Fulcrum Group, a leading global administrator for the hedge fund and alternative asset management industry, today announced that Jill M. Considine, Former Chairman & CEO of the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) in New York, has been named Chairman of the Board of Directors.
"Fulcrum is at a turning point in its evolution and is poised for further expansion in existing and new markets," said Akshaya Bhargava, Fulcrum's Chief Executive Officer. "Jill's leadership and extensive experience as the head of the DTCC during a pivotal time in the securities industry will serve to provide invaluable stewardship as Fulcrum focuses on its strategic initiative of building the gold standard administrative platform for the hedge fund industry."
As head of DTCC from 1999 to 2007, Ms. Considine was responsible for building DTCC into the world's largest post-trade infrastructure for clearing, settlement, and custody of most U.S. securities transactions. She expanded DTCC's business activities into the OTC derivatives market, led the launch of Omgeo (a joint venture with Thomson Financial) and positioned the company to be a global service provider. Ms. Considine also currently sits on the board of Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc., Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company, and AMBAC Financial Group.
"I am impressed by Fulcrum's focus on straight through processing capability in a complex environment servicing Hedge Funds, using a very effective combination of technology platforms and rigorous operations discipline." said Ms. Considine. "Achieving the right balance between technology, process and talent, accompanied by a resilient and scalable infrastructure provide the right ingredients for excellence in customer service."
Ms. Considine brings significant leadership experience in Financial Services, Operations, Technology and Governance that will play a key role in positioning Fulcrum as a leader in the Hedge Fund Administration industry.