Nicole Kalajian


Stradley Ronon

Nicole M. Kalajian is an attorney at Stradley Ronon and a member of the Investment Management Group. Mrs. Kalajian was selected as a Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2016, 2017 and 2018. She is a founder of the Investment Network and the Digital Assets Working Group. She is a former Co-Chairman of the Chicago Bar Association’s Financial Investment Services Committee and the Futures & Derivatives Law Committee and is active in these committees today. Mrs. Kalajian represents securities and commodities professionals in a variety of complex regulatory, compliance and corporate matters. Mrs. Kalajian has extensive experience launching and advising various investment vehicles, such as hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds, commodity pools, fund of funds, cryptocurrency funds and socially responsible investment (SRI) vehicles. Mrs. Kalajian provides legal and compliance guidance to registered and exempt investment advisers, commodity pool operators (CPOs), commodity trading advisers (CTAs), futures commission merchants (FCMs), introducing brokers (IBs), forex (FX) firms, proprietary trading firms and broker-dealers (BDs). She also serves as counsel to boards, mutual funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs). Mrs. Kalajian drafts and develops disclosure documents, compliance manuals, policies and procedures, corporate documents, contracts/trade agreements and advertising materials. She also provides legal and structuring guidance concerning complex master-feeder structures, domestic and foreign funds, international offerings and separately managed accounts. Mrs. Kalajian counsels clients in compliance and regulatory matters involving the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), National Futures Association (NFA), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), exchange and State regulatory authorities.

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