Investment Management

Davis Polk is prominent in advising on the formation, operation and regulation of public and private funds. The more than 50 dedicated lawyers in our Investment Management Group (IMG) regularly advise a broad range of funds, investors and advisers, including many of the largest and most active private equity funds, hedge funds, registered funds, venture capital funds and private funds of funds, as well as numerous registered investment vehicles.

Our lawyers are known throughout the sector for the highly sophisticated advice they render in structuring and registration matters for U.S. and non-U.S. funds and advisers. In addition, few firms, if any, can match our experience in dealing with the SEC to provide our clients with creative solutions to their regulatory and compliance issues.


  • Davis Polk ranked among the top law firms nationwide in various Investment Fund and Management categories including alternative/hedge funds, private equity funds and mutual/registered funds, according to Legal 500 U.S. 2014.
  • Clients note: “They are on top of their game. They have a lot of insight into current developments and they really understand the law.” - Chambers USA 2014