SOURCE: Oyster Consulting LLC

Oyster Consulting LLC

March 08, 2016 07:30 ET

Former Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer Natalie Smith Joins Oyster Consulting's Richmond Office

Financial Services Consulting Firm Responds to Increased Spotlight on Compliance Culture, Hires Former Investment Firm CCO, COO

RICHMOND, VA--(Marketwired - March 08, 2016) - Oyster Consulting announced today it has hired Natalie Smith, CFA, to expand its Richmond office. The move continues Oyster's ascent as a regulatory and compliance leader, heightening the firm's ability to help investment advisors manage operations and respond to increasing regulatory expectations related to creating cultures of compliance within their firms.

Smith is the former Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Charlottesville-based Mangham Associates, a full-service investment office managing approximately $2 billion on behalf of endowments, foundations and high-net-worth families across all asset classes. During her eight years at Mangham, she was responsible for investment operations, compliance, operational due diligence, risk management, client service, client and internal reporting, administration of internal pooled vehicles, human resources, accounting and technology. Previously, Smith served as Head of Private Investment Operations for The Investment Fund for Foundations (TIFF), where she managed the division responsible for 15 private equity, real estate and resources fund-of-funds vehicles comprising $1.9 billion in committed capital.

"Natalie will expand our presence in the investment advisor and private fund space," explains George Jennison, Oyster Consulting President. "Her experience as a COO, in addition to having been a CCO, will add significant value to our clients that must align their compliance program to how they operate their businesses."

Smith will join Oyster Consulting's industry experts focusing on Investment Advisors including wealth managers, money managers, hedge funds, and mutual funds. More information on Oyster's consulting services for Investment Advisors can be found here.

"I am excited to join Oyster to further strengthen the firm's exceptionally talented and experienced team. Oyster has an outstanding reputation for delivering custom solutions and solid results to its clients in the financial industry," Smith said.

ABOUT OYSTER CONSULTING

Oyster Consulting supports financial services firms with audit, regulatory, compliance, financial, strategic management, operations, trading and technology consulting services, creating simplicity in a complex environment. Oyster's team brings over a thousand years of combined experience as senior executives, program managers, developers, business analysts and subject matter experts. Oyster's practical solutions help broker-dealers, investment advisors, hedge funds, mutual funds, ETFs, high-frequency trading firms, private equity firms and exchanges protect and grow their businesses.

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