Private Investment Funds and Lawyers Behind
时间： April 30 (Saturday), 9:45 AM (Beijing Time)
主讲人： Mr. Richard Zhang (张俊琪), Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Organizer and Moderator: Professor Sang Yop Kang
Sponsored by Forum of Finance, Business, Innovation, and Law (Professor Sang Yop Kang, President Liang Chen, Vice Presidents Tianhang Zhang, Fanbo Sun, and Yanfei Qian).
Richard Zhang (张俊琪) is an alumnus of Peking University School of Transnational Law (Class of 2016) and served as the Editor-in-Chief of Peking University Transnational Law Review. Richard is currently an associate in Simpson Thacher & Bartlett’s Private Funds group. Since his recent relocation from the firm’s New York office to the Hong Kong office, Richard’s practice focuses on organization, structuring and operation of global private equity funds, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region.
Private equity, venture capital, and hedge funds have become increasingly popular alternative investments since the mid-1990s. Compared to more traditional investments (e.g., stocks, bonds, cash, and mutual funds), private investment funds tend to be less liquid (i.e., more difficult to convert back to cash), more complicated, subject to fewer regulations, and often produce higher returns for investors. Private funds refer to those which do not solicit public investment and are classified as such according to exemptions in the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Securities Act of 1933. This presentation will provide a brief overview of private funds with focus on private equity funds and a snapshot of my experience working as a private funds lawyer.