Alasdair McBeth is one of New Zealand's leading lawyers in the funds management and superannuation industry. 

Alasdair has been involved with KiwiSaver since its inception and has been responsible for the establishment of many schemes.

He focuses in the prudential governance of financial assets, particularly Crown financial assets. He advises the Government Superannuation Fund Authority, the Earthquake Commission and the Board of Trustees of the National Provident Fund.

Alasdair regularly advises on the drafting of documentation for New Zealand domestic and international fund managers and custodians, including putting in place appropriate investment mandates and establishing compliance and reporting procedures.

He has extensive experience in designing and establishing retail and wholesale investment structures using all forms of collective investment vehicles for domestic and international clients.

Alasdair advises overseas issuers on New Zealand regulatory requirements for offering securities in New Zealand and also trustee companies including appointment as trustees of unit trusts, superannuation schemes, group investment funds, statutory supervisors, security trustees, debt trustees and custodians.

He provides commercial and corporate governance advice to trustee companies, trustees, other funds management industry providers, Crown entities, and government departments. This includes advising on, and preparing submissions on, legislative changes and advising on powers, authorities and delegations.

Alasdair advises on employer based defined contribution and defined benefit schemes including for the New Zealand Defence Force Superannuation Schemes, the New Zealand Police Superannuation Scheme, the New Zealand Fire Service Superannuation Scheme and the Presbyterian Church Superannuation Scheme. This includes the effects of KiwiSaver and the establishment of Complying Funds. He advises administrators and investment managers for superannuation schemes, in particular, regarding master superannuation schemes and multi-employer structures.

He advises financial planning and financial adviser groups on products, compliance and disclosure requirements.

Alasdair has a significant foreign trust practice. He acts for the Citco Group in New Zealand.