Joel D. Corriero

Joel Corriero


Joel Corriero primarily counsels investment companies, including exchange-traded funds (ETFs), mutual funds and closed-end funds (including interval funds), and investment advisers on regulatory and compliance matters. For ETFs, Joel advises on all aspects of the representation, including creation, listing, and continued compliance with both the federal securities laws and exchange listing rules. He is also experienced in the negotiation of authorized participant agreements for transactions in ETF shares. In addition, Joel drafts and reviews critical fund documents, such as registration statements, proxy solicitation materials, exchange listing applications, interval fund repurchase offer materials, and preferred share offering materials. He also counsels on transactional matters, such as mergers and acquisitions, and has experience drafting and negotiating various agreements for investment companies and investment advisers.

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Representative Matters

  • assisted one of the world’s largest asset managers with the launch of its first suite of strategic beta ETFs
  • assisted with the launch of several alternative investment mutual funds for one of the leading global providers of alternative investments, including matters related to registration statement review and compliance, and the drafting of complex strategy and risk disclosure
  • assisted in the representation of a leading independent global investment management firm in connection with the client's acquisition of more than 120 funds from a multinational financial services corporation, including certain matters related to the rationalization of the client's product lineup thereafter
  • assisted in the representation of a client in connection with a significant project involving the redomestication of its closed-end funds to Delaware statutory trusts, and mergers thereafter
  • participated in drafting and negotiating fund-of-funds participation agreements and related agreements for several leading investment management companies related to the offering of client products as underlying funds in fund-of-funds arrangements, whereby the funds of funds served as underlying investment options for variable insurance products
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Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Widener University – Delaware Law School
  • B.A., cum laude, Rutgers University
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