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Gregory S. Rowland


Gregory S. Rowland

Investment Management
New York
Provides transactional, regulatory and compliance advice to funds, investment advisers and business development companies. Advises on digital currency fund formation.

Greg provides transactional, regulatory and compliance advice to investment advisers, mutual funds, closed-end funds, business development companies, private equity funds and hedge funds. He devotes a large portion of his practice to the structuring, launch and operation of registered investment companies and hedge funds and to the sales, acquisitions and restructurings of asset management firms.

Financial institutions, technology companies and asset managers also turn to Greg for guidance in connection with transactional, regulatory and compliance issues concerning digital currency and blockchain activities, including digital currency fund formation.

In addition, Greg advises financial institutions, fund sponsors, corporations, employees’ securities companies and other entities regarding exemptions under the Investment Company Act and Investment Advisers Act.

Experience highlights

Recent transactional representations include:

Mergers & Acquisitions Transactions
  • Charles Schwab Corporation on its $1.8 billion acquisition of assets of USAA’s Investment Management Company, including brokerage and managed portfolio accounts
  • Charles Schwab Corporation on its $26 billion all-stock acquisition of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
  • Morgan Stanley on its $13 billion acquisition of E*TRADE Financial Corporation
  • Morgan Stanley in the sale of its retail investment management business to Invesco
  • A large asset manager on the sale of its exchange-traded funds (ETF) business
  • KKR on its joint venture and related transactions with FS Investments
  • Wells Fargo Asset Management on the sale of its majority interest in The Rock Creek Group
  • Lightyear Capital on its sale of RidgeWorth Investments to Virtus Investment Partners
  • Crestview Partners on its acquisition of Victory Capital Management
  • Munder Capital Management on its acquisition by Victory Capital Management,
  • Morgan Stanley in the sale of its retail investment management business to Invesco
  • Citigroup in the formation of the Morgan Stanley Smith Barney joint venture
  • Morgan Stanley in the spinout of its quantitative proprietary trading unit, PDT
  • Citigroup in the spinout of certain of its CAI alternatives businesses
  • Morgan Stanley in its investments in various hedge fund managers (including Avenue Capital Group and Lansdowne Partners)
  • Morgan Stanley in its global strategic alliance with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group
  • Financial Partners Fund in a management buyout of Jefferson National
  • The Carlyle Group in its investment in wealth adviser and asset manager Avalon Advisors LLC
Registered Funds
  • The initial public offering of the Avenue Income Credit Strategies Fund, a registered closed-end fund sponsored by the Avenue Capital Group, a leading hedge fund adviser
  • The launch of the Six Circles Funds, a new registered fund complex sponsored by J.P. Morgan Private Investments Inc. with over $15 billion in AUM
  • A registered transferable rights offering by the Avenue Income Credit Strategies Fund
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Chambers USA and Global – Investment Funds: Registered Funds
Chambers reports that Greg is “notable for his knowledge of the crossover between registered funds, and digital currency." Clients comment that he is “extremely knowledgeable and excellent at finding solutions to complex issues.”
IFLR1000 – M&A, United States, Highly regarded
J.D., Columbia Law School
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • James Kent Scholar
  • Robert Stephen Haft Moot Court Prize
  • Articles Editor, Columbia Law Review
B.A., Economics, Vanderbilt University
  • cum laude
Law Clerk, Hon. Diana E. Murphy, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2002-2003
Professional history
  • Partner, 2010-present
  • Associate, 2003-2010
Qualifications and admissions
  • State of New York
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