Leslie is a member of the Financial Industry Group, practicing in the area of Investment Management. She counsels investment companies, investment advisers and broker-dealers relating to pooled investment products, including registered and unregistered, open- and closed-end investment companies. Leslie focuses on stable value separate accounts and funds, including money market funds, enhanced cash funds, and collective investment funds, and she advises such entities on registration, transactional and compliance matters. Leslie has substantial experience in reviewing and negotiating investment products purchased by such stable value accounts and funds, including tender option bonds, asset backed securities, synthetic GICS and other structured products.
Leslie also counsels portal providers, including providing general legal advice regarding the terms portal; reviewing and negotiated contracts with funds offered through the platform and platform participants; preparing and reviewing marketing literature used to promote the platform, and advising on compliance issues related the 1940 Act and private offering exemptions for offshore funds and non-registered U.S. funds.