Since he founded Constellation in 2008, Boris has focused his efforts on working with traditional and alternative investment management clients, and assisting investors with their due diligence, accounting, compliance and infrastructure needs. Boris serves as an independent expert in the resolution of disputes, including valuation matters and industry standard of care, among other investment management issues. A seasoned executive with over 25 years of investment management experience, Boris is a member of boards of directors and special advisory boards for investment management and alternative investment management firms. Previously Boris served as CEO, CFO and COO at Dreman Value Management, a $20 billion asset management firm, and Partner and National Hedge Fund Director at Deloitte, where he built and managed the firm’s investment management consulting practice. Other roles include CFO of a hedge fund, Vice President in charge of accounting and administration, and Controller at an investment management firm. Boris received his B.S. degree in Accounting and Finance at New York University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.
Since joining Constellation in early 2009, Greg has focused his efforts directing teams on buy side due diligence, regulatory and compliance requirements, operational assessments, internal controls, and working with traditional and alternative investment management clients and their institutional allocators. Across Constellation’s client base, Greg coordinates relationships with executive management, and oversees project execution teams for formal reporting and remediation of any potential concerns of clients. He is responsible for the due diligence and consultative services lines as well as the implementation and ongoing maintenance of client regulatory and compliance programs, including directing teams in response to a client’s regulatory examination or inquiry. Greg has extensive expertise advising hedge funds, private equity firms, investment advisors, endowments, foundations, trusts, family offices, high net worth individuals, fund administrators, prime brokers, and other financial institutions. Prior to Constellation, Greg was employed with Deloitte & Touche where he was responsible for the delivery of alternative investment consultative and attest services to hedge funds and private equity firms. Greg received his Bachelor’s degree with a Double Major in Finance and Economics at the University of Western Ontario. Professional affiliations include the Investment Banking Institute and CAIA.
Chuck leads Constellation’s team on all regulatory and compliance engagements. He has extensive experience working with traditional and alternative investment managers on regulatory compliance requirements, structures and programs, ongoing compliance monitoring, testing protocols and the management and coordination of regulatory exams and reviews. Prior to Constellation, Chuck was the Head of Regulatory and Compliance Services at JPMorgan Chase Bank where he led a team of 54 professionals that provided fund administration, regulatory, and post-trade compliance support for investment company, investment advisory and pension plan clients. He also served as the CCO and Counsel at Ironwood Investment Management, Senior Regulatory Counsel at BISYS Fund Services and was an Associate at Goodwin Procter. Chuck received his JD/MBA (magna cum laude) from Syracuse University and his Bachelors at The American University. He is a member of the ABA and is admitted in The Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
As a senior member of the Constellation team, Rob leverages his 20-plus years of experience in government and the private sector to assist clients in governmental risk, due diligence, service provider selection, and dispute resolution issues. Rob has served in key strategic and legislative development roles in the U.S. Congress, working with the committees of jurisdiction in the areas of banking and financial services. He liaises with regulatory agencies and works to assist clients in understanding and communicating the ever-changing legislative and regulatory environment. Over the past several years, along with executing client engagements, Rob has served as a consulting expert in disputes arising from suitability issues, service provider responsibilities, and operational due diligence, among others. He has spoken domestically and internationally on investment management issues, and particularly on those pending before governmental entities. In addition to his work with Constellation, Rob serves on the Board of Directors for investment management and charitable organizations.
Paul oversees the use of Information Technology (IT) at Constellation. He is responsible for developing the company’s IT strategy and ensuring that all systems necessary to support its operations and objectives are in place. Paul leads the strategic planning process by developing and implementing the applicable strategies, tactics and action plans that address the technology risks and vulnerabilities of the organization. Paul brings over 30 years of global corporate information technology experience to Constellation and has worked with hedge funds managers, investment advisors, fund administrators, prime brokers, and other financial institutions. Prior to joining Constellation, Paul spent seven (7) years managing client facing applications at Credit-Suisse. Paul received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Rutgers University and a Master of Science degree in Management Science from Lehigh University.
Steven is a Managing Director within Constellation’s Regulatory and Compliance Group and a licensed attorney admitted in the State of Texas. Steven oversees the development, implementation and ongoing maintenance of clients’ compliance programs, including ongoing execution, conducting annual reviews, mock examinations and providing advisory services to Constellation’s client base. He has over 20 years of legal, regulatory and compliance experience covering registered investment advisers, hedge funds, private equity firms, broker-dealers, and venture capital funds. Prior to joining Constellation, Steven served as Senior Regional Counsel for FINRA for nearly 5 years, where he led the investigation and prosecution of high profile matters relating to broker-dealer violations. He also served for nearly 12 years at the SEC as a Senior Enforcement Attorney focusing on various securities law violations within the investment management industry. Prior to that, Steven spent nearly 6 years in private practice as a litigator. He holds a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University.
Paul is responsible for the oversight and provision of advisory and support services to Constellation’s clients with finance and investment operations, middle office infrastructure, information technology, and due diligence needs. Paul has over 17 years of experience with buy side investment management firms, multi-family offices, and custodial banks. He has extensive background in leading middle and back office operations within the alternative and traditional asset management space. Prior to his role at Constellation, Paul was the Director of Operations of Dreman Value Management, a $20 billion asset management firm where he managed a team of operations professionals responsible for all middle office functions including investment accounting, reconciliation, trade support, cash management, collateral management, security valuation, corporate actions, proxy voting and client reporting. Additionally, he served as Director of Operations of a $600 million multi-family office where he managed the day-to-day operations of the firm, including information technology, compliance, administration, finance, human resources, and facilities. Paul received his bachelor’s degree in Global Economics from Stockton University and a MBA in Finance and Real Estate from Rutgers Business School.
Maria is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State with over eighteen (18) years of experience working within the alternative investment industry. Most recently Maria was the VP of accounting and operations at Titan Advisors LLC (“Titan”) and Saguenay Strathmore Capital LLC (“Saguenay”). Prior to her time at Titan and Saguenay, she was a CFO of two hedge funds and worked at Ramius Capital Group LLC (“Ramius”) within the accounting department during a period of rapid growth for the firm. Over her career Maria has worked with and gained a deep understanding of a wide range of trading strategies including credit/distressed; private equity, fund of funds, long-short, event driven, merger and convertible arbitrage, PIPEs, and emerging markets utilizing a range of derivative products. She has an in-depth understanding of accounting and operational workflows and processes, U.S. GAAP, valuation, financial statement preparation and analysis, side pocket accounting, complex management and incentive fees, private equity accounting focusing on carried interest/waterfall calculations, project management, software implementations and has experienced first-hand the business challenges facing investment managers. Maria began her career as an auditor in public accounting at Goldstein Golub Kessler LLP working with hedge funds, broker dealers and clearing brokers. She holds a Masters in Finance from New York University.
At Constellation, Andy partners with fund managers as an outsourced CFO with a focus on private equity and real estate. He has extensive experience in helping new fund managers set up their accounting and reporting functions to enable them to focus on their business of investing. Before joining Constellation, he spent over ten years at Capital Analytics (now MUFG Investor Services) working in the fund administration of various middle market buyout, real estate, and mezzanine debt portfolios. There Andy managed the client relationships and oversaw all aspects of his clients’ financial reporting process including financial statement preparation and analysis, calculation and analysis of management fees, carried interest/waterfall calculations, performance returns, capital calls, distributions and financial highlights. Prior to Capital Analytics, he spent three years at Hudson Advisors, the administrator of Lone Star Funds. Andy began his career in public accounting with KPMG. He holds a BBA Degree in Accounting and Finance from Texas Tech University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas. Professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountant.
Gila serves on Constellation’s Regulatory & Compliance team. A licensed attorney admitted in New York and California, Gila brings extensive, hands-on experience in FINRA, SEC, NFA, CFTC, and MSRB matters. For Constellation she leads projects supporting the development, maintenance, and monitoring of client compliance programs. Gila began her career in financial services at Goldman Sachs, reviewing multi-million dollar ISDA agreements. Gila also work with Pali Capital, Inc., a boutique broker dealer serving institutions and high net worth individuals. During her six year tenure at Pali Capital, Inc., she built and ran the legal and compliance departments and was ultimately named the Head of Compliance and Chief Legal Officer, where she oversaw the growth of the firm from a single New York office to locations across the US and Europe. Gila subsequently supervised compliance matters at Marco Polo Securities, a Wall Street-based broker dealer, before moving to California and building a private, New York-based, bi-coastal securities law and compliance consulting practice and serving as the primary consultant for in-house legal and investment advisory matters for RND Consulting. Gila holds Series 7, 63, and 24 licenses and has completed the FINRA/Wharton Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional (CRCP) Program.
Martin is a Director within Regulatory and Compliance team at Constellation with 20 years of compliance experience at registered investment advisers, hedge funds and mutual fund administrators. Martin’s previous roles have ranged from Chief Compliance Officer of a $5 billion boutique equity adviser to Vice President in the legal/compliance team of Symphony Asset Management LLC. He has also served at an $18+ billion multi-asset class adviser and subsidiary of Nuveen Investments, Inc. He brings extensive knowledge of the Investment Advisers Act, the Investment Company Act, Reg D, FINRA rules, CFTC rules, ERISA, AML, and GIPS. He specializes in applying a risk-based approach to constructing and administering compliance programs tailored for separate accounts, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, wrap accounts, and hedge funds. His expertise includes policies and procedures, monitoring, pay-to-play, marketing material, SEC filings, and annual compliance review. Martin earned the Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS) designation from Cannon Financial Institute, passed FINRA Series 7 and Series 63 license examinations, and received his B.A. Degree in finance and management from the University of Pittsburgh.
Chris is responsible for valuation, due diligence, strategy, and consulting services for asset managers including competitor analysis and product positioning, internal controls, cost reduction, service provider and technology selection, business planning, and investor reporting. He has managed major due diligence assessments for asset manager clients as well as developed and implemented due diligence procedures for institutional investors regarding targeted alternative asset managers. Chris also has experience implementing Dodd-Frank related compliance reporting for hedge funds and private equity firms, such as SEC Form PF and NFA Form PQR. Prior to joining Constellation, Chris was a Manager at a national litigation and consulting firm, focusing on providing valuation, risk management and strategic advisory services in financial services-related matters. He holds MBA and MS degrees from Carnegie Mellon University as well as Bachelor’s degrees in English and Economics from the University of Maine.
Gary executes on all accounting related services within the CFO services team. He has over ten years of experience in public accounting with an emphasis on accounting, audit and assurance services in the private client services sector, as well as experience providing consulting, risk management, and wind down services for investment managers, advisors, hedge funds and operating companies. Before Constellation he was an audit manager at a public accounting firm in New York, NY. Gary has spent a number of years working with clients in a range of industries. He has an in-depth understanding of accounting processes and operations, U.S. GAAP, and OCBOA methods, implementation and maintenance of accounting policies and systems, financial statement preparation and analysis; assessing audit risk relating to revenue recognition. He also has an understanding of fair value accounting and the requirements of ASC 820. Gary is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and a member of the Association of Chartered Accountants in the US (ACAUS).
Nancy brings 20 years of institutional capital markets experience to the Constellation Regulatory and Compliance team. She began her career as a Trader/Portfolio Manager with Navellier & Associates. She then spent 10 years at Bank of America Securities where she was Managing Director of Prime Trading, an outsourced buy-side desk within Prime Brokerage. She has spent the past five years working as a Compliance Consultant with a focus on RIA and Private Fund compliance, as well as trade desk operations and technology. Nancy received her MBA in Finance from San Francisco State University and her Bachelor’s degree in Social Science from University of California, Berkeley. She holds FINRA Series 7, 9/10, 24, 55, 63 and 65 licenses. Professional affiliations include NASDAQ Institutional Traders Advisory Committee, National Organization of Investment Professionals, 100 Women in Finance and the California Hedge Fund Association.
Sam is on Constellation’s Regulatory and Compliance team. A licensed attorney admitted in New York and New Jersey, Sam has previously served as a regulator and as in-house counsel to firms managing alternative mutual funds. Prior to joining Constellation, Sam was an attorney at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), providing interpretive guidance on new and existing FINRA rules to FINRA staff and member firms. In that role, he advised on numerous ongoing FINRA examinations and dealt extensively with firms subject to SEC and CFTC rules and those of various exchanges and SROs, including NYSE, NASDAQ, BATS, Direct Edge, MIAX, ISE, and the NFA. Sam has also represented FINRA Member Regulation before the National Adjudicatory Council on appeal and has a depth of knowledge with regard to cybersecurity standards, small firm examinations and membership applications (both NMAs and CMAs). Before his time at FINRA, Sam was the Assistant General Counsel of Equinox Funds, advising RIA, CPO and broker-dealer senior management, compliance experts and staff. He also assisted with the structuring and development of ‘40 Act funds, managing regulatory filings, third-party vendor relationships and corporate governance. Sam earned his juris doctor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he graduated as an E. Nathaniel Gates Scholar, and received his bachelor’s degree in history (summa cum laude) from St. Francis College.
Anastasia Borukhov is a member of the regulatory and compliance group at Constellation. Prior to joining Constellation, Anastasia was a Compliance Analyst at Partner Fund Management (PFM). Anastasia was previously a member of the Legal and Compliance team at a global, Swiss based private markets investment firm. Anastasia has experience in dealing with the regulatory and compliance issues affecting hedge funds and private equity firms in the US and foreign jurisdictions. Anastasia earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Saint Mary’s College of California in Business Economics.
Vince works with SEC registered investment advisers and exempt reporting advisers with the initiation, development, maintenance, and testing of policies and procedures for the operation of compliance programs and related activities, including formal reports regarding risk management and due diligence. Vince has extensive experience with the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, and the general rules and regulations of the SEC, FINRA, CFTC/NFA, and relevant regulatory filings. He also has experience with SEC Audits and NFA Examinations. Prior to joining Constellation, he was a civil litigation attorney representing clients involving real estate and construction contractual disputes. At Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Vince focused on securities law and worked with mortgage backed securities pooling and servicing agreements as an intern with C-III Asset Management. Vince received his Bachelor’s degree with a Double Major in Finance and Economics from Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business. He is a licensed attorney in Texas, and his license is currently pending in New York.
Bart received a BA in Economics from Vanderbilt University, and has spent the last 11 years working in the fixed income and equity capital markets. He began his career on the fixed income trading desk at Nollenberger Capital, a $1.5 billion private wealth manager in San Francisco. After two years, he transitioned to the global trading firm Susquehanna International Group, where he spent four years covering institutional clients for the San Francisco Bay Area and Asia as part of the Equity & Derivative Sales group. From there he gained portfolio management experience by joining a boutique San Francisco-based Asset Manager in 2011, where he was responsible for all trading as well as co-managing their hedge fund and asset management divisions. In 2014, Bart joined Constellation Advisors and launched their West Coast operations, where he currently leads business development efforts.
Tara is responsible for client relationship management and the continued growth of the Constellation brand through its marketing and sales efforts. Tara has worked within the hedge fund industry over the last four years starting in sales at the leading global publication HFMWeek in London. Tara worked closely with hedge funds and service providers globally in organizing operational leader’s summits. The events brought together the leaders of the alternative asset management space and provided networking and thought leadership opportunities, covering various issues facing the industry. In 2015, she relocated back to New York to head up business development in the US for HFMWeek. Tara received a Bachelor’s degree in Communications with a minor in Journalism Studies from Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts.
Prior to joining Constellation's Regulatory & Compliance team, Adam was associate counsel for a mutual fund administrator and served as the secretary for six mutual fund families, where he was responsible for providing regulatory administration services related to establishing and maintaining investment companies, coordinating and reviewing federal securities law filings, handling fund governance issues, and analyzing legal issues that arose concerning investment company operations. Adam also served as the anti-money laundering compliance offer for the administrator’s transfer agency. Adam has worked as an investment compliance manager for a registered adviser where he was responsible for overseeing the advisors compliance program, conducting portfolio testing to monitor compliance with the adviser’s investment strategy, and administering the adviser’s code of ethics program. Adam began his career as a securities litigator working at several Boston area law firms. As a litigator, Adam represented various companies under SEC investigation for 10b-5 fraud, insider trading, and other securities related matters. Adam earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and English Literature from Stonehill College and his Juris Doctor from Boston University Law School, where he concentrated in business and financial law. He is admitted to the bar in The Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Travis is a Manager at Constellation where he focuses on working with hedge fund clients as an outsourced CFO as well as assisting clients with Form PF and CPO-PQR filings. He has experience working for a third party administrator as well as a background in public accounting providing audit and tax services to investment managers, private equity funds, hedge funds, fund-of- funds and broker-dealers. Travis is experienced in financial statement preparation and analysis, recalculation and analysis of management fees, carried interest/waterfall calculations, performance returns, capital calls, distributions and financial highlights. He also has an in-depth understanding of fair value accounting and the requirements of ASC 820 and ASC 815
Michelle has over eight (8) years of experience in alternative investment management and has spent several years in the broker-dealer arena. Prior to joining Constellation, Michelle served as the Director of Accounting and the Director of Operations at T3, a proprietary broker-dealer and investment advisor. She has extensive experience with hedge funds, private equity funds, investment advisors and separately managed accounts, as well as broker-dealer accounting, financial reporting and operations. Michelle has an in-depth understanding of financial analysis and valuations, financial statement preparation and analysis, fund structuring, risk management, and middle and back office operations. She has worked for a fund administrator and big four auditor. Michelle began her career at CAI Funds as an accountant and analyst managing the audit, accounting and valuations of multiple private equity funds and portfolio companies. Michelle received a B.B.A. in Accounting at Iona College, Hagan School of Business.
Patrick provides accounting services as a member of the CFO services team. Prior to joining Constellation, Patrick served as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer at Empire Capital Management, a long/short technology-focused hedge fund, where he was responsible for handling daily financial management and operations, including reconciliations, contributions/redemptions, portfolio performance and rebalancing, deltas, prime brokerage management, NAV for trade allocations, commissions, option/short monitoring, and management company cash projections. Prior to Empire, Patrick was the COO of Avet Capital and was instrumental in improving monthly reconciliation and record keeping processes while effectively managing the combined roles of operations, finance, and investor relations. Before Avet Capital, Patrick served as the Controller at Para Advisors, Inc. Patrick has also worked at Bear Stearns and Klein & Profenna CPAs, and received an MBA from Pace University in Financial Management and a BA in Accounting from SUNY Oswego.
At Constellation, Patrick provides a variety of outsourced CFO services to alternative asset manager clients. Prior to joining Constellation, Patrick worked at Lazard Freres LLC, a publicly traded financial advisor and asset manager, where he was responsible for FOCUS reporting, as well as monthly financial reporting and analysis. Patrick began his career at Ernst & Young with a focus on broker dealers within the banking and capital markets industry. He has an in-depth understanding of accounting processes and operations, financial statement preparation and analysis, and has experience with fair value accounting and the requirements of ASC 820. Patrick received a B.S. in Accounting and Finance and a Masters of Accounting and Professional Consultancy from Villanova University. Professional affiliations include the AICPA and NYSSCPA.
Renata is a manager at Constellation where she provides accounting services as part of the CFO services team. Prior to joining Constellation, Renata worked at SEI, a tier 1 administrator, where she provided administrative services to investment funds and gained exposure to complex fee and fund structures and a wide variety of investments (e.g., fixed income, derivatives, equities, etc). She began her career working at regional and Big 4 professional services firms, where she provided audit and advisory services to hedge funds, private equity and fund of funds. Renata has an in-depth understanding of accounting processes and operations, including U.S. GAAP, as well as the implementation and maintenance of accounting policies and systems, and the preparation and analysis of financial statements. Renata received a BA in Accounting from Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College.
Michael is responsible for operational oversight and servicing the firm’s investment operations clients. Michael works directly with both traditional and alternative investment clients on designing and implementing operational workflows, portfolio accounting, investment attribution and exposure reporting, reconciliations, and operational risk-mitigation. Michael has extensive experience working in middle office operations for both the buy-side and sell-side. Prior to joining Constellation, Michael was the Head of Profit, Loss and Valuation for a $5.5+ billion multi-strategy alternative investment hedge fund where he managed a global team with locations in New York and London providing front-to-back middle office support services such as tracking unencumbered capital, OTC market value reconciliation, collateral management, illiquid asset price capturing, FAS157 reporting, independent month-end price testing, cash reconciliation and P&L modeling. Michael also spent several years as an analyst within derivative operations at a global investment bank. Michael holds a BBA degree, cum laude, in corporate finance from SUNY University at Buffalo, School of Management.
Luke is responsible for related management company and fund accounting across a variety of clients. With a background consisting of both public and private accounting for the alternative investment industry, Luke brings extensive industry knowledge to support clients in the back office functions of their business. Prior to joining Constellation, Luke worked at Angelo Gordon & Co, a privately-held registered investment advisor, where he handled all areas of accounting across several complex investment funds and gained exposure working with investment products within the RMBS/CMBS markets. Luke began his career working in the assurance field at Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP with a focus on hedge funds, private equity funds, and real estate funds. Luke has extensive knowledge of the accounting industry including daily operations, process/software implementation, quarterly/annual compliance, Financial Statement preparation, and annual assurance of U.S. GAAP through financial statement audits. Luke received a BA in Economics from the University of Rochester and received his MSA/MBA with a concentration in accounting from Northeastern University.
John commenced his 16 year plus career in public practice with a focus on accounting and audit of retirement funds. Following this, he spent two years working within fund administration before moving into a large institutionalized management company. While in this role, John provided a full range of CFO services for a variety of listed and unlisted infrastructures, alternative investments and private equity funds, and he was the finance lead in a 12 month project on cash and account controls. Prior to joining Constellation, John also worked at a family office where he focused on financial, operational and investor relations functions. In addition to providing a dedicated, focused work acumen and broad knowledge base to meet clients’ needs, John also has extensive experience in the preparation of both US GAAP and IFRS financial statements. John is a member of the Chartered Accountant Australian and New Zealand (CA ANZ), and holds a Bachelor of Commerce.
As a member of the Operations team, Brian works directly with alternative investment clients on trade processing, market value reconciliation, trade break resolution, and NAV support. Brian joined Constellation with 14 years of buy-side experience at a family office macro hedge fund where he worked closely with front office personnel. His extensive background in middle and back office operations include vanilla and exotic trade support for a variety of asset classes, reconciliation, cash management, security valuation, and NAV production. Brian received his B.S. in Finance at Pennsylvania State University and earned an MBA in Finance at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Working directly with both traditional and alternative investment clients on portfolio and market value reconciliation, trade processing, and operational risk-mitigation, Greg is responsible for servicing the firm’s investment operations clients. Prior to joining the firm he gained extensive experience in middle office operations, middle office oversight, and fund administration at Credit Suisse Asset Management, Balyasny Asset Management, and at Citi Hedge Fund Services. Greg received his B.S. degree in Marketing and International Business at The Pennsylvania State University with a minor in International Studies.
Lindsay has over 10 years of experience in the management and professional development field. In her role as Human Resources Manager, Lindsay oversees all aspects of recruiting, onboarding, employee benefits, talent-development, performance management, and employee well-being. Lindsay was previously the Assistant Vice President for a retail bank in North Carolina. Prior to that, she spent several years in marketing and training at a small community bank. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree at Champlain College, a private college in Vermont.
At Constellation Matt provides clients with outsourced CFO and tax services. Prior to joining Constellation, Matt spent over four years in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Private Company Services group performing tax compliance services to a diverse client portfolio, including private equity funds and family offices. He earned his B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Finance at James Madison University and his Certificate in Accounting at Fairfield University.
With a background rooted in public accounting for the alternative investment industry, Brian provides outsourced CFO services to Constellation’s clients. He has considerable experience servicing hedge fund, private equity, and fund of fund entities, and is well versed in matters of partnership/fund accounting, financial reporting and analysis, tax compliance, ASC 740 issues, financial statement preparation (US GAAP), and internal controls/operations. Prior to joining Constellation, Brian worked in KPMG’s Asset Management Tax division where he serviced a range of top asset management firms and investment advisers including a rotation with Goldman Sachs. Brian obtained a B.S. from Pennsylvania State University and an M.S. from the University of Pittsburgh. He also holds a professional affiliation with the New York Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants.
Steven works with SEC registered investment advisers, exempt reporting advisers and NFA member firms on regulatory compliance requirements, structures and programs, ongoing compliance monitoring, testing protocols and the management and coordination of regulatory exams and reviews. Steven has experience in the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as well as the general rules and regulations of the SEC, FINRA, CFTC/NFA, and relevant regulatory filings. He is also experienced in SEC Audits and NFA Examinations. Prior to joining Constellation's Regulatory & Compliance team, Steven was a Legal Specialist at Allianz Global Investors. In this role he worked on a variety of legal issues encompassing the Investment Company Act of 1940, state lobbying/gift laws, corporate governance and other securities laws. Steven started his legal career at AllianzGI as a summer intern in 2013. Prior to that, Steven was the Legislative Director to New York Assemblyman Charles Lavine. While at the Assembly, Steven oversaw the passage of over thirty bills through both houses of the Legislature. He also interned at the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office during the summer of 2012. A former small business owner, Steven incorporated eCampaign Solutions and provided social media consulting for clients ranging from an elected state official to a city court judge. He was recognized by the City and State as a "40 under 40" Rising Star in 2014. Steven earned his Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University at Albany and his Juris Doctor from Albany Law School. He is a licensed attorney in New York.
Deirdre is experienced in providing due diligence, strategy, compliance, operations, and management consulting services for asset managers including operational assessments, process implementation, business planning, and service provider selection. Prior to joining Constellation, Deirdre worked as an Associate in the Advisory practice at KPMG, specifically within management consulting and deal advisory. Her role involved formal observations and data analytics, as well as implementing process improvement initiatives. Within deal advisory, Deirdre provided buy-side mergers and acquisitions support by analyzing key financial performance metrics and identifying historical operating trends. Deirdre received a BBA in Finance from the University of Florida.
Jaclyn is a member of the Regulatory & Compliance team at Constellation. Prior to joining Constellation, Jaclyn worked as a Compliance and Legal Intern for a registered investment adviser where she gained in-depth knowledge of fund of funds. Jaclyn holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science from SUNY Albany and a Juris Doctor from Pace Law School.
At Constellation Lana works with clients to maintain all aspects of their financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecast preparation, as well as development of internal control policies and procedures. Prior to joining Constellation, Lana was exposed to public, not-for-profit, and corporate accounting. She earned her B.S. in Public Accounting at Brooklyn College City University of New York.
Ali is a member of Constellation’s operations services team where she is responsible for supporting the firm’s middle office clients. Prior to Constellation, Ali worked with Citco Fund Service’s Enhanced Middle Office Group (EMO), the operations extension of an $11.5 billion multi-strategy alternative investment hedge fund complex. Ali specialized in the daily reconciliation, settlement, and break resolution for the fund’s global equity, debt, currency and commodity trades. Ali earned her B.A. in International Business and Trade and minor in Psychology at Florida Atlantic University, graduating cum laude. While attending FAU, Ali interned at The CommonWealth Group, a registered investment advisor, and Ibex Investments, a fund of hedge funds, assisting the regulatory and compliance team.
Brian is a member of the Operations team at Constellation where he works alongside other team members to support client’s operational needs. Prior to joining Constellation, Brian was employed at Signalert Asset Management, a registered investment advisor (RIA), where he monitored separately managed accounts. He is experienced in calculating a daily P&L and providing trade execution/support for three senior portfolio managers. Brian received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Siena College.
Ciara is experienced in providing financial administration services including financial reporting, net asset valuation and general fund management to large hedge funds. She is currently finishing her ACCA qualification and has gained exposure to the private accounting practice including servicing large retail groups. Ciara received her Bachelor of Commerce at University College Cork in Ireland.
As a member of Constellation’s Regulatory & Compliance team, Larina handles various operational duties for the Constellation’s compliance team. Additionally, her role involves assisting with internal project management and the coordination of deliverables. With a B.A. in Psychology, background studies in Criminal Justice, and professional experience in paralegal work, Larina is successfully applying her prior experience to Regulatory & Compliance services.