Peter D. Greene is co-head of the Investment Management Group. He focuses his practice on all matters related to the formation and structuring of private funds and management companies, compliance and regulatory requirements, and public to private investment opportunities. He has particular experience in insider trading determinations, including the purchase, analysis and use of alternative data and related enforcement. Peter has advised on many of the leading hedge fund launches over the past 17 years; his clients include well-pedigreed managers launching their first funds and some of the largest hedge fund managers. Having previously served as the General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer of a buy-side investment firm, Peter has a unique understanding of his clients’ goals and the nature of their interactions with investors, regulators, auditors, administrators, employees and outside counsel.

Peter is recognized as a leading investment funds lawyer for his work in the hedge funds space by Chambers USA, Chambers Global and The Legal 500 US, with clients stating that “he is the lawyer that I rely most heavily on and he is a really good resource for commercial legal advice” and “an exceptional lawyer” who “combines an excellent business sense with a strong legal background.” Business Insider recently recognized Peter as one of “the 29 bankers, advisors, and lawyers to know if you’re thinking about starting your own hedge fund.” Peter has served on the Board of Directors of the Managed Funds Association (MFA), the leading trade association for the hedge fund and global alternative investment industry. He is also Chairperson of the Board of Directors of The Acceleration Project, a female-founded, female-led business advisory non-profit dedicated to keeping local economies vital and channeling talent into the economy.

Publications

A Down 2022, Less Impact Fund Terms More on Returns,” The 2022 Preqin Service Providers Report, Sept. 30, 2022

“SEC Pay-to-Play Rule Update: Recent SEC Enforcement Activity and What It Means for the November Midterms,” SRZ Alert, Sept. 21, 2022

Speaking Engagements

Alt Data Compliance – Key Focus Areas for 2023,” BattleFin’s Virtual Discovery Day: Wide World of Data, October 2022

“Alternative Data Legal & Compliance – Q3 Quarterly Wrap Up,” Eagle Alpha Insights Workshop, September 2022

“Regulatory Update: Last Week’s Responsible Financial Innovation Act & What it Means for the Industry,” BattleFin Discovery Day New York Conference, June 2022

Moderator, “Operations & Compliance, Part II: Electronic Communications: The Intersection of Technology & Regulation Breakout,” MFA Legal & Compliance 2022, May 2022

“Navigating Uncertainty and Risk Management and the Regulatory Agenda,” ACA's Annual Conference, April 2022

Memberships

  • Managed Funds Association (MFA)
    • Appointed Director, Board of Directors
  • The Acceleration Project
    • Chairperson, Board of Directors

Distinctions

  • Chambers USA
  • Chambers Global
  • The Legal 500 US
  • Business Insider

Prior Experience

  • Lowenstein Sandler LLP
  • Brown Simpson Asset Management, LLC
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Pitney Hardin Kipp & Szuch LLP