About Christian B. Hennion

Christian Hennion advises US and international asset managers on a variety of transactional and regulatory matters. He helps them with private fund launches and reorganizations, compliance issues under the Investment Advisers Act and Commodity Exchange Act and numerous issues before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

The regulatory advice asset managers need

Fund managers, registered investment advisers, commodity trading advisors and private equity firms all draw on Chris' advice. He represents them in registrations with the SEC and CFTC. He also works closely with both SEC- and CFTC-registered clients undergoing compliance examinations and responding to inquiries from regulators and self-regulatory organizations. Negotiating with regulators over any areas of concern, he helps to reach efficient and favorable resolutions. He is also experienced in preparing offering and advisory documents for asset management firms, and knowledgeable about the SEC and CFTC regulations applicable to them.

For clients with complex institutional structures, Chris consults on how to efficiently structure US-regulated businesses while minimizing disruptions to affiliated domestic and international businesses.

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Practice Focus

  • Private fund launches and reorganizations
  • SEC and CFTC registrations, examinations and enforcement actions
  • The Investment Advisers Act and Commodity Exchange Act compliance matters
  • Futures and derivatives regulation

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