Linklaters appoints new global head of Investment Management Group

Linklaters has appointed Matt Keogh as Global Practice Head of the Investment Management Group, succeeding Scott Bowie. The role is for a four year term with effect from 15 October 2015.  

A partner since 2012, Matt’s practice includes all aspects of institutional investment products and transactions acting for both sponsors and investors, with a particular focus on alternative investment funds including private equity, real estate, infrastructure, debt and hedge funds, private equity style joint ventures and equity syndication.  Matt also has considerable experience in the operation of asset management houses as well as fund equity and debt financing (acting for both sponsors and banks) and M&A related to independent and captive investment operations.

In connection with the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, Matt has also been very active as the firm played a key role in every stage of directive implementation, including most recently assisting clients in applying for authorisation and passporting marketing across jurisdictions.

Matt acts for a wide range of clients including Deutsche Bank Asset & Wealth Management, Aviva Investors, Alcentra, Cinven, CQS, Macquarie Group, Independent Franchise Partners and TIAA-Henderson as well as being the firm’s managing relationship partner for BlackRock.

Michael Kent, Global Head of Finance & Projects, said: “Fund and investment management companies are a hugely important  and growing part of the economy and with our strengths and capabilities across New York, London, Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Tokyo, we are well placed to advise clients as they capitalise on the increased opportunities. I am therefore delighted that Matt is taking up the helm and have great confidence that he will lead the Investment Management Group to growth and further success.”

For further information please contact Surinder Sian on +44 20 7456 4842.