Nathan D. Somogie
Nathan is counsel in Ropes & Gray’s asset management group. His practice covers a wide range of regulatory, transactional and compliance matters for global asset managers, including the organization, operation and governance of mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), interval funds, registered funds of private funds and business development companies. Nathan has considerable experience with the ongoing representation of investment advisers, registered investment companies and their boards of directors. He is an experienced counselor to asset managers in mergers and acquisitions, investment transactions and fund reorganizations, and regularly advises clients on industry developments.
- Day-to-day regulatory and compliance advice to Natixis Investment Managers and its affiliated mutual funds and ETFs.
- Ongoing regulatory and compliance advice to Columbia Threadneedle and its affiliated mutual funds.
- Day-to-day regulatory and compliance advice to AMG Funds and Pantheon Ventures with respect to AMG Pantheon Fund, one of the few registered funds of private equity funds in existence.
- Ongoing regulatory and compliance advice to the Brighthouse Funds and Brighthouse Investment Advisers (formerly the MetLife Funds and MetLife Advisers).
- Advised several of the world’s largest asset managers on a variety of registered fund reorganizations, including the first merger of an ETF into an open-end fund and other unique merger structures.
- Ongoing advice to several global asset managers on a range of regulatory and compliance matters relevant to their services to mutual funds and separate account clients.
- Counsel to several global asset managers and private equity sponsors in connection with mergers and acquisitions of registered investment advisers and broker-dealers.
- Quoted, “COVID-19: SEC Further Extends Public Comment Deadline, Commissioner Calls for Still More Time,” ACA Insight (April 13, 2020)
- Quoted, “SEC Exemption Proposal Would Raise Offering Limits and Streamline Process,” ACA Insight (March 9, 2020)
- Co-author, “Retail Investments in Private Funds: Regulatory Obstacles and Opportunities,” Wolters Kluwer (October 18, 2019)
- “European Legal and Regulatory Update,” Boston Bar Association, Financial Services Section Newsletter (Winter 2012)
- “Failure of a ‘Basic Assumption’: The Emerging Standard for Excuse Under MAE Provisions,” Michigan Law Review (2009)
- JD, magna cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, 2010; Articles Editor, Michigan Law Review
- MS (Accounting), Bentley University, 2004
- BA, summa cum laude, Gordon College, 2003