Lawrence S. Block

Chief Compliance Officer, Managing Director and Counsel

Larry Block is Managing Director, Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Island Capital Group LLC, a real estate merchant banking firm; Managing Director, Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for C-III Capital Partners LLC and its affiliates, including C-III Investment Management LLC, an SEC-registered investment adviser; President and Chief Compliance Officer of Anubis Securities LLC, a registered broker-dealer; and Senior Vice President of Resource America, Inc. and its affiliates (which was recently acquired by C-III Capital Partners). He joined Island Capital, C-III and Anubis in January 2011.

From March 2005 through January 2011, Mr. Block was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for The Kenmar Group, an alternative investment firm, where he was responsible for Kenmar’s global legal, regulatory, corporate and compliance matters, including various investment advisers, commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisers, a broker-dealer and introducing broker and a transfer agent, as well the firm’s FSA-registered office in London and its office in Singapore. From January 1998 through March 2005, Mr. Block was Managing Director, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Lipper & Company L.P., an alternative investment firm, where he was responsible for the firm’s legal, regulatory corporate and compliance matters, including its broker-dealers and investment advisers. Mr. Block was a senior associate at the law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in New York from 1996 through 1998 and an associate at the law firm Proskauer Rose LLP from 1992 to 1996.

Mr. Block received a B.S. degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989 and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 1992.

Mr. Block is a member of the Securities Regulation Committee and the Derivatives and Structured Products Committee of the New York State Bar Association, the Steering Committee of the New York Hedge Fund Roundtable (NYHFR) and the Regulatory Compliance Association. Mr. Block is a former member of the Hearing Committee of the National Futures Association (NFA), the NFA’s CPO/CTA Nominating Committee, the CPO/CTA and Fund of Funds Advisory Committees of the Managed Funds Association and the Private Funds and Futures and Derivatives Regulation Committees of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (ABCNY).

Mr. Block has been a frequent speaker on U.S. regulatory and private fund developments.