Andrew “Buddy” Donohue on the Changing Landscape of the Asset Management Industry


Andrew J. Donohue, better known as Buddy Donohue, has over 40 years of experience in the asset management industry in both private sector and government roles. Buddy was most recently Chief of Staff at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) from 2015 to 2017 and previously had served as the Director of the Investment Management Division at the SEC from 2006 to 2010. In addition to those government positions he held very senior positions at a number of prominent asset managers including Executive Vice President & General Counsel at OppenheimerFunds (1991-2001), First Vice President & Global General Counsel at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (2003-2006) and Managing Director & Investment Company General Counsel at Goldman Sachs (2012-2015) . Buddy was also a Partner at Morgan Lewis & Bockius (2011-2012) and Of Counsel at Shearman & Sterling (2017-2019). He also served as an Independent Director for the Oppenheimer Funds (2017-2019) and the BNY Mellon Funds (2019-Present). 

Buddy has been an officer, director and counsel for numerous investment advisers, broker-dealers, commodity trading advisors, transfer agents and insurance companies, and has served on boards of business development companies, registered open-end and closed-end funds, exchange traded funds, Cayman Funds and Dublin and Luxembourg based UCITS. He is also an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School and has served as Chairman of the ABA Investment Companies and Investment Advisers Subcommittee and as Editor of the ABA Guide for Fund Directors. 

Buddy has received several awards including Fund Directions 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award and Strategic Insight’s Visionary of the Modern Mutual Fund-2011 Award. 

See below for Buddy’s Policy @ McCombs dissuasion on: The Changing Landscape of the Asset Management Industry.