• Key Quotes from Sylvain Forté on Big Data and AI
  • Talking Private Equity on the Scott Becker Private Equity Podcast
  • Key Quotes from Richard Change on Technology Solutions
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast with Richard Change, Co-Founder and Managing Director of PFA Solutions, discussing the adoption of technology solutions for more efficient firm management: “As a whole, I think our particular focus is centered around GP carry management and performance reporting management.” “We realized not one system [at our […]
  • Key Quotes from John Brennan on Technology Integration
  • Key Quotes from Elaine Chim on Fund Administration for Private Equity
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast with Elaine Chim, head of the private equity product for the Americas and APAC at the Apex Group, discussing trends in fund administration for private equity funds: “If you think about all the different funds that have crossed my desk in the past 10 years, and […]
  • Key Quotes from Amy Bryant and Peggy Gielen of Jersey Finance
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast with Jersey Finance Deputy CEO, Amy Bryant, and Legal and Technical Manager, Peggy Gielen, discussing the merits of Jersey as a fund domiciliation: “Jersey Finance is the promotional body for the finance industry in Jersey. We are celebrating 60 years of finance industry in Jersey, and […]
  • Key Quotes from Evan Katz on Raising Investor Capital
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast with Evan Katz, Managing Director at Crawford Ventures, discussing how to raise investor capital: “What Crawford ventures does principally in the alternative investment space – hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds – we help build them, raise a lot of investor capital for them, […]
  • Who Should Get the Money (Part 2)
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission settled an enforcement case late last year with a private fund firm for an eye-catching $170 million.  The agency’s press release stated that the settlement amount would be paid to “harmed investors”.  But who are the harmed investors, and should they get the money? This two-part series suggests that […]
  • Key Quotes from Shaun Murray
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast with Shaun Murray, CEO of Margin Reform, discussing collateral, margin and derivatives: “We have a strapline which is ‘educate, mitigate, transform’. But all roads in our world lead to collateral, margin and legal, predominantly.  This is in and around the derivative business.” “I joined as CEO […]
  • Who Should Get the Money – After the SEC Settles a Private Fund Enforcement Action
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission settled an enforcement action late last year with a private fund firm for an eye-catching $170 million.  The agency’s press release stated that the settlement amount would be paid to “harmed investors”.  But who are the harmed investors, and should they get the money?  This two-part series will suggest […]
  • Key Quotes from James Newman on Operational Due Diligence
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast with James Newman, Co-Head & Co-Founder of perfORM Due Diligence Services, discussing the fundamentals and latest trends in operational due diligence: “We are the only ODD group of its kind in the UK, and are distinguished by our broad experience in private credit, private markets, real […]
  • Key Quotes from Brian Davis
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast with Brian Davis, Managing Partner in New York at Major Lindsey & Africa, talking about legal searches and recruiting in the alternative investment industry: “I like being a lawyer.  But I had just reached this point in my life where I wanted to try something new. […]
  • Key Quotes from John Phinney
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast with John Phinney, Chairman and Co-President of Convergence, discussing operational soundness and the importance of data, research and analytics: “Convergence was founded to build a level of data and data science around the business of alternative asset management.” “The counsel I give my protegees today and […]
  • Key Quotes from John D’Agostino
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast with John D’Agostino, leading expert on cryptocurrency, discussing the ABCs of digital assets: “If you ask 100 people about crypto, you’ll probably get 100 different definitions.” “These tokens are attempts to create a store of value in some form. What they all have in common is […]
  • Key Quotes from Michelle Noyes
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast with Michelle Noyes, Managing Director and Head of the Americas at AIMA, who takes us inside the alternative investment industry’s top trade association: “Our role is to serve as the voice of the hedge fund and private credit industry in our advocacy, communication and education work.” […]
  • Bill Elcock from DiligenceVault Shares his Thoughts on the Digital Transformation
    We recently caught up with Bill Elcock, who focuses on strategic partnerships and market research at DiligenceVault.  His firm is sponsoring the current season of the Operational Leaders podcast.  In this interview, Bill shares his thoughts about the digital transformation occurring in the investment management industry and gets us up to speed on the latest […]
  • Key Quotes from David Lewis
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast with HR specialist David Lewis, Founder and CEO of OperationsInc, discussing the challenges of managing through COVID and it impact on the future of employee-employer relations: “I stuck with [building an HR consulting business], which is not normal in this space.  You don’t see people that […]
  • Carl Ayers: Still the Best at Regulatory Compliance Watch
