Ricardo W. Davidovich


Education and Clerkships

J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 1993

B.A., Binghamton University, State University of New York, 1990


New York


Ricardo W. Davidovich is a partner in the Investment Management and Private Equity Practice Groups in the New York office of Haynes and Boone. Ricardo's practice is focused on investment management, U.S. and non U.S. private investment funds (including hedge funds, private equity funds and co-investment vehicles), commodities, broker-dealer and regulatory issues. He represents a broad spectrum of investment managers and investment funds and advises them with respect to all aspects of their business and operations including structuring, ongoing compliance issues, registrations, trading issues and regulatory examinations and investigations. Ricardo advises U.S. and non-U.S. clients as to matters relating to the U.S. Investment Advisers Act of 1940, U.S. Investment Company Act of 1940, the Commodity Exchange Act as well as SEC, FINRA, NFA, CFTC and Blue Sky compliance issues. Ricardo also represents institutional investors with respect to reviewing and negotiating investments.

Ricardo is a frequent lecturer and panelist at industry conferences.

Professional and Community Activities

  • American Bar Association, Hedge Fund Subcommittee
  • New York Bar State Association

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “Global Regulatory Update," speaker, Goldman Sachs Third Annual Hedge Fund Legal and Regulatory Seminar, March 21, 2017.
  • “U.S. Legal Issues for Brazilian Fund Managers,” panelist, Credit Suisse 2017 Prime Services Leadership Conference, New York, March 9, 2017.
  • "Hedge Fund Performance Advertising: Recent SEC Enforcements on Use of Performance Numbers," author, The Hedge Fund Journal, July-August 2016.
  • "Global Regulatory Update," speaker, Goldman Sachs Second Annual Prime Services GC/CCO Conference, March 1, 2016.
  • "The Force Awakens," speaker, 2016 Cayman Alternatives Investment Summit, February 5, 2016.
  • "Kinetic Partners: New York Launch of the Global Regulatory Outlook 2015," speaker, October 29, 2014.
  • "The Hedge Fund Series: Launch and Strategy Sessions," author, HedgeAnswers, March 2014, November and September 2013.
  • "How to Start a Hedge Fund," speaker, February 4, 2014.
  • "Understanding the Regulatory Regime Governing the Use of Social Media by Hedge Fund Managers and Broker-Dealers," author, The Hedge Fund Law Report, Vol. 5 No. 47, December 13, 2012.
  • 4th Annual Global Fund Domiciles Seminar, IFI Global, October 3, 2012.
  • GAIM Ops Conference Cayman 2012, International Centre for Business Information, April 2012.
  • GAIM USA Conference 2011, International Centre for Business Information, January 2012.

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