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Chip Lunde

Chip Lunde



Chip Lunde counsels investment companies, investment company boards, investment advisers, broker-dealers, and life insurance companies on federal and state securities and insurance compliance and regulatory matters.

Chip focuses his practice on the development and regulation of variable insurance products and underlying mutual funds. His experience includes advising issuers with respect to the creation of novel variable insurance products. He also advises financial services clients regarding the development and regulation of other pooled investment vehicles, including hedge funds and stable value funds.

Chip's experience includes drafting and negotiating contracts between financial product issuers and their service providers, and the preparation of registration statements, proxy statements, no-action letters, and SEC exemptive applications. 

Chip also advises on issues pertaining to the sales practices, market conduct, and other compliance issues affecting issuers and distributors of financial products. His experience includes advising mutual funds with respect to credit agreements and derivatives trading, including tri-party account control agreements. In addition, he advises regulated entities in connection with regulatory examinations and investigations.

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Speaking Engagements

  • “The Evolving Variable Annuity Market,” IRI ACTION18 Conference, Washington (May 9, 2018).
  • "SEC Registered Insurance Products: Recent Disclosure, Regulatory and Accounting Issues," ALI CLE Conference on Life Insurance Company Products, Washington (November 2, 2017).
  • “Federal Regulatory Update,” Client Focus Forum, Baltimore (October 2016).
  • “Federal Regulatory Update,” Client Focus Forum, Minneapolis (February 2016).
  • “Federal Regulatory Update,” Client Focus Forum, Newport Beach, CA (October 2015).
  • “Cutting-Edge Insurance Product Designs and Regulatory Developments,” ALI CLE Conference on Life Insurance Company Products, Washington (November 2014).
  • "The Evolving Variable Annuity Market," IRI Government, Legal & Regulatory Conference, Washington (July 2014).
  • “Variable Insurance Products in an Era of De-Risking,” ALI CLE Conference on Life Insurance Company Products, Washington (November 2012).
  • “Chutes & Ladders: The Continuing Quest For Suitability Guidance,” NAVA Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Conference (June 2008).


  • University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 1998)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A., with honors, 1993)
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia


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