John Baumgardner Named Independent Counsel of the Year by Fund Intelligence

April 11, 2019

S&C investment management group member John Baumgardner was named “Independent Counsel of the Year” at the 2019 Mutual Fund Industry and ETF Awards, hosted by Fund Intelligence. John was honored for his work advising independent directors and independent trustees, including those sponsored by Fidelity Fixed Income Funds and Pioneer Investments. John has also represented the Investment Company Institute, the principal trade association of the mutual funds industry, on some of its most important projects. 

The Mutual Fund Industry and ETF Awards honor individuals and organizations for their excellence, achievements and contributions to the mutual fund industry. The “Independent Counsel of the Year” award recognizes attorneys demonstrating outstanding representation of independent directors. 

S&C’s Investment Management Group works with some of the largest and most sophisticated clients in the investment management industry, including both traditional and alternative asset managers, boards of directors and investors. The Firm has been one of the leading legal advisors to the industry since the enactment of the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.