Ane Sample 06

Stephen Etkind


Stephen is an internationally recognised investment funds and financial services specialist, advising domestic and international funds management businesses. He has more than 30 years' experience and focuses on institutional and retail investment funds, offshore funds, REITs and infrastructure funds, and structured products.

Stephen also has extensive experience in advising on financial and investment products and structures and corporate matters. He advised on the establishment of the first separately managed accounts in Australia and has delivered papers on these and ancillary topics.

Flowing from his involvement in the global investment environment he has extensive knowledge of global products, issues, regulatory developments and services and represents a large number of foreign fund managers and investment advisers.

Before joining HDY, Stephen was a partner at a top tier firm where he led the Financial Services Group from 2000-2010.

Stephen is regularly involved in industry discussions on issues affecting the Australian funds management industry. He is a member of the Investment Funds Committee of the International Bar Association (including as Chair in 2010 and 2011) and is a member of the organising committee of the annual Globalisation of the Investments Funds Conference.

Independent recognition

  • Recognised as a leading lawyer in Investment Funds by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Listed as a leading lawyer in Funds in Best Lawyers since 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Listed in the International Bar Association's International Who's Who in 2014 and 2015