Cathy A. Weist focuses her practice on advising European and US investment managers of hedge funds, private equity funds, hybrid funds and funds of funds on all aspects of their business. She also provides advice to clients on general securities law and regulatory matters impacting investment funds and their managers, such as compliance with SEC rules, the AIFM Directive and the marketing of funds in various jurisdictions.

Speaking Engagements

SRZ How Will Brexit Impact U.S. Managers?, November 2018

“Marketing,” SRZ London Investment Management Hot Topics, July 2018

“EU Regulatory Update for US Private Fund Managers,” SRZ Webinar, May 2018

“Challenges Terminating Old Funds and Launching New Ones,” SRZ London Investment Management Hot Topics, March 2017

“Launching Liquid Alternatives Across the Atlantic: The Growth and Challenges of UCITS and 40 Act Funds,” MFA Global Summit 2016, London, November 2016

“Trends in Fundraising,” SRZ London Investment Management Hot Topics, March 2016

“Investor Needs and Expectations,” SRZ London Investment Management Hot Topics, March 2015

MFA AIFMD Seminar — Update on Private Placements, Reverse Enquiry, and Cap Intro Conferences and Overview of Marketing Foreign Hedge Funds into Switzerland, New York, October 2014

“Marketing Under AIFMD — Best Practice and Key Differences,” HFMWeek European Operational Leaders Summit, Hertfordshire, UK, September 2014

“Fund Strategies and Structuring,” SRZ London Investment Management Hot Topics, March 2014

“US Landscape: Pitfalls and Potential of Changing Regulation,” HFMWeek Legal Summit, September 2012 


  • The Hedge Fund Journal’s 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds

Prior Experience

  • Cahill Gordon & Reindel 
    • Associate