Linda Kleftodimou Smith
Chief Compliance Officer and Regulatory Counsel
Linda is responsible for oversight, management and implementation of the U.S. division’s compliance policies and procedures, registered fund offerings, regulatory filings, marketing material review, and general regulatory advice.
Linda brings more than 20 years diverse legal experience, including over 12 years of investment management law, to Fiera Capital’s U.S. team, with deep expertise in the Investment Advisers Act and other U.S. securities laws relating to investment management.
Prior to joining Fiera Capital, Linda was a Senior Principal Consultant for ACA Compliance Group where she provided regulatory advice to leading investment advisers including hedge fund and private equity fund managers. Prior to joining ACA Compliance Group, she managed the New York operations of SEC Compliance Consultants, a compliance consulting firm with U.S. and international clientele ranging from start-ups to established managers with more than $60 billion under management. Prior to her compliance consulting roles, she was an associate at various law firms in New York and the UK, including Dechert LLP, with practice experience covering investment management, general corporate, and M&A.
She is a founding member and co-chair of the Private Investment Funds Subcommittee of the New York State Bar Association. She is also a member of the Securities Regulation Committee of the New York State Bar Association, the Private Funds Subcommittee of the New York City Bar Association, the ABA Subcommittee on Hedge Funds and the Women Investment Management Forum. Linda received her JD from Columbia Law School where she was a Harlan Fiske Scholar. She also holds postgraduate law degrees from the London School of Economics and L’Université Libre de Bruxelles. She is a member of the New York Bar.