    Carl Ayers has been covering legal and compliance issues in the asset management space about as long as I can remember.  He is now the publisher/editor of Regulatory Compliance Watch, a PEI Media LLC entity.  He’s had the role since 2008 going back to the days of IA Watch, and he’s won a few journalism […]
  • How the SEC Regulates Private Funds: The April 6th Webinar
    With a change in administration, it’s never been more important to understand exactly how the SEC regulates private funds. We’ll go behind the scenes with top current and former SEC officials with specific oversight of the private fund industry as they explain how the SEC operates. This unique look at the SEC will cover how […]
  • Key Quotes from Kathleen Muir
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast episode with Kathleen Muir, founder and CEO of the Muir Network, discussing brand creation and content: “We live in a storytelling world. And these days, the story has many platforms. But ultimately, it’s all about conveying an idea to get people to react.” “You can’t pick […]
  • Dabney O’Riordan Joins the Private Funds Webinar Panel
    We’re pleased to announce that Dabney O’Riordan will be joining the webinar panel.  Dabney currently serves as the co-Chief of the Asset Management Unit (AMU) in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, a position she has held since 2016.  The AMU is dedicated to identifying misconduct in the asset management industry, including private funds.  In leading […]
  • Bill Kelly, CEO of CAIA, Helps Preview Upcoming Webinar: How the SEC Regulates Private Funds
    Bill Kelly recently turned the tables on Tery O’Malley to record a six minute video interview.  In the interview, they discuss the importance of operational due diligence, the role of the SEC in overseeing private funds, the importance of trade associations, and the latest from the Operational Leaders podcast. Bill and Tery also discuss the […]
  • Key Quotes from Ron Biscardi
  • iConnections Announces “Funds 4 Minds” Initiative
    iConnections – led by this week’s Operational Leaders guest, Ron Biscardi – has announced their new initiative “Funds 4 Minds”, a month-long event bringing together the alternative investment industry to fundraise for mental health charities. The Funds 4 Minds initiative will run throughout the month of May,  During that time, iConnections will facilitate a series […]
  • John Walsh Joins the Private Funds Webinar Panel
    We’re pleased to announce that John H. Walsh will be joining the webinar panel.  Considered by many to be the “dean” of the SEC’s modern examination program, John was a day-one founder of the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations. He helped establish the foundations of today’s inspection infrastructure and OCIE’s role within the Commission.  […]
  • Key Quotes from Mark Fordyce
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast with Mark Fordyce, Founding Partner and CEO of Blue River Partners (part of IQ-EQ), discussing comprehensive back-office solutions: “I always tell people to think about Blue River Partners as a comprehensive outsourced solution for alternative investment managers. We cover the broad spectrum of back-office services, everything […]
  • Michael Neus Set to Join the Private Funds Webinar Panel
    We’re pleased to announce that Michael C. Neus will be joining the webinar panel on April 6th.  Mike will help provide a behind the scenes look at how the Securities and Exchange Commission is structured, operates and oversees the private fund industry. Mike currently serves as the Private Funds Attorney Fellow at the SEC. He […]
  • Key Quotes from Rich Chen
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast with Rich Chen, Founder and Managing Partner of Richard L. Chen PLLC about the case for using a boutique law firm:    “Richard L. Chen, PLLC was founded out of my desire to make an impact by serving as a trusted business and legal counselor for […]
  • Going Live: “How the SEC Regulates Private Funds”
    Please join us for a very special free webinar.  Tuesday, April 6th at 11:00 am EDT. We’re going behind the scenes with some of the top current and former SEC officials to explain how the SEC oversees the private fund industry. We’ll be talking about how the Commission is structured – the roles of different […]
  • Key Quotes from Grace Reyes
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast with Grace Reyes, CEO of The Investment Diversity Exchange (TIDE), speaking on diversity and inclusion within the investment industry. “TIDE was launched just last year in January 2020. And we gained so much traction in a short amount of time because we got the support of […]
  • Key Quotes from Alan Meaney
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast with Alan Meaney, CEO & Co-Founder of Fund Recs, discussing automation of the fund reconciliation process, data management and the fintech movement: “We’re basically taking the latest technology to help automate reconciliations of data in the funds industry, something that everyone assumes should be really straightforward.” […]
  • Key Quotes from Gary Berger
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast with Gary Berger, Partner at CohnReznick and the firm’s Northeast Financial Services Industry Leader, discussing the audit, tax and advisory practice for private funds: “CohnReznick already had a pretty good financial services practice, but what I was looking to do is really take it to the […]
  • Welcome Season Three Sponsor – DiligenceVault
    We’re pleased to welcome our new Season Three sponsor, DiligenceVault.  The podcast that covers the “business of running an investment management business” teams up with one of the industry’s most dynamic fintech firms. DiligenceVault is a two-sided cloud-based digital diligence platform for asset owners, investment allocators, and asset managers leveraged by 21,000+ users. The platform […]
  • Wait For It! The New Season.
