James Kaufmann

James Kaufmann:


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

James advises investment funds and investment managers on every part of their business, including establishment of managers and funds, fund/product formation, corporate and regulatory matters, and business life cycle events, thanks to his involvement with a wide range of strategies and structures.

Prior to joining Howard Kennedy, James was at a leading fund platform as General Counsel and Head of Compliance and then as chief operating officer of an alternative investment fund.

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 actual experience of dealing with regulators and regulatory issues as both a practitioner and as an approved person.

In addition, James is an authority on cryptocurrencies and blockchain related issues, especially regarding their regulation. His can-do approach combined with his unique background, in-house experience and regulatory knowledge means he is ideally suited to advising clients on the issues raised in this innovative and fast-moving field.

James Kaufmann: Partner

Capital Markets