John Grady concentrates his practice on the investment management industry. He works with investment companies (including mutual funds and interval funds), commodity pools, private funds, real estate investment trusts and business development companies, among other pooled vehicles. He also counsels investment advisers, broker-dealers, transfer agents and commodity pool operators on a range of issues, from fund formation to mergers and acquisitions involving these highly regulated firms.

With 30 years of investment management experience, John has overseen multiple securities offerings for funds and other investment vehicles, and led or managed the development and operation of various new investment products and services. He has accomplished several fund "adoptions" and reorganizations, and has handled numerous M&A transactions involving investment advisers, broker-dealers and investment funds. His experience ranges from structuring and negotiating such transactions to handling shareholder and regulatory approvals as well as associated governance, financial, public relations and integration issues. Most recently, he was the Senior Vice President and Chief Regulatory Officer of Aretec Corporation, the parent company of Cetera Financial Group, one of the nation’s largest independent financial adviser networks. John helped the company form or acquire numerous regulated subsidiaries and affiliates, including multiple investment companies and advisers as well as several FINRA member firms.

John has served many professional associations during the course of his career. Currently, he serves as President of the Alternative & Direct Investment Securities Association, as well as the Chair of its Legislative and Regulatory Committee.