    Starting Wednesday, February 17th. The New Season of the Operational Leaders podcast . . . where we discuss the business of running an investment management business.  The upcoming season will feature a slate of all new guests, new issues, and new perspectives.  We’ll also provide more great actionable information. New episodes get posted weekly and […]
  • Key Quotes from Governor Martin O’Malley
  • Key Quotes from Nida Panchee on Outsourcing.
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast with Nide Panchee, Founder of Panchee Advisory, on the growth of outsourced services. “Working for a global institution, I had the opportunity to gain experience in a lot of different functions in business. I actually started in operations, moved to the investment side, and then transition […]
  • Key Quotes from Yohan Kim on Managed IT and Data Management.
  • New York University PCCE Publishes Thought Piece on Legal and Compliance at Private Fund Firms
    New York University’s Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement recently published my essay on the state of the legal and compliance function at private fund firms. The essay begins with a review of some key moments over the past two decades that impacted the role of legal and compliance, then discusses potential reasons for the […]
  • Key Quotes from Ingrid Pierce on Business and Law in Cayman.
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast with Ingrid Pierce, Walkers’ Global Managing Partner and head of the Cayman Investment Funds Group, on business and law in Cayman. “When you litigate these matters, particularly if there’s been a blow up, that’s when a lot of questions really start to get examined in detail. […]
  • Key Quotes from Bill Salus on the Fund Administration Business
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast with industry veteran Bill Salus, CEO & Founder of Paddock Consultancy, discussing the current and future state of the fund administration business. “Fund administration has the same fundamental components. It’s the accounting for the fund and the accounting for the investors that are coming in and […]
  • Giving Thanks from the Operational Leaders Podcast
    We’ll be home for the holidays and returning next Wednesday with a new episode. In the meantime, we’re spending this Thanksgiving with our immediate families. Our host, Terrance O’Malley, recalled the last time he spent the holiday weekend away from his extended family. That happened in 1995 (!), early in his career while working in […]
  • SEC Warns Advisers About Compliance Program Weaknesses
    This caught my eye. The SEC staff just put out a Risk Alert highlighting deficiencies and weaknesses at investment advisory firms. Two stood out to me: • Some advisers did not “devote adequate resources” to their compliance programs. In particular, the SEC observed dual-hatted CCOs who “did not appear to devote sufficient time” to fulfilling […]
  • Key Quotes from Meredith Moss on Automating the Client On-Boarding Experience
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast with Meredith Moss, Founder and CEO of Finomial, discussing the automation of client on-boarding and the client lifecycle management platform. “I saw that the process of investing in alternative funds was incredibly manual. And it was shocking to me that this state of play with paper […]
  • Flashback! 2007 Publication – “An Overview of the SEC Enforcement Process”
    It was great to come across an article from 2007 that I co-authored with Kevin Harnish and Michael Umayam. The article takes a look at how the SEC investigates and pursues potential enforcement cases, with an emphasis on private funds and their managers. The article has aged well, and the SEC approach remains largely intact. […]
  • Moderator: HFM Virtual Symposium – Thursday, November 19th
    Looking forward to moderating a panel at the upcoming HFM Virtual Symposium. We’ll be talking about trends and developments in securities litigation. I’ll be joined by * Michael McGarry, Assistant U.S. Attorney of the District of Connecticut, Deputy Chief of the Financial Fraud and Public Corruption Fraud Unit * Jeff Lubitz, Executive Director, ISS Class […]
  • Key Quotes from Pete Cherecwich on the Expanding Services Behind Asset Servicing
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast with Pete Cherecwich, President of Northern Trust Asset Servicing, discussing how his firm has expanded its offerings for middle and back offices. “[Northern Trust] split into wealth management and asset servicing. I run the asset servicing business, which is really a collection of other businesses like […]
  • Impact of the U.S. Election on Private Fund Regulations: Five Quick Take-Aways
