Miranda Sturgis



Miranda Sturgis focuses her practice on counseling investment companies and investment advisers in connection with various regulatory, compliance and transactional issues. She assists in the representation of clients in various investment management and securities law matters, including: preparing regulatory filings; drafting and reviewing registration statements and proxy solicitation materials; researching various securities and corporate law issues; and drafting corporate policies and compliance procedures. Her experience includes assisting in the representation of clients in matters such as the formation, registration and ongoing regulation of investment companies, including index-based and actively managed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and obtaining exchange listing approvals for ETFs. Miranda also assists in the representation of clients in transactional matters, such as fund mergers and acquisitions.

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Representative Matters

  • assisted a global asset management firm in launching of its first suite of strategic beta ETFs
  • advised Franklin Templeton in launching its Franklin Responsibly Sourced Gold ETF (ticker: FGLD), a physically backed gold exchange-traded product (ETP) with an ESG focus that is registered under the Securities Act of 1933
  • assisted an investment adviser in launching its first mutual funds, including converting three private funds into the newly created mutual funds 
  • assisted in the representation of various closed-end funds in connection with the offering of Variable Rate MuniFund Term Preferred Shares
  • assisted in the representation of several leading global investment firms, including matters related specifically to the organization and registration of investment products, registration statement review and compliance, and the drafting of complex strategy and risk disclosure
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Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • J.D., cum laude, Villanova University School of Law
  • B.A., summa cum laude, University of Pennsylvania

  • Women in ETFs – Philadelphia Leadership Board

Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, “SEC’s ETF Rule,” Women in ETFs Philadelphia
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  • Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch
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In The Community

Miranda is on the Leadership Board of the Philadelphia Chapter of Women in ETFs, an organization that seeks to bring together people in the ETF industry to champion goals of equality, diversity, and inclusion; develop and sponsor talent; recognize and honor the achievements of women in the industry; and invest in the ETF community.
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