Matthew R. DiClemente

Matthew DiClemente


Matthew DiClemente represents investment advisers, registered investment companies and their boards of directors, private funds and broker-dealers in a wide range of regulatory, corporate and transactional matters. His clients include several of the largest investment management firms and fund complexes in the country, insurance companies, private fund sponsors and family offices.

Matt’s experience includes:

  • advising on the development and management of alternative asset classes and strategies, such as derivatives and other complex instruments
  • advising on SEC, CFTC, NFA and FINRA regulation of marketing, trading, soft-dollars, compliance policies and cross-border sharing of personnel and information
  • advising on all aspects of open-end, closed-end and interval fund product development, regulation, disclosure and compliance matters
  • assisting investment management firms navigate difficult SEC exams and enforcement proceedings
  • structuring, forming and creating disclosure documents for hedge funds and other private funds
  • handling mergers and acquisitions involving investment companies and investment advisers
  • drafting and negotiating selling, revenue-sharing and other distribution agreements and investment advisory and sub-advisory contracts
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Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Widener University School of Law
  • B.S., University of Delaware

  • Alumni Advisory Board, Widener Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law
  • Founder, Philadelphia Young 40 Act Lawyers Roundtable
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Investment Company & Investment Adviser Sub-Committee

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, “The Future of Fund Distribution,” IDC 2016 Fund Directors Conference (Chicago) 
  • Panelist, “Investment Adviser Association,” 2016 Compliance Conference (Philadelphia) 
  • Presenter, “Mutual Funds at a Glance: Cybersecurity Best Practices and Industry Regulatory Updates,” Stradley Ronon and Grant Thornton webinar
  • Co-speaker, “SEC’s Data Modernization and Enhanced Reporting Proposals,” sponsored by the SIFMA Asset Management Group and the Asset Managers Forum
  • Co-speaker, “Managing Disclosure Risk with ArcProspectus: How Much Does it Help,” RR Donnelley Annual User Conference
  • Co-Speaker, “Improving Disclosure to Reduce Litigation Risk,” Stradley breakfast at ICI Mutual Funds and Investment Management Conference
  • Moderator, “Director Discussion Series,” sponsored by the Mutual Fund Directors Forum
  • Panelist, “Making Sense of the CFTC Harmonization Rules for Registered Investment Companies and Their Investment Advisers”
  • Panelist, “The Director’s Point of View 2013: Bringing Current Mutual Fund Issues into Focus”
  • Presenter, “New Directors Training,” Mutual Fund Directors Forum Directors’ Institute
  • Moderator, “The CCO’s Point of View: Making Sense of Recent Regulations and Enforcement Proceedings”
  • Speaker, “Investment Adviser M&A Strategies and Succession Planning,” webinar sponsored by Stradley Ronon, Incap Group, Inc. and Genworth Financial
  • Speaker, “What Does it Take to Become a Registered Investment Adviser?” Philadelphia PECFOA chapter meeting
  • Moderator, “Private Equity and Venture Capital Fund Adviser Regulation Seminar,” sponsored by Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) and Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
  • Speaker, “New Form ADV Delivery Requirements, Contracts and Insider Trading,” webinar sponsored by National Regulatory Services and Investment Adviser Association
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  • The Legal 500 U.S., recommended for mutual/registered funds
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