George Baxter is an associate in the corporate department and a member of the firm’s asset management group. George focuses on representing registered investment companies, hedge funds, private funds and investment advisers in regulatory, transactional and compliance matters. He provides advice regarding the creation, registration and operation of new and existing investment products designed for institutional or retail investors. He also works with clients to respond to new SEC rules affecting the investment management industry and to comply with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS). George’s experience also includes advising fund managers on and negotiating various contractual arrangements, such as side letters with investors, administrator and other service provider agreements and placement agent agreements.
Prior to joining the firm, George was an investment analyst at Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. (GMO), an institutional investment management firm. George holds a masters degree in finance and has twelve years of experience in the investment management industry, all with GMO. While in law school, George was a comment editor for the Suffolk University Law Review and received the Class of 2012 Outstanding Student Award from the law school’s faculty.
- Launching new registered investment companies and private funds.
- Advises PIMCO on private fund formation matters and all aspects of day-to-day operations, including side letter negotiations, compliance matters, placement agent arrangements and service provider arrangements. Regularly advises sponsors in connection with the formation of funds of one and separate account arrangements.
- Drafting and advising on SEC filings for registered funds and investment advisers, including registration statements, shareholder reports, exemptive applications, and proxy statement/prospectuses.
- Represents Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co., LLC and the GMO Trust mutual fund complex on a wide range of matters, including fund disclosure, regulatory filings, compliance matters, the organization of new funds, and board matters.