Cordium, the global compliance consultancy to the asset management industry and new name for HedgeOp Compliance and The IMS Group, has made two key appointments which will broaden and deepen its expertise.
Peter Guarino, Vice President, will join Cordium's Boston office, and Vivek Pingili, Vice President, will join Cordium's New York office, both reporting to Managing Director and Partner, Patrick Shea.
Peter will bring nearly 30 years' experience as Chief Compliance Officer (CCO)and in-house counsel to bear in a role that will see him spearhead Cordium's mutual fund division, an area of growth for the consultancy. Most recently, he served as the CCO for Timberline Asset Management LLC, part of a San Francisco based advisory firm. Prior to that, Peter started up IM Compliance LLC, providing independent fund CCO and adviser CCO support services. In addition to serving as the independent CCO for a large number of registered investment companies with wide ranging mandates while a Managing Director of a consulting firm, Peter has served as General Counsel for MiFund, Inc. and as the US based CCO for the G.T. Global Funds.
"The regulatory and compliance landscape for asset management firms with mutual fund products is evolving rapidly, and there is an increasing demand for expert support to manage compliance in an efficient and positive way," said Peter. "It is a great opportunity to be able to blend my investment company knowledge into a firm of Cordium's caliber and global reach. I look forward to contributing to the company's development over the coming years."
Vivek joins Cordium from Proskauer Rose LLP, where he had been supporting private investment fund managers, including private equity, private real estate and venture capital fund managers, on a range of regulatory compliance activities that dovetail exactly with the needs of Cordium's clients. He has specialized in compliance across the entire spectrum of the alternative investments industry throughout his decade-long career in in-house and law firm positions.
Vivek commented: "Cordium has a reputation for excellent client delivery and a pragmatic, common sense approach coupled with extensive domestic and cross-border regulatory capabilities. At this time of increased regulation across the industry and the globe, all of these attributes are of paramount importance, and exactly what our clients are seeking."