James Kaufmann is an expert on all aspects of investment funds. With a focus on regulatory work, hedge funds, and retail funds, he adopts a holistic approach to advising clients.

James works with investment funds and investment managers on every part of their business, including establishing managers and funds, fund/product formation, corporate and regulatory matters, and business life cycle events. James has experience working with a wide range of strategies and structures. He is a partner in the firm's Investment Funds team. 

A key aspect of James' practice focuses on regulatory advice. Having served as a Chief Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering Officer (CF10 & 11) for FCA regulated firms for seven years, James has experience dealing with regulators and regulatory issues as both a practitioner and as an approved person.

In addition, James has a thorough understanding of cryptocurrencies and blockchain related issues, particularly regarding their regulation.

James' unique background, in-house experience, and regulatory knowledge means he is ideally suited to advise clients on every aspect of this innovative and fast-moving field.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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