Stacy H. Louizos represents registered investment companies and their independent directors and investment advisers. Over the past 20 years, she has advised clients on a broad range of matters relating to the operation of investment companies, including the organization and offering of open-end and closed-end investment companies, mergers of individual mutual funds and of fund complexes, and on board governance, compliance and other regulatory matters under the federal securities laws.
Stacy has been consistently recommended in the area of Investment Fund Formation and Management: Mutual/Registered Funds law in The Legal 500 United States, including being described as “excellent” (2015), “smart, diligent and practical” (2018) and was “particularly singled out” (2014) for her experience advising clients on fixed-income and money market products. She has also been recognized for her “deep fund board experience” (2017).
Stacy is recognized as a Noted Practitioner in the Nationwide Registered Funds area by Chambers USA. She was also named one of the “2019 Notable Women in Law” by Crain’s New York Business.
Stacy is a member of the Financial Services Steering Committee and of the Women’s Leadership Committee of the firm. She is also a member of the firm’s Best Interest Compliance team.
Stacy has served as fund counsel and/or counsel to the independent directors of fund complexes of all sizes, including a number of large and well-known fund groups. She has extensive experience in counseling independent directors/trustees on matters relating to board governance and best practices, as well as with respect to their duties under the Investment Company Act of 1940.
Stacy regularly counsels and assists independent directors in their annual 15(c) contract approval process and advises on topics such as risk management oversight, cybersecurity, distribution and directors and officers insurance policies.
She has substantial experience relating to different registered fund products, including umbrella series trusts, variable annuity insurance funds, funds of funds, manager of managers structures, master-feeder funds and money market funds.
Stacy also regularly counsels clients on regulatory and industry matters, including with respect to the DOL fiduciary rule, fund liquidity risk management program and the money market reform rules.
- Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 1997
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 1992, National Merit Scholar
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