Peter Tsirigotis provides legal advice to financial institutions, asset managers and investment advisers to help them develop and maintain financial products while navigating the regulatory landscape. He brings to each client representation a unique perspective on the financial services industry, having served in several senior-level legal, compliance, operations and risk roles, including as regulator, inside counsel, outside counsel, chief compliance officer and chief operating officer. He has advised private funds (hedge funds, private equity funds, funds of private funds), registered investment companies (mutual funds, closed-end funds, fund of funds, hybrid funds), UCITs and other offshore funds (Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Dublin, Luxembourg), investment advisers to funds and separately managed accounts, business development companies, real estate investment trusts, collective investment trusts, and banks.
Prior to joining Stradley Ronon, Peter was senior vice president at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co, where he led the investment management funds risk, operations and governance group. In that position, he oversaw operations, governance and regulatory risk issues regarding Brown Brothers Harriman’s registered and unregistered proprietary funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds, UCITS, mutual funds and real estate funds, among others. He also coordinated the development and structuring of all new fund products, including creating three platforms for launching direct investment funds, fund of hedge funds and fund of private equity funds, and launching mutual funds, UCITS funds, a private equity fund, a fixed income hedge fund and a long-only global hedge fund.
Peter has also served as chief operating officer and chief compliance officer for Apis Capital Advisors. He was senior vice president and associate general counsel for U.S. Trust Company and became assistant general counsel for Bank of America when it acquired U.S. Trust Company in 2007. Peter also worked as corporate counsel for Prudential Financial and as an attorney in the SEC’s Division of Investment Management.
Before attending law school, Peter was an economist with the Environmental Protection Agency, where he developed economic, policy and legal analyses of environmental regulations and statutes and served as lead economist on the EPA Legislative Task Force. For his work at the EPA, Peter was awarded a Bronze Medal for Outstanding Contribution to the Superfund Reauthorization.