Martin heads the Australian Funds, Asset Management and Financial Services practice. Martin has assisted on some of the most innovative investment fund and product offerings in the Australian market. Martin has experience across the full range of investment asset classes offered by the funds management industry, including equities, derivatives, hedge fund and absolute return strategies, credit, private equity, property and resources.

Martin has market leading experience in respect of listed investment companies (LIC) and listed investment trusts (LIT), having assisted with the launch on the ASX of many of the largest and most innovative LICs and LITs. Martin also has market leading experience across the full spectrum of exchange traded funds (ETF).

Martin advises on all legal issues impacting funds management entities and their service providers, including fund and investment management operator structuring, product development, distribution, initial and ongoing regulatory compliance.

As well as having experience with Australian financial services licensing, licensing reliefs, managed investment scheme registrations and other relevant Australian registrations like offshore banking unit (OBU) registrations, Martin regularly collaborates with his global colleagues to assist Australian headquartered managers with foreign registrations and obligations around the world, such as US SEC registrations, CFTC CPO/CTA exemptions, blue sky filings, QPAM exemption and ERISA plan obligations.

Martin has been involved with the evolution of the regulation of IDPS, MDAs and investment administrative platforms from their inception, having obtained one of the original reliefs from ASIC for such services, which have evolved into the standard class order reliefs that such services operate under today.