Laura Salvatori, Anson Funds’ GC, has found satisfaction in straddling the cross-border world

Salvatori says GC roles attract people who like being jacks of all trades and rolling their sleeves up

By Julius Melnitzer | July 8, 2023

Based in Toronto but with her “heart in New York,” Laura Salvatori, Anson Funds’ general counsel, has found satisfaction by straddling both worlds.

Anson is a privately held alternative asset management company founded in 2003, with offices in Toronto and Dallas. Composed of several hedge funds, each with a unique investment strategy, Anson has over US$1.5 billion in assets under management and deals primarily in publicly traded equity and debt securities globally.

“I’m employed by the Ontario entity, but my services cover Anson’s US operations,” Salvatori says. “I oversee all the legal, litigation, risk, and regulatory matters for the funds.”

After getting a Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialty in finance at the Schulich School of Business, Salvatori decided to attend law school at Osgoode Hall.

“I liked the idea of working with corporate transactions as counsel, where I could creatively execute the plans and visions of business folks,” Salvatori says.

After completing her second year at Osgoode, Salvatori split her summer between Stikeman Elliott LLP in Toronto and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York.

“That’s when I discovered that my heart was in New York, and I didn’t want to leave,” Salvatori says. MORE . . .

Julius Melnitzer is a Toronto-based legal affairs writer, ghostwriter, writing coach and media trainer. Readers can reach him at [email protected] or


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