    From Terrance J. O’Malley Here are five quick take-aways on how the U.S. presidential election results might impact the SEC’s regulation of private funds. 1. An Emphasis on Investor Protection. The SEC is a relatively a-political agency (though it may experience some influence on the margins). That said, the SEC has a mandate to protect […]
  • Key Quotes from Rado Lipuš on Alternative Data
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast with Rado Lipuš, Founder & CEO of Neudata, discussing alternative data sets and sources: “The term alternative data wasn’t widely used yet. But anything which was related to data sources, which were not mainstream and were a bit unusual. And are definitely not on mainstream platforms, […]
  • Key Quotes from Mike DeSanti on Technology and the Middle and Back Office
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast with Mike DeSanti, President of LightPoint Financial Technology, discussing technology developments reshaping the middle and back office at asset management firms: “It’s really hard once you kind of catch the technology bug, you really want to stay involved. It’s been tough. Every time I get out […]
  • Three Areas of Regulatory Caution for Senior (Part 3)
    Clients and fellow senior executives often ask for unique insights into where legal and compliance exposures might lie in wait. Here is the third of three examples. The Organizational Chart A wise manager once said, “If you want to create an employee morale problem, create an org chart.” It can create a sticky regulatory issue […]
  • Key Quotes from Melissa Kelley-Hilton
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast with Melissa Kelley-Hilton, Founder & CEO of Hilton Global Associates, along with COO Randy Shain, talking about investigative due diligence: “[F]or purposes of this conversation in the alternative space, the clients that we find benefit from us the most are pension funds and endowments, funds to […]
  • Three Areas of Regulatory Caution for Senior Executives (Part 2)
    Clients and fellow senior executives often ask for unique insights into where legal and compliance exposures might lie in wait. Here is the second of three examples. The Holiday Card List. Yes indeed! Christine Chang, a top industry CEO recently joined the Operational Leaders podcast and had a great quote: “The budget doesn’t lie”. Know […]
  • Key Quotes from Frank Byrd
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast with Frank Byrd, Founder & CEO of Fielder Capital Group, talking about outsourced family offices, private wealth management and the transition from hedge funds: “I saw that demand for hedge fund investments was going down. And meanwhile, the supply kept going up.” “Unlike the hedge fund […]
  • Three Hidden Areas of Regulatory Caution for Senior Executives (Part 1)
    Clients and fellow senior executives often ask for unique insights into where legal and compliance exposures might lie in wait. A number of areas come to mind, but here’s three examples that don’t get much attention (and where regulators might – surprisingly – start looking). Example One: Personnel Files. This can be an absolute treasure […]
  • Key Quotes from Leslie Picker
    Here are some key quotes from my podcast with Leslie Picker, reporter with CNBC, discussing television and digital media coverage of the asset management business: “While the allure of TV was always there, I wanted to kind of hone my craft as a print journalist and focus on the reporting and the content and all […]
  • The Fall of Legal and Compliance – The Consolidated White Paper
    This past summer, I wrote a series of blog posts describing the declining priority of the legal and compliance function at private fund firms. At the urging of clients and colleagues, I collected those posts and created a single essay. That essay is now posted on this website under “Publications,” and then “Media Mentions” Or […]
  • Key Quotes from Ed Klees, the Allocators’ Advocate
    Here are some key quotes from my podcast with Ed Klees, partner at the Hirschler law firm, discussing investment agreements from the allocators’ perspective: “For allocators, the costs are much more constrained. They really can’t afford to pay a lot of money for fund negotiations, number one. Number two, of course, the GP’s council does […]
  • The Big Rewind Episode with Michael C. Neus, Top SEC Regulator for Private Funds
    Congratulations to Michael Neus, Season One guest on the Operational Leaders podcast. Mike has officially started his new position at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as the Private Funds Attorney Fellow. In his new position, Mike will play a key role in shaping SEC oversight of the private fund industry. In case you missed […]
  • Key Quotes from Christine Chang, Family Office Advisor and Executive
