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Kim Johnston

Regulatory Advisory

Private Equity | Denver, CO

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About Kim

Kim is a Director of Regulatory Advisory for Chatham’s Real Estate, Private Equity, and Infrastructure teams where she advises clients on the impacts of global derivatives regulation. She also serves as a subject matter expert on a range of derivatives documentation and is involved with ISDA working groups tasked with their ongoing development and implementation.

Prior to Chatham, Kim helped to create and grow the Derivatives Documentation team at Russell Investments. She has held various compliance and client service positions in the investment industry throughout her 20-year career, including at a global financial institution, mutual fund company, venture capital firm and hedge fund.

Kim has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s in Finance from the University of Maryland. She also received the Certified Compliance and Regulatory Professional designation from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University.



Adjustable Interest Rate (LIBOR) Act Update

  • LIBOR Transition
On Friday, December 16, the Federal Reserve Board adopted the final rule to implement the Adjustable Interest Rate (LIBOR) Act. The final rule identifies benchmark rates based on the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) that will replace LIBOR in certain financial contracts after June 30, 2023.

CFTC releases a Request for Information on climate-related financial risk

In June, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) released a Request for Information (RFI) on climate-related financial risk, and they have recently extended the deadline for comment until October 7. Regulators signal that climate-related issues will remain near the top of their agendas, so we wanted to ensure that our clients and the market were apprised of the RFI and could submit comments.


  • Private Equity
  • Regulatory Compliance Advisory


  • Master of Finance
  • Certified Compliance and Regulatory Professional

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