Amanda Quaine, Head of Funds

Amanda Quaine joined Cleveland & Co in early 2021 as our Head of Funds. In this role, Amanda oversees client relationships as well as works on all investment management related agreements, leveraging her expertise to provide technical advice to clients with respect to our practice focused on Investment Funds.

Amanda is a dual-qualified lawyer with extensive experience in the banking and finance sector. She qualified as a solicitor and barrister in Victoria, Australia, in 1998, before qualifying as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2003. She’s worked for top-tier law firms such as Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks (now Allens) and as in-house counsel for big financial institutions such as Credit Suisse. She has experience in corporate governance as well as front, middle and back office functions of investment management.  

In advising clients, Amanda adopts a pragmatic and commercial approach to achieve desired outcomes, whilst minimising legal risk to, and protecting the interests of, her clients. When she’s not using her superpowers to see into the future and keep her clients 2 steps ahead, she’s out travelling anywhere she can hike, camp, paddle and catch a glimpse of the local wildlife. 

Expertise

Amanda has experience in:

  • ACD Arrangements
  • Administration
  • CISs
  • Clearing, Settlement and Custody
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Corporate Agreements
  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Derivatives (ISDAs, CSA’s)
  • Distribution
  • European Medium-Term Notes
  • Financial Services Regulation
  • Funds (UCITS, Non-UCITS and AIFs)
  • GC Services
  • Global In-house Legal Policy
  • Hedge Funds
  • Introducer Arrangements
  • Legal Department Building
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Strategy
  • Listing on Regulated and Unregulated Markets
  • Prime Services
  • Private Debt/Credit
  • Regulation, including AIFMD
  • Service Agreements
  • SICAV

Experience

Amanda has gained her experience working at the following institutions:

  • Morgan Stanley
  • Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (in administration)
  • Threadneedle Asset Management (now Columbia Threadneedle Investments)
  • Credit Suisse First Boston (now Credit Suisse)
  • Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks (now Allens)

Professional Appointments/Memberships

  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Law Society of Victoria

Qualifications

  • Qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales and Victoria, Australia
  • Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (College of Law, London)
  • Honours Degree in Law (Monash University)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Arts (Monash University)

Languages

  • English

Amanda Quaine joined Cleveland & Co in early 2021 as our Head of Funds. In this role, Amanda oversees client relationships as well as works on all investment management related agreements, leveraging her expertise to provide technical advice to clients with respect to our practice focused on Investment Funds.

Amanda is a dual-qualified lawyer with extensive experience in the banking and finance sector. She qualified as a solicitor and barrister in Victoria, Australia, in 1998, before qualifying as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2003. She’s worked for top-tier law firms such as Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks (now Allens) and as in-house counsel for big financial institutions such as Credit Suisse. She has experience in corporate governance as well as front, middle and back office functions of investment management.  

In advising clients, Amanda adopts a pragmatic and commercial approach to achieve desired outcomes, whilst minimising legal risk to, and protecting the interests of, her clients. When she’s not using her superpowers to see into the future and keep her clients 2 steps ahead, she’s out travelling anywhere she can hike, camp, paddle and catch a glimpse of the local wildlife. 

Expertise

Amanda has experience in:

  • Administration
  • AIFs
  • Broker agreements
  • CISs
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Clearing, Settlement and Custody
  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Derivatives (OTC and listed)
  • Distribution
  • Equity Capital Markets
  • FX
  • Insolvency
  • Introducer Arrangements
  • Investment Banking
  • Listing Requirements
  • Money Markets
  • Prime Services
  • Regulation including EMIR, MIFID II, GDPR, SM&CR, AIFMD, Prudential Requirements, the Benchmarks Regulation and ESG criteria
  • Securities Lending & Repo
  • Securitisation
  • Service Agreements
  • Treasury

Qualified in England & Wales and Victoria, Australia

Experience

Amanda has gained her experience working at the following institutions:

  • Morgan Stanley
  • Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (in administration)
  • Threadneedle Asset Management (now Columbia Threadneedle Investments)
  • Credit Suisse First Boston (now Credit Suisse)
  • Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks (now Allens)

Professional Appointments/Memberships

  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Law Society of Victoria

Qualifications

  • Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (College of Law, London)
  • Honours Degree in Law (Monash University)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Arts (Monash University)

Languages

  • English

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