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Vice President Manager

Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, 19050, United States
March 28, 2011

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John F. Cacchione, Esq.

**** ******* ***., ******, 610-***-****

Pa. 19050


Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners, West Conshohocken, Pa.

Executive Director, Jan. 2010-present; Vice President, Dec. 2006-Dec. 2009;

Director, Nov. 2004-Nov. 2006

Legal and Professional Experience

. Structured and maintained registered public continuously offered funds of

hedge funds and unregistered private fund-of-hedge-funds and fund-of-

private-equity-funds programs, some pursuing innovative strategies like

portable alpha and customizable portfolios

. Negotiated investment management agreements and terms of single-investor

funds with prospective investors, as well as fund service provider

agreements with administrators, custodians, transfer agents,

distributors, placement agents, and shareholder serving agents

. Designed special purpose entities to house fund holdings with suddenly

reduced liquidity due to the market turmoil of 2008

. Counseled business colleagues about changes in securities laws, commodity

laws, federal tax laws, ERISA, and the Bank Holding Company Act affecting

funds and investment advisers, as well as potential responses to such


. Pre-cleared marketing materials for registered and unregistered funds and

for discretionary and nondiscretionary advisory services

. Created simplified standardized forms of investor transaction agreements

and documents

. Developed and implemented blue sky compliance processes and procedures

Managerial and Organizational Experience

. Trained several paralegal staff to pre-clear marketing materials,

supervised paralegal preparation and filing of various quarterly reports

and schedules for registered funds, and directed paralegal staff in

maintaining fund and advisory entity corporate governance records

. Represented the Law Division as a member of the Compliance and Fair

Valuation Committees of the Fund of Hedge Funds team

. Interviewed and evaluated candidates for positions in the Law Division

and in the Operations Division's Portfolio Accounting and Fund

Administration groups

Dechert LLP [formerly Dechert], Phila., Pa.

Associate, Financial Services Practice Group (and Investment Adviser and

Hedge Fund Working Groups), Sept. 2001-Oct. 2004

. Advised clients regarding launch and ongoing management of registered and

unregistered funds, drafted the funds' offering and organizational

documents, and prepared and negotiated the funds' service provider


. Managed a team of associates preparing all documentation for one of six

registrants of a large mutual fund complex merging with another large

mutual fund complex

. Researched federal and state regulatory compliance issues affecting

investment advisers and offerings of public and private funds

. Composed client memoranda analyzing specific terms of potential hedge

fund and private equity investments


University of Pennsylvania Law School, Juris Doctor, May 2001

Activities University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Articles Editor (2000-

2001), Associate Editor (1999-2000)

Moot Court Board (2000-2001), Fall Chairman

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, J.D. Class of 2001

(elected Fall 2000)

Internships Dechert [formerly Dechert Price & Rhoads, L.L.P.], Phila., Pa.,

Summer Associate, May 2000-Aug. 2000

Hon. Thomas J. Rueter, U.S. Magistrate Judge (E.D. Pa.), Phila., Pa.,

Summer Law Clerk, July 1999-Aug. 1999

Hon. Norma L. Shapiro, U.S. Senior District Judge, (E.D. Pa.),

Phila., Pa., Summer Law Clerk, May 1999-July 1999

U.S. Internal Revenue Serivce, Phila., Pa., Volunteer Income Tax

Assistant, Feb.-Apr. 2001, Feb.-Apr. 2000

Villanova University, Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, May 1998. Majors:

Economics, Political Science; Minors: Business, History

Award John Maynard Keynes Medallion of Excellence for Economics (May 1998)

Honor Societies Phi Kappa Phi (Interdisciplinary), Fellow (1998-1999)

Phi Alpha Theta (History), Chapter Secretary-Treasurer

Phi Beta Kappa (Liberal Arts and Sciences) Omicron Delta Epsilon


Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science), Chapter Vice President

Publications and Lectures

. US Approach to Fiduciary Duties: General Law, the Investment Advisers

Act, the Investment Company Act, and ERISA, in Law and Regulation of

Investment Management (R. Frase ed. 2004)

. Conflicts of Interest and the 1940 Act: Affiliated and Joint

Transactions; Personal Securities Trading, in Nuts and Bolts of Financial

Products 2004 (C. Kirsch & R. Risoleo eds.) (co-authored with R. Helm)

. SEC Proposes New Rule to Exempt from Shareholder Approval Requirements

Advisory Contracts of Subadvisers to Manager-of-Managers Funds, 22

Banking & Financial Services Policy Report, No. 11, at 1 (Dec. 2003) (co-

authored with D. Dick)

. "Investment Company Status Issues: Private Funds and Inadvertent

Investment Companies," PACLE-accredited CLE class, Dec. 10, 2003 (co-


Bar Memberships Pennsylvania, New Jersey, District of Columbia, U.S. Tax


Bar Associations American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association

Other Activities St. Louis R.C. Church: Parish Finance Council Member;

Catholic Charities Appeal Lay Representative; Lector

and Coordinator of Lectors

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