Vedder Price

S. Jay Novatney

Shareholder

222 North LaSalle Street Chicago, Illinois 60601

+1 (312) 609 7609

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S. Jay Novatney

Shareholder

S. Jay Novatney is a Shareholder at Vedder Price and a member of the firm’s Investment Services group in the Chicago office.

Mr. Novatney handles all aspects of private fund product structuring and operation as well as Advisers Act and Commodity Exchange Act compliance. He focuses his practice on investment advisers and asset management firms and unregistered vehicles such as hedge funds, hedge fund of funds, private equity and other investment entities.

Mr. Novatney has a wealth of experience across investment types and in complex structured products and financing transactions, including collateralized loan obligations and derivative instruments. 

Prior to joining Vedder Price, Mr. Novatney served as Chief Operating Officer at an SEC-registered fixed income asset manager, managing all aspects of firm operations, including finance, accounting, treasury and trade processing. There, he also managed counterparty contract negotiation and monitoring, including prime brokerage/trading relationships, over-the-counter trading documents, financing documents, service provider agreements and investment fund/investor/account documents. Before that, Mr. Novatney was General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer for an SEC-registered investment advisory firm from 2005-2015. 

S. Jay Novatney

Shareholder

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1996
  • Harvard College, A.B., 1993, magna cum laude

S. Jay Novatney

Shareholder

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1996

Affiliations

  • Member, CFA Institute, 2005
  • Member, CFA Society of Chicago, 2005

S. Jay Novatney

Shareholder