September 28, 2011
Brian Foster, a senior associate in Cadwalader's Financial Services Department, has been honored by Institutional Investor News and Derivatives Intelligence with a Global Rising Star of Derivatives Award. The award is bestowed upon ten up-and-coming traders, structurers, advisors and buyers whose accomplishments in the past year have been recognized by their peers and other industry participants. Brian was recognized at a gala dinner and awards ceremony on September 27 in London.
A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and Santa Clara University, Brian previously worked in the derivatives space at Deutsche Bank and Lehman Brothers. He currently advises both buy and sell side institutions on a range of transactional matters, including equity-, fund-, and commodity-linked OTC derivatives and notes, fund finance transactions, and prime brokerage and securities financing arrangements. Recent transaction highlights include long, inverse, and leveraged ETNs linked to VIX futures indices, a U.S.-compliant long/short algorithmic commodity index, and hedge fund-linked call warrants. He has advised numerous clients on the setup of fund derivatives businesses and has recently worked on fund derivative and finance transactions valued at more than $7 billion.
Cadwalader partner and mentor Ray Shirazi noted “Brian’s experience in working in derivatives at leading financial institutions informs his thoughtful approach to providing critical legal guidance to clients, including helping them to turn products and strategies into executable opportunities.”