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William MacGregor

William MacGregor is a partner in the registered funds group and a member of the investment management practice. Over the last two decades, Bill has held roles in big-law and as in-house counsel at preeminent firms equipping him with a unique perspective and a deep understanding of asset managers in the registered funds space. His wide-ranging practice includes advising clients on regulatory and transactional matters involving registered open-end and closed-end investment companies and their investment advisers, as well as their independent board members.

Bill works closely with clients on new product development, distribution arrangements and, development and application of compliance programs. In particular, he regularly counsels clients with respect to regulatory issues in relation to regulatory examinations and inquiries, as well as implementation of new regulations and regulatory changes.

Prior to joining Proskauer, Bill served in-house as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, at Equitable Investment Management Group.

The staff of the Division of Investment Management (the “Staff”) has issued a FAQ pertaining to the rule and form amendments adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) in October 2022, which require open-end mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”, and together with open-end mutual funds, “funds”) registered on Form N-1A to transmit

In the registered fund world, we spent much of the past year focused on complying with – and implementing – new, operationally complex rules covering derivatives, valuation and fund-of-fund investments, among others. This year, I expect the SEC to examine fund and adviser compliance with the technical aspects of those newly implemented rules, including a