NEW YORK, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP is pleased to congratulate Carl Frischling for being named this year's Lifetime Achievement Award winner at Fund Directions' 20th Annual Mutual Fund Industry Awards on April 25th at The Mandarin Oriental in New York. Frischling is a Senior Partner and the co-head of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel's Financial Services Group. His practice focuses on financial services law, financial services regulation, investment company law, and mutual funds.
"We are extremely proud of Carl," said Paul S. Pearlman, Kramer Levin's managing partner. "This award is a testament to his impressive 45-year long career, in which he has been widely recognized as one of the leading practitioners in the financial services industry, all while continuously demonstrating dedication and masterful work on behalf of his clients."
Fund Director Intelligence's Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually to an individual who, over the course of their career, has been a driving force behind positive changes in the fund industry. Past winners include other industry icons David Ruder, former Chairman of the SEC, Jack Bogle of Vanguard and MFS' Robert Pozen. Last year's recipients were the former directors of The Yacktman Funds.
Frischling counsels clients in all of the legal facets that impact financial services firms, including acquisitions and sales of investment managers and investment management companies. He also advises mutual funds and their independent directors/trustees on fiduciary obligations under federal securities laws, helps clients develop new mutual fund products, and advises clients on distribution channels and alliances.
Frischling serves on the board of Reich & Tang Funds and is a Director of the Mutual Fund Directors Forum. He also serves as a trustee of the Yorkville Youth Council, as well as on the Advisory Board of BoardIQ and the Editorial Board of Money Management Executive. He served on the board of Invesco Funds for 35-years, before retiring in December of 2012.
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