12-Hour Program

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Why You Should Attend

The explosion of new financial products over the past decade like the emergence of cryptocurrencies, the implosion of the credit markets and the resulting significant regulatory requirements underline the importance of a basic understanding of financial products. While these instruments have been invaluable investment tools, with enormous potential for product manufacturers and investors, they also create potentially significant legal risks and challenges for their promoters, users, legal counsel and regulators. This seminar is designed as a hands-on learning tool to explain the fundamentals that you need to know when dealing with the more common financial investment products in the marketplace today. 

What You Will Learn

  • Cryptocurrencies as an asset class
  • Learn how mutual funds and other investment companies are structured and distributed
  • Explore how hedge funds and other private funds are structured and operated following the controversial JOBS Act and in light of government enforcement agencies’ efforts surrounding them
  • Evaluate universal life insurance, variable insurance products, guarantees and life settlements
  • Discuss flow-through entities, including REITS, BDCs and similar vehicles
  • Understand the effects of the credit crisis on securitized products
  • Consider the mortgage market since the financial crisis, including the roles of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the FHA, and the emergence of covered bonds as a financial product
  • Gain insight into the use of derivatives — swaps, collars, options, futures and forwards to hedge portfolio positions

Who Should Attend

This program is aimed at attorneys at all levels who are involved in securities, corporate, banking and finance and insurance law, and in-house counsel, financial planners, financial advisors, bankers and accountants.

Special Features

  • Earn one hour of Ethics credit
  • NY Transitional Attorneys: Earn Professional Skills credit

Program Level: Overview

Intended Audience:  Attorneys at all levels who are involved in securities, corporate, banking and finance, and insurance law, as well as in-house counsel, financial planners, financial advisers, bankers, and accountants.

Prerequisites: An interest in financial services and understanding the nuances of securities and finance.

Advanced Prep: None

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