|[November 27, 2012]
Donato V. Berardi Joins IMP Consulting, Will Direct New Compliance Practice
BOSTON --(Business Wire)--
Consulting, a provider of strategic technical solutions to the
investment management industry, announced today that Donato
V. Berardi, Esq. has joined the firm as managing director of its
newly established compliance practice.
Berardi will be in charge of IMP's expanding suite of services in
support of Chief Compliance Officers, their staffs, and executive
management teams. These services, in high demand in today's complex and
fast-moving regulatory environment, require a thorough grasp of legal,
financial, and technological issues. The services include:
advising on the potential impact of new regulations;
instituting or redesigning compliance programs;
analyzing legal issues related to compliance with securities
regulations and other legislation such as Dodd-Frank; an
guiding clients through remediation and enforcement actions.
Prior to joining IMP, Berardi was associate director of the financial
services practice at Protiviti,
a global business consulting firm specializing in risk, advisory and
transaction services. His 15 years in the financial services industry
have also included a variety of financial, operational and compliance
auditing responsibilities at State Street Bank, John Hancock and Iron
"We're thrilled to have Don on board," said IMP founder Jane
Stabile. "He has extensive experience in working with traditional
asset management firms, hedge funds and private equity shops on
governance, risk, and compliance initiatives. Today, CCO's must handle
the ever-increasing regulatory burden and still keep costs under
control. The combination of Don's legal expertise and IMP's automation
experience will position us to unite legal, financial, and systems
expertise to serve all of our clients' compliance needs."
Berardi holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Suffolk University, a
master's in business administration from Southern New Hampshire
University, and a juris doctor from Massachusetts School of Law.
He is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and Connecticut. He
"For several years now, