Carol is the Toronto Regional Leader of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP's Derivatives Group, is the National Leader of the Firm's Structured Products Group and is a member of the Investment Management Group.
Carol practices in the area of securities law, specializing in investment management funds. She also has an extensive derivatives practice, particularly for mutual funds, pension funds, closed-end investment funds, hedge funds and pooled funds. Carol’s practice areas also include corporate and securities transactions.
Carol’s relevant experience includes:
Advising investment fund managers on a range of legal issues relating to the administration of retail and exempt investment funds in Canada. Has advised on a number of leading edge transactions and assisted in developing new products in the investment fund area, including:
The first RSP clone fund using derivatives to replicate the performance of an underlying foreign fund;
The first multi-class structure within a family of mutual funds;
The creation of tax-efficient returns in fixed income investment funds through the use of a derivative structure;
Canadian mutual funds that invest exclusively in U.S. exchange-traded funds;
Hedge funds and fund-of-fund hedge funds;
The use of derivatives generally by investment and pension funds;
Advises public and private companies regarding equity and debt financings and business.