Brandon Clar is an associate in Cadwalader's Financial Regulation Department and represents financial institutions, hedge funds and asset managers in a wide range of transactional and regulatory matters. He advises banks, broker-dealers and asset managers on the structuring and trading of complex structured financial products, including the issuance of equity-, index-, currency-, rates- and commodity-linked notes, principal-protected notes and hedge fund and mutual fund-linked notes and warrants. Brandon also advises banks on the development of proprietary algorithmic indices across multiple asset classes. Brandon regularly represents hedge funds in the negotiation of ISDA, prime brokerage, synthetic prime brokerage, securities lending, repo, FX derivatives and equity derivative transactions, including dispersion and volatility options, and transactions in emerging markets.
He also focuses on counseling commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisers, other commodity professionals and private investment fund managers on operational, regulatory and compliance matters. He regularly advises these fund managers with respect to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's exemptions, registration and reporting requirements and compliance with the requirements of the National Futures Association.
Brandon received a B.S., magna cum laude, from Binghamton University, and his J.D., magna cum laude, from St. John's University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in New York.