Allison Yacker, New York Financial Services co-chair, and Henry Bregstein, global co-chair of the firm's Financial Services practice, analyze the myriad of legal, economic and business issues facing sovereign wealth funds and other institutional investors. They posit that those investors should consider exercising "the power of the pause" to ensure that their large-scale allocations to alternative investment funds are implemented on advantageous terms and that their policies and procedures adequately address all relevant global regulatory implications.