From March 2005 through January 2011, Mr. Block was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for The Kenmar Group, an alternative investment firm, where he was responsible for Kenmar’s global legal, regulatory, corporate and compliance matters, including various investment advisers, commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisers, a broker-dealer and introducing broker and a transfer agent, as well the firm’s FSA-registered office in London and its office in Singapore. From January 1998 through March 2005, Mr. Block was Managing Director, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Lipper & Company L.P., an alternative investment firm, where he was responsible for the firm’s legal, regulatory corporate and compliance matters, including its broker-dealers and investment advisers. Mr. Block was a senior associate at the law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in New York from 1996 through 1998 and an associate at the law firm Proskauer Rose LLP from 1992 to 1996.
Mr. Block received a B.S. degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989 and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 1992.
Mr. Block has been a frequent speaker on U.S. regulatory and private fund developments.