John Kruk is a partner and co-head of Fasken's Investment Fund Group, specialising in advising investment managers. His experience includes all aspects of structuring, marketing, operating and restructuring a broad range of investment products and services, including public and non-public mutual funds, closed-end funds, other structured products, mortgage investment corporations, segregated funds (individual variable insurance contracts) and private asset management services, and compliance issues relating to those products and services. He develops innovative structures and derivatives-based transactions for investment funds. He also advises clients on the acquisition, reorganisation or disposition of investment management businesses through public and private transactions. At the policy level, John assists the investment management industry and the Canadian securities regulators with developing responses to new issues by serving on the Legal and Compliance Issues Working Group of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (the Canadian mutual fund industry association) and as an industry member on both the Investment Funds Technical Advisory Committee and the Registrant Advisory Committee of the Ontario Securities Commission.