Tim Selby is the head of the Investment Management Practice at Alston & Bird and serves on the firm’s Partners’ Committee. He focuses his practice on advising clients with respect to the structuring and management of hedge funds, managed futures funds, private equity funds, and publicly offered-direct participation programs. He represents a broad range of clients, employing a wide variety of alternative investment strategies; from well-established institutions to experienced fund managers that have decided to build their own asset management firms.
Mr. Selby advises clients with respect to compliance with, and exemptions from, the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, Commodity Exchange Act, Securities Act of 1933, Securities Exchange Act of 1934, SEC and CFTC regulations, and NFA and FINRA rules.
Every year since 2010 Mr. Selby has been listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, where he is recognized for his expertise in the hedge fund and managed futures sectors. In the 2014 edition of Chambers, Mr. Selby was praised as a lawyer who is consistently "coming up with creative solutions to complex issues related to strategic partnerships."
Prior to practicing law Mr. Selby was licensed and practiced as a CPA.
- Established an alternative investment fund platform for an institutional investment manager.
- Counsel to the managed futures group of a major investment bank in connection with the formation of multi-tiered commodity pools.
- Advise mutual fund complex in connection with 40 Act funds investing in futures and derivative instruments.
- Assisted a U.S. fund manager in connection with the public offering of a private equity fund focused on investing in India cross-border transactions that is publicly offered on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in the United Kingdom.
- Counsel to the asset management group of a major investment bank in connection with the formation of a global macro master-feeder fund.
- Counsel to an independent investment adviser in connection with the structure of a master-feeder fund.
- Represent a commodity pool operator in connection with the public offering of interests in a commodity pool.
Alston & Bird was recently named a “Hedge Fund Law Firm” by Hedge Fund Alert for the third consecutive year and singled out by CTA Intelligence as the top firm for client service to the investment funds industry. We sat down with Tim Selby, head of the firm’s Investment Management Practice and president of the New York Hedge Fund Roundtable, to discuss industry challenges and trends for the remainder of 2015, in addition to recent firm accolades.
June 29, 2015
- Chairman of the Board of Directors (2016), New York Hedge Fund Roundtable, an industry association devoted to enhancing educational transparency and promoting ethics among hedge fund industry participants.
- President (2008 – 2016), New York Hedge Fund Roundtable
- Member and immediately preceding Chairman, Committee on Futures and Derivatives Regulation of the New York City Bar Association
- Member and former Steering Committee member, Outside Counsel Forum of the Managed Funds Association
- Member, Private Investment Funds Committee of the New York City Bar Association
- Member, CPO/CTA Committee of the Managed Funds Association
- Member of the Investment Funds Committee of the International Bar Associations
- Member, Futures Industry Association
- CFA Institute’s Claritas® Investment Certificate