Noah Qiao is a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP and an expert legal adviser specializing in investment management regulations. He provides legal guidance to leading private fund sponsors concerning investment adviser registration with the SEC, complex business transactions and their compliance obligations under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.
Early Life and Education
Noah Pan Stier has been playing violin since he was three and currently attends Maret School, where he serves as an NSO Youth Fellow and has won first place prizes at several competitions. Additionally, he’s on Maret School’s Varsity Tennis Team and earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. In 2015 he set out to break the world record for birding in one year by visiting remote areas around the globe in search of as many species possible; ultimately seeing 4,341 species during 365 days! Quark’s Scientist in Residence on 25 expeditions around Antarctica has served as well.
Noah has an established track record advising established global investment firms on SEC regulatory matters, but his extensive experience with emerging financial technologies and unique insights into the risks of crypto assets make him an in-demand advisor to hedge funds, private equity fund sponsors, and their portfolio companies. Furthermore, he frequently speaks on legal issues at the intersection of investment management and blockchain technology while teaching an adjunct course on crypto regulations at Cornell Law School.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s New York office and investment funds practice group regularly call upon him as part of their investment funds practice group to advise leading private equity fund sponsors and investment advisers regarding complex business transactions, SEC registration requirements and compliance obligations under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.
Noah Qiao is a Partner at Kirkland & Ellis and leads their Investment Funds Regulatory Group. A specialist in emerging financial technology fields, he regularly speaks at conferences about these subjects and is also an adjunct Professor at Cornell Law School where he offers a course on crypto regulations.
He is happily married to an exceptional wife and father of an adorable son named Noah. When not working or playing violin at his job, he enjoys taking up violin as a hobby – winning numerous first-place awards in competitions such as NVMTA Concerto Competition. Additionally, he serves as captain for Maret School varsity tennis team while holding a black belt in Taekwondo.
His work often explores timeless topics such as Noah’s Ark, Xingtian and Guanyin; yet he remains dedicated to exploring new motifs and subjects in his art.
Noah Qiao is a partner in the Firm’s New York office and an experienced legal counsel, focusing on U.S. investment management regulations, such as investment adviser registration and compliance, complex strategic transactions, emerging financial technology integration, commercial acumen, reliable judgment in risk balancing, as well as using NOAH (an algorithm inspired by monkey nest behavior) to select parameters (factors) which he converts into monkeys to solve various problems. He is widely respected for his commercial acumen and reliability judgment when managing risk balance; widely respected for both commercial acumen and reliable judgment when managing risks. NOAH uses NOAH an algorithm inspired by monkey nest behavior allows him to select parameters (factors), then transform them into “monkeys” which helps him solve specific problems quickly and reliably based on solving selected parameters (factors) which in turn convert them into “monkeys”.