Rolfe Hayden

Simmons & Simmons

Mr. Hayden qualified in England in 1993 and Hong Kong in 1996. He has practiced in Hong Kong since 1995, specialising in financial services generally and investment funds in particular.

His experience includes both SFC authorized and unauthorized collective investment schemes and he has worked on all types of funds, including hedge funds, ETFs, side pocket funds, guaranteed funds, listed investment companies, real estate investment trusts, private equity funds, property funds, REITs and MPF schemes as well as licensing, regulatory and securities issues connected with asset management in Hong Kong and other jurisdictions in Asia. He also has experience in bank mergers, licensing and regulation and advises on corporate securities regulatory issues generally in Hong Kong.

Mr. Hayden has contributed to a number of fund industry related publications including Asia Law (Regulation of Mutual Funds in Asia), China Finance Manual, World Securities Law Report, the Barclays Capital Guide to Private Equity in Asia, Capital Asia and ISI’ s Marketing Unit Trusts and Mutual Funds in Asia and he regularly speaks at conferences and seminars on regulatory and asset management related topics. Mr. Hayden has an MA from Cambridge University.