Investment Management

Davis Polk is prominent in advising on the formation, operation and regulation of public and private funds. The more than 50 dedicated lawyers in our Investment Management Group (IMG) regularly advise a broad range of funds, investors and advisers, including many of the largest and most active private equity funds, hedge funds, registered funds, venture capital funds and private funds of funds, as well as numerous registered investment vehicles.

Our lawyers are known throughout the sector for the highly sophisticated advice they render in structuring and registration matters for U.S. and non-U.S. funds and advisers. In addition, our firm has exceptionally broad experience in dealing with the SEC to provide our clients with creative solutions to their regulatory and compliance issues.


  • Chambers USA?Awards?– “Investment Funds Client Service Team of the Year,” 2015
  • Legal 500 –?Ranked among the top law firms nationwide in various Investment Fund and Management categories, including Alternative/Hedge Funds, Private Equity Funds and Mutual/Registered Funds?
  • Chambers USA?–?Clients note: “The service is impeccable. Davis Polk is really?exceptional in terms of client service, going above and beyond and meeting demanding time?requirements.”?
  • Chambers USA?–?Clients note: “One of the strengths of Davis Polk is the depth of their expertise across all sorts of areas; they are extremely responsive and provide world-class advice.”?