Diversity & Inclusion
Kenneth E. Burdon represents public and private investment funds, investment advisers, financial services companies and other financial institutions in connection with the structuring and distribution of investment products, and in a variety of regulatory, compliance, corporate, governance, operational and transactional matters. Mr. Burdon’s practice includes significant experience advising registered investment companies and their boards of directors, public and private fund-of-hedge-funds and other alternative products, and multinational investment advisers. Mr. Burdon also represents asset management companies and other financial institutions in connection with their transactional activities, such as mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and split-offs of operational groups, and advises asset management companies and other financial institutions in connection with the regulatory and compliance implications of regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings.
In the public investment company area, Mr. Burdon has represented clients such as the BlackRock Funds, including BlackRock Municipal Target Term Trust in its $1.55 billion initial public offering; the Gabelli Funds; the RMR Funds; the Cushing Funds; Tweedy, Browne; and funds advised by John Hancock and Oppenheimer. He also has represented BlackRock and others in developing innovative products and product structures to pursue registered and unregistered alternative strategies. In the private product area, he has represented the EIM Group in connection with a variety of onshore and offshore products. Mr. Burdon also has represented financial institutions, such as The TCW Group, Société Générale, Credit Suisse and Ameriprise, in connection with their transactional activities, including counseling them on associated regulatory and compliance matters, and has represented investment banks, such as Wells Fargo, in underwriting the public offerings of closed-end funds.
Mr. Burdon co-authors Investment Management Regulation, Fifth Edition, a law school course book on the Investment Company Act and the Investment Advisers Act.
J.D., Boston University School of Law, 2007 (summa cum laude; Editor, Boston University Law Review)
B.A., Boston University, 2004 (summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa)