Join us as tax and real estate professionals take a deep dive into what changed and what that could mean for investors and project managers.

During this webinar, you will learn how these highly anticipated regulations:

  • Combine and revise previously issued proposed rules
  • Provide many taxpayer-friendly changes and clarifications
  • Increase flexibility to take advantage of the program’s benefits and comply with its governing rules

To register, click here.

NRS Webinar: Advisers Act Anti-Fraud Rules: Custody, Political Contributions, Solicitors and Proxy Voting Requirement
Thursday, February 13, 2020, 12:00-2:00 P.M.

The SEC’s anti-fraud rules pursuant to Section 206 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 lay the regulatory foundation of the adviser’s relationship with its clients. Rules promulgated under Section 206 prohibit an adviser from defrauding, deceiving or manipulating any client or prospective client in its business practices.

In addition to the general anti-fraud prohibition of Section 206, Rules 206(4)-2, 206(4)-3, 206(4)-5 and 206(4)-6 under the Advisers Act regulate, respectively: custody or possession of client funds or securities; the payment of fees by advisers to third parties for client solicitations; political contributions by certain investment advisers, and proxy voting. Each of these rules and how they may be effectively integrated into an investment adviser’s compliance program and disclosures will be examined in detail during this session.

The SEC’s most recent revisions to the custody rule (Rule 206(4)-2) continue to generate many questions and concerns, and some confusion, among investment advisers. This course will explore the many facets of the rule, provide details regarding the definition of custody and examples of custody and delineate best practices for complying with this formidable and important rule. The course will also address the SEC’s guidance on custody via first- and third-party transfers of client assets.

Among the many regulatory changes the SEC has made, Rule 206(4)-5, known better as the “pay to play” rule, is designed to stop investment advisers from making campaign contributions with the hope of winning contracts to manage government investment accounts or public pension plan assets. Advisers that violate this rule may not be compensated for providing advisory services to local and state government clients for two years. This potentially draconian sanction should be sufficient cause for advisers to be completely conversant with the inner workings of the rule and how to protect the firm from violations, even if the firm is not presently subject to its provisions.

The speakers will include Nicole Kalajian from Stradley Ronon and Mederic Daigneault from NRS. For more information, click here.

REMINDER: FREE: Making an Impact Symposium: Philanthropy, Charitable Giving & Social Justice!
Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 4:30-7:30 PM
150 N. Riverside, Chicago, IL (river front view!)

Please join us on February 25th for this timely Hedge Fund Association (“HFA”) Symposium, Making an Impact: Philanthropy, Charitable Giving & Social Justice. An outstanding panel of speakers, including advisers, impact investors and philanthropists, will share actionable insights, non-traditional strategies and fascinating case studies. Attendees will enjoy valuable takeaways, Q&A opportunities and a networking cocktail reception after the panel program.

Symposium topics include:

  • Identification of new trends and innovative approaches to philanthropy
  • When embarking on a new strategic initiative, what type of legal and/or tax structures should be considered or chosen and why?
  • How does impact investing balance sustainable social change with economic returns?
  • How can collaborative non-traditional options achieve broad community impact?

The speakers will be Ric Estrada of Metropolitan Family Services, Jennifer Gniady of Stradley Ronon, Margot Bunn of RMB Capital and Suzanne Currie of Celadon Financial Group.  Nicole Kalajian of Stradley Ronon will be moderating the Symposium. 

Investment Network members receive free admission by using promo code: chicagoimpact. For more information, click here.

ACG Chicago: Creating a Path to Diversity in Leadership
Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 11:00 A.M.- 1:00 P.M.
The Metropolitan, Willis Tower, 67th Floor, 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL

There’s been a lot of talk about companies diversifying their leadership teams. But who’s actually doing it? And how?

At the 2020 Women’s Luncheon, you’ll hear from a panel of executives who are making bold strides on this front. Representing top Chicago companies, they’ll share how they are working to develop women leaders and truly move the needle in creating a more diverse workplace culture.

Featured on the panel will be: Carl Allegretti of Deloitte & Touche; Maria Kim of Cara; and Andrea Zopp of World Business Chicago. Moderating the panel will be Kate Bensen of The Chicago Network

No matter where you are in your career path, you’ll benefit from the insights and information shared. For more information, click here.

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