Rupert Barnes

  • Company Secretary & Regulatory Adviser
  • ESG
  • Investment Funds
  • Investment Management
  • Solicitor
  • UCITS in Ireland & Netherlands
  • UK, US, Ireland & Netherlands

Rupert is an Investment Management and Funds Solicitor with over 20 years' experience most recently served as Head of Legal for the EMEA asset management division of The Northern Trust Company, a Chicago headquartered custodian, asset manager and asset servicer.

During his time at Northern Trust, Rupert acted as Company Secretary and advised the board of Northern Trust Global Investments Limited on all legal and regulatory aspects of its investment managements business. He has negotiated numerous investment management agreements with institutional investors located internationally. He also established/advised on several UCITS funds, domiciled in Ireland and the Netherlands, principally involving passive investing with an ESG focus and cash management and served as principal advisor to the boards of the management companies of these fund ranges. He also advised on cross-border legal and regulatory issues affecting the UK business of Northern Trust.

Prior to joining Northern Trust, Rupert was an associate at Skadden Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom in its London, New York, and Boston offices.