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MLA Joins NASDAQ and iCapital® in Support of a Unique Learning Opportunity for Private Fund Managers

Hanover, MD (March 22, 2023) — Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world’s leading legal search firm, today announced its partnership with NASDAQ and iCapital in support of a new professional course at The Stoops Center for Law & Business at Florida State University’s College of Law, “Delivering Private Investments to the Individual Market: A Business and Legal Guide.”

Designed for private fund lawyers and executives, this course describes the key business and legal considerations associated with the biggest trend in the investment management industry today: the delivery of institutional quality private equity, credit and real asset exposures into individual portfolios.

“There is no other course like this on the market today, and there is certainly a need for it given where the market is headed and the new products becoming available every day,” said Greg Richter, Partner and Vice President, Retained Search and Advisory Services for Major, Lindsey & Africa. “We are proud to help bring this course to the financial industry and better prepare private fund lawyers to partner and advise private investment managers.”

The course will review several major, recent legal and product structuring developments that greatly expand the opportunities for private fund managers in the individual market; explain the real-world dynamics of the various individual distribution channels; detail how the major product structures can be tailored to best meet investor and issuer needs; and describe various strategic and outsourcing approaches that allow almost any size private fund manager to access the individual market.

“Lawyers in this space should understand not just the latest legal wrinkles but also the practical realities of distribution and the operational requirements of different approaches,” said Bob Rice, adjunct law professor and alternative investment expert who will lead the six-module online course.  “Success in this space depends on lawyers solving a Rubik’s cube of interconnected legal, business, and investment strategy issues, where each choice profoundly impacts all the others.”

Interested parties can enroll now online for the course that starts April 19, 2023.

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