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Ryan Helmrich advises investment managers, broker-dealers, fund sponsors, custodial banks, transfer agents and other asset servicing providers on a broad range of investment management regulatory and transactional matters. He also counsels asset managers on a range of regulatory issues, including registration, interpretive guidance, new product development, regulatory examinations and enforcement actions.

In addition to his general experience in asset management, Ryan regularly represents financial institutions in lift-out transactions, master servicing arrangements, derivatives-trading arrangements, as well as other matters affecting their domestic and global asset-servicing activities (custody, administrative, sub-accounting, and transfer agency). He has worked with state sponsors, private program managers and other providers involved with Section 529 college savings programs, Section 529A (ABLE) disability savings programs, and regularly represents investment advisers, broker-dealers, and program administrators with product development and contract negotiation.

On June 5, 2024, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit unanimously vacated a rule the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enacted in August 2023 that was intended to protect investors who invest in certain private funds and prevent fraud by the investment advisers to Private Funds.
Continue Reading U.S. Appeals Court Vacates SEC Private Fund Adviser Rule

On Jan. 13, 2021, the Division of Investment Management staff (Staff) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission) issued a no-action letter advising that it would not recommend enforcement action
Continue Reading SEC Staff Issues No-Action Relief for Custody of Certain Loan Interests Under the Investment Company Act