Highly experienced in investment firm complexities, Lisa Klar leads Silver’s Due Diligence Preparation Services while also working closely with Silver’s leadership team to develop, launch and expand new and existing service offerings. Lisa was integral in developing the Due Diligence Preparation Services, which are designed to help Silver’s clients withstand the scrutiny and monopolizing demands of investor due diligence.
Over the course of her 30+ year career, Lisa Klar has held senior positions in product, marketing, distribution, compliance and legal functions across the spectrum of financial services firms. Lisa also practiced investment management law at prestigious firms advising sponsors of hedge, private equity and mutual funds and separate account managers.
At Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Lisa was Senior Counsel in the Corporate Department and the firm’s expert in advising alternative and traditional investment managers on compliance matters under the Advisers Act and exemptions under the Securities Act and the Investment Company Act. She also played a key role in structuring investment manager acquisitions and mergers, including performing certain aspects of target due diligence, internal investigations and guided clients through SEC examinations, investigations and enforcement actions and handling the intricacies of their outcomes. Prior, Lisa was the General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Director of Product Structuring of Cadogan Management, LLC, a fund of hedge funds manager.
As the Director of Compliance at Lehman Brothers’ Investment Management Division Lisa oversaw the compliance function for the private equity, hedge fund, mutual fund, separate account and wealth management businesses of Neuberger Berman and the legacy Lehman businesses. At Lehman at the time of the 2008 bankruptcy, she was part of the team representing the Division during private equity due diligence sessions. Also at Lehman, Lisa was a senior member of a team hired to implement a new strategy to capture greater prime brokerage share through consulting to hedge fund clients.
Earlier, Lisa led product management, development and marketing efforts for the Alternative Investments units of Citigroup’s Smith Barney division and the Managed Account businesses at Prudential’s Investment Management arm. In these roles, she was the gatekeeper and relationship manager to hundreds of mutual fund, traditional separate account and alternative managers, led initiatives to enter new distribution channels and/or asset classes, performed certain aspects of manager due diligence and was responsible for partnering with the sales force and continual program improvement. Prior to her business role at Prudential, Lisa led the Investment Advisory unit of its Securities’ Law Department. Lisa began her career as an associate in the investment fund practice of Seward & Kissel.
Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania.