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George Michael Gerstein and Nicole Kalajian Present at Chicago Bar Association Securities Law Committee

September 26, 2017
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PHILADELPHIA – Stradley Ronon Counsel George Michael Gerstein and Nicole M. Kalajian served as panelists for The Chicago Bar Association’s Securities Law Committee on Sept. 25. Gerstein and Kalajian’s panel, “Emerging Trends in the Asset Management Industry,” discussed the DOL fiduciary rule, FX global code and climate change risk disclosures.

With experience working at two large financial institutions, Gerstein concentrates on the fiduciary and prohibited transaction provisions of ERISA as they apply to the investment and management of plan assets. He’s been heavily focused on the DOL Fiduciary Rule and otherwise assisting clients with ERISA compliance strategies. Gerstein is routinely interviewed by the financial press, and has most recently been quoted in the Wall Street Journal regarding DOL regulatory developments. He recently penned an op-ed for Pensions & Investments regarding the importance of fiduciaries to be aware of the new FX Global Code, and he has a forthcoming article in Bloomberg BNA on the fiduciary implications of climate change.

Kalajian represents securities and commodities professionals in a variety of complex regulatory, compliance and corporate matters. She has extensive experience launching and advising various investment vehicles, such as hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds, commodity pools, fund of funds and socially responsible investment (SRI) vehicles. Kalajian provides legal and compliance guidance to registered and exempt investment advisers, commodity pool operators (CPOs), commodity trading advisers (CTAs), futures commission merchants (FCMs), introducing brokers (IBs), forex (FX) firms, proprietary trading firms and broker-dealers (BDs).

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