Bertrand C. Fry has become a partner in the investment management group at New York-based law firm Pryor Cashman, where he will lead a team focusing on legal and regulatory issues affecting alternative investment fund advisors.
Fry has almost 20 years of corporate and transactional experience, including extensive experience with alternative investment vehicles from both in-house and law firm perspectives. He comes to Pryor Cashman from the D. E. Shaw group, a global investment and technology development firm, where he was senior vice president. Prior to that, Fry served as senior counsel in the London office of Dechert, where he advised and launched numerous hedge funds, funds of funds, and their managers. He began his career as an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York.
Fry’s practice focuses on advising and structuring private investment funds and counseling fund managers and advisers, as well as advising on mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, and other transactions.
“Bert’s deep experience with private investment funds, including his having advised on some of the most sophisticated and innovative fund structures in the industry, are tremendous assets to our firm and critical to our efforts to continue expanding the reach of our Investment Management Group,” said Eric M. Hellige, partner and chair of the corporate and securities group at Pryor Cashman, in a statement.
Pryor Cashman’s clients range from global investment firms with assets under management of more than $29 billion to start-up managers and funds.