Christopher Riccardi is a partner in Seward & Kissel’s Investment Management Group. Christopher joined Seward & Kissel in 2000 and has been a partner since 2010.
Christopher works with sponsors and managers of various private investment funds and other pooled investment vehicles, including private equity funds, hedge funds, funds of funds, commodity pools, and various “hybrid” funds. In particular, Christopher focuses on fund formation and structuring, the offering of interests by private investment funds, and the negotiation and documentation of such investments.
Christopher has substantial experience in organizing both domestic and offshore partnerships and other investment vehicles, including separately managed accounts. Christopher also represents fund sponsors in connection with seed-capital investments and represents funds of funds and other institutional investors in connection with their investments in private funds. Christopher regularly counsels investment advisers, commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors on regulatory and compliance matters, including the development of comprehensive compliance programs and in connection with applicable regulatory examinations. On the transaction side, Christopher represents these clients in connection with their investment activities, including private equity and venture capital transactions, joint ventures and PIPE transactions.
Christopher received a B.S. from the United States Military Academy (West Point), an M.B.A. from Chaminade University and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.