Stephen Carson is a Partner in the Asset Management & Investment Funds Group and Head of the London office at A&L Goodbody. Stephen advises international asset management firms and investment banks in relation to the establishment and authorisation of all types of investment funds including UCITS, AIFs, exchange traded funds (ETFs), money market funds, hedge funds, private equity funds and property funds as well as authorisation of UCITS management companies and alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs). He also acts for the promoters of, and service providers to, Irish domiciled investment funds including investment managers, fund administrators and depositaries in relation to depositary, administration, prime brokerage and other service agreements.
"Impressive grasp of both commercial realities and regulatory requirements, as well as his ability to give a reasoned and insightful diagnosis when consulted ad hoc." (Chambers Global 2018)
"Knowledgeable and personable." (IFLR1000 2020)
"Has the skills to advise on the full range of fund establishment and management matters for both AIFs and UCITS funds, with recent work relating to ETFs." (Chambers Global 2017)
"Hugely responsive, practical and commercial approach." (Chambers Europe 2016)
Stephen regularly speaks at international conferences and other industry events. Stephen is the chairperson of the Irish Funds association's Working Group on ELTIFs and Loan Funds, was a member of the Marketing Committee of the Irish Funds association from 2012 to 2014 and currently is a member of the Events Committee of the Irish Funds association.