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast with Christine Chang on being a CEO and family offices: “I think throughout my career, it’s been consistent that I’ve always tried to take the more quantitative or the harder route, because that’s more difficult to prove later on in life.” “I don’t think that being […]
  • Key Quotes from Jason Duffy
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast with Jason Duffy, founder of Fieldstone Insurance Group, discussing the ins and outs of employee health insurance: “There are three real buckets of insurance that a hedge fund, alternative asset manager, family office will need. The first bucket is basic insurance – healthcare PEOs, employee benefits, […]
  • Congratulations to Podcast Guests who Won HFM US Services Awards 2020
    Congratulations to all of the winners of this year’s HFM U.S. Service Awards 2020. The Operational Leaders podcast sends a special recognition and thank you to the winners who joined as guests on the show this year: Best Administrator – Client Services: Centaur. Podcast guest: Des Johnson, CEO of Centaur Fund Services USA. You can […]
  • Anthony Scaramucci, Founder of SkyBridge Capital, Podcast Transcript
    The following document is an approximate, but not exact, transcript of the Operational Leaders podcast conversation between host Terrance J. O’Malley and guest Anthony Scaramucci. Please support the production of this podcast by downloading the Anthony Scaramucci episode. Narrator 0:05 Welcome to the Operational Leaders podcast featuring leaders and innovators in the investment management industry, […]
  • Key Quotes from Anthony Scaramucci
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast with Anthony Scaramucci, founder of SkyBridge Capital, discussing his career in the asset management business and running a successful firm: “Maybe I just take two seconds on SALT Talks because we’re working at home. And in lieu of our live conferences, we’ve been doing a series […]
  • Through the Eyes of Legal and Compliance – Final Thoughts Part 2
    A few final questions to ask when assessing the status of the legal and compliance role. • Who does the general counsel and/or CCO report to (i.e., who hires/fires and determines annual compensation)? The Founder/PM or some intermediary? If to an intermediary, what is the Founder/PM’s rationale? And If to an intermediary, does the firm […]
  • Through the Eyes of Legal and Compliance – Final Thoughts Part 1
    Technical compliance with applicable laws is necessary, but so is meeting their spirit and putting investors’ interests first. Otherwise, small problems stack up and become big ones. Determining a firm’s list of priorities can prove difficult, particularly in a short amount of time. Looking at a firm through the eyes of the legal and compliance […]
  • Getting the Message out About Legal and Compliance
    If the SEC is redirecting some of its focus back on the private fund space, consider that it might not be immediately apparent. The SEC can take some obvious steps, like enforcement actions and rule adoptions. And the staff can issue more risk alerts and interpretive letters, make speeches, or initiate compliance examination sweeps. The […]
  • The Way Forward for Legal and Compliance
    The march of progress can change some things forever. But in the financial services field, some things are just cyclical. In that context, the SEC staff recently put out a “risk alert” targeting the private fund industry. You can read it here: “Observations from Examinations of Investment Advisers Managing Private Funds.” The alert identifies a […]
  • Causes for the Fall of Legal and Compliance – Part 3
    Here are two final factors that contributed to the decline of legal and compliance as the top operational priority in the private fund space. 5. Competing Issues. Other operational issues arose to compete with legal and compliance. There is of course cybersecurity (though it has a legal and compliance component). And worthy social causes like […]
  • Causes for the Fall of Legal and Compliance – Part 2
    The decline of legal and compliance as the top operational priority over the past decade was due to many factors. Here are two more. 3. Apprehension over SEC examinations subsided. Substantially. There’s nothing like the threat of a full on, inside out, upside down regulatory exam to keep everyone in line. But on an industry-wide […]
  • Causes for the Fall of Legal and Compliance – Part 1
    The private fund industry didn’t collectively wake up one morning and say “Hey, legal and compliance isn’t as important anymore.” Rather, there were a number of factors that went into the declining priority over the past decade. In this post and two subsequent ones, I’ll suggest six factors for the fall of legal and compliance. […]
  • The Rise Before the Fall of Legal and Compliance – Part 3
    By the mid-2000s, the private fund industry was rocking. But as the decade came to a close, the industry experienced a number of hugely impactful events. Collectively, these events justified making legal and compliance the top operational priority for private fund firms. The 2008-2009 financial crisis crashed down on the industry and saw regulators implement […]
  • The Rise Before the Fall of Legal and Compliance – Part 2
    The SEC finally pulled the registration trigger in 2004. In effect, the SEC changed its rules so that private funds were no longer counted as a single client. Instead, firms had to look-through all of their funds and register if they had 15 or more investors on an aggregate basis. That meant almost all firms […]
  • The Rise Before the Fall of Legal and Compliance – Part 1
    Up until the mid-2000s, private fund firms enjoyed an exemption from SEC registration. As long as a firm managed 14 or fewer funds and didn’t publicly advertise, it was off the SEC’s radar. Some firms nevertheless implemented robust legal and compliance programs. Others did not. The other part of the registration exemption included that funds […]
  • A New Series: The Fall of Legal and Compliance in the Private Fund Space
    A decade ago, legal and compliance issues were the top operational-side priority for most private fund firms. Wide-ranging interviews with leading industry participants, surveys of COOs and other anecdotal evidence, however, suggests that may not be the case today. And it seems the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission – with its recent risk alert and […]
  • Forbes.com Interviews Terrance J. O’Malley on Top Operational Trends
    Top financial writer, Nathaniel E. Baker, chronicled our recent discussion about the operational side of the private fund business in this Forbes.com article. We talked about the industry’s top three trends. The observations are based in part on the many insightful guests who joined me this past spring/summer on the Operational Leaders podcast. And by […]
  • Michael C. Neus – Author, Scholar and Top Industry Veteran – Podcast Transcript
    The following document is an approximate, but not exact, transcript of the Operational Leaders podcast conversation between host Terrance J. O’Malley and guest Michael C. Neus. Please support the production of this podcast by downloading the Michael C. Neus episode. Narrator 0:05 Welcome to the Operational Leaders podcast featuring leaders and innovators in the investment […]
  • Key Quotes from Michael C. Neus
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast with Michael Neus – author, scholar and top industry veteran – talking about his book, investors, emerging managers, vendors and new hires: “I remember that the first new purchase I had to make [when I joined Soros Fund Management in 1994] was a calculator because I […]
  • Katherine Burton – Groundbreaking Journalist, Bloomberg News Reporter – Podcast Transcript
    The following document is an approximate, but not exact, transcript of the Operational Leaders podcast conversation between host Terrance J. O’Malley and guest Katherine Burton. Please support the production of this podcast by downloading the Katherine Burton episode. Narrator 0:05 Welcome to the Operational Leaders podcast featuring leaders and innovators in the investment management industry, […]
  • Key Quotes from Katherine Burton
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast with Katherine Burton – groundbreaking journalist, author, and Bloomberg News reporter – sharing the journalist’s perspective on the alternative fund industry: “A person who I barely knew called me and said, ‘I’m an investor in Long Term Capital Management. These guys are blowing up.’ And I […]
  • Tim O’Shea, President and Chief Operating Officer of Thales Trading Solutions, Podcast Transcript
    The following document is an approximate, but not exact, transcript of the Operational Leaders podcast conversation between host Terrance J. O’Malley and guest Tim O’Shea. Please support the production of this podcast by downloading the Tim O’Shea episode. Narrator 0:05 Welcome to the Operational Leaders podcast featuring leaders and innovators in the investment management industry, […]
  • Key Quotes from Tim O’Shea
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast with Tim O’Shea, President and COO of Thales Trading Solutions, talking about listed derivatives and the futures market: “I think derivatives in general can represent OTC products, products traded off an exchange. And I think the definition of a listed derivative is one that is actually […]
  • Meet the HFM Journalists Podcast Transcript
    The following document is an approximate, but not exact, transcript of the Operational Leaders podcast conversations between host Terrance J. O’Malley and HFM Journalist Jennifer Banzaca, Michael Paterakis and Thomas Duffell. Please support the production of this podcast by downloading the HFM Journalist episode. Narrator 0:05 Welcome to the Operational Leaders podcast featuring leaders and […]
  • Key Quotes from the HFM Journalists
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast featuring interviews with HFM Editors Jennifer Banzaca, Michael Paterakis and Thomas Duffell who share their perspectives on the alternative fund industry: Jennifer Banzaca, the Compliance Editor “Inspiration comes from a lot of different places. Sometimes my good sources will just give me tips on trends and […]
  • Bart McDonough, CEO and Founder of Agio, Podcast Transcript
    The following document is an approximate, but not exact, transcript of the Operational Leaders podcast conversation between host Terrance J. O’Malley and guest Bart McDonough. Please support the production of this podcast by downloading the Bart McDonough episode. Narrator 0:05 Welcome to the Operational Leaders podcast featuring leaders and innovators in the investment management industry, […]
  • Key Quotes from Bart McDonough
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast with Bart McDonough, CEO and Founder of Agio, speaking about managed IT and cybersecurity: “There’s a little bit of what we consider the science, the white paper design that everyone should be doing. And then there’s the more nuanced decisions that clients get to make. And […]
  • It’s Great to be the Podcast Guest.
    Thanks to the Quantitative Investor for having me as a guest on his podcast, the Incubator Hedge Fund. The new podcast highlights authors who have written books about the financial markets with a particular focus on hedge funds. In our discussion, we talk about The Insiders’ Guide to Hedge Funds, a book I co-authored/edited with […]
  • Joseph Signorile, Founder and CEO of Our Peer Group, Podcast Transcript
    The following document is an approximate, but not exact, transcript of the Operational Leaders podcast conversation between host Terrance J. O’Malley and guest Joseph Signorile. Please support the production of this podcast by downloading the Joe Signorile episode. Narrator 0:05 Welcome to the Operational Leaders podcast featuring leaders and innovators in the investment management industry, […]
  • Key Quotes from Joe Signoreli
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast with Joe Signoreli, Founder and CEO of Our Peer Group, speaking about the role of the Chief Operating Officer: “It’s not just the way that I came in through the public accounting experience. Sometimes it’s from the sell side, sometimes it’s from the legal side. There’s […]
  • Poseidon Retsinas, Founder and CEO of HedgeLegal, Podcast Transcript
    The following document is an approximate, but not exact, transcript of the Operational Leaders podcast conversation between host Terrance J. O’Malley and guest Poseidon Retsinas. Please support the production of this podcast by downloading the Poseidon Retsinas episode. Narrator 0:05 Welcome to the Operational Leaders podcast featuring leaders and innovators in the investment management industry, […]
  • Key Quotes from Poseidon Retsinas
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast with Poseidon Retsinas, Founder & CEO of HedgeLegal: “But what usually happens is being from the buy side, hedge funds receive the documentation from the prime brokers or their ISDA counterparties. And the documentation starts very heavily slanted in favor of those counterparties.” “The other thing […]
  • Scott Chace, C0-Founder and CEO of CF Global Trading, Podcast Transcript
    The following document is an approximate, but not exact, transcript of the Operational Leaders podcast conversation between host Terrance J. O’Malley and guest Scott Chace. Please support the production of this podcast by downloading the Scott Chace episode. Narrator 0:05 Welcome to the Operational Leaders podcast featuring leaders and innovators in the investment management industry, […]
  • Key Quotes from Scott Chace
    Here are some key quotes from my latest podcast with Scott Chace, Co-Founder and CEO of CF Global Trading: “You know, outsource trading has been around for almost 30 years. It was started by Furman Selz way back when, through their prime brokerage group that offered services – a lot of different services – to […]
  • Josh Barlow, Managing Director and Founder of Valhalla Fiduciary, Podcast Transcript
    The following document is an approximate, but not exact, transcript of the Operational Leaders podcast conversation between host Terrance J. O’Malley and guest Josh Barlow. Please support the production of this podcast by downloading the Josh Barlow episode. Narrator 0:05 Welcome to the Operational Leaders podcast featuring leaders and innovators in the investment management industry, […]
  • Key Quotes from Josh Barlow
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