Overview

Parker is counsel in the firm's Corporate Transactions & Securities practice group. His practice includes counseling investment companies, including mutual funds and closed-end funds, on issues related to the creation and offering of investment products and services.

Parker concentrates on regulatory matters, including the organization, registration and operation of investment companies. His experience encompasses developing new products and services, creating and implementation compliance programs, organizing domestic and offshore investment vehicles, and facilitating investment company mergers.

Prior to joining Thompson Hine, Parker served as a mutual fund portfolio manager for the Gartmore Group of funds. Before Gartmore, Parker served in a similar capacity for General Electric Financial Assurance and the Bank of America.

Experience
  • Formation of Closed-End Interval Funds
  • Secondary Offering of Closed-End Fund Shares
  • Formation of Open-End Funds (mutual funds)
  • Formation of Cayman Island-based Wholly Owned Subsidiaries for Mutual Funds that are also Commodity Pools
  • Reorganization of Hedge Funds as Mutual Funds
  • Mutual Fund Mergers (Reorganizations)
  • S.E.C.Exemptive Orders:
    • Multi-Class Order for Closed-End Interval Fund
    • Manager of Managers Order for Mutual Fund and Adviser
    • Fund of Funds Order for Fund and Adviser
    • Self-Indexing ETF Order
Publications

Investment Management Bulletins

Presentations
  • Panelist, Cohen Fund Audit Services Investment Conference, Cleveland (2013)
  • Panelist, Investment Industry (Dodd-Frank) Regulatory Developments, Thompson Hine Conference, Cincinnati (2012)
Distinctions
  • CALI Awards for Excellence in Taxation, Bankruptcy, Secured Transactions, Utility Regulation, Debtor-Creditor, and Banking Regulation
  • Selected for inclusion in Rising Stars by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine, 2017
Professional and Civic

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Greater Cincinnati Mutual Fund Association
  • CFS Society of Columbus
  • Central Ohio Compliance Association

Community Activities

  • Boy Scouts of America Troop 417, Upper Arlington, Ohio

Professional Activities

  • Chartered Financial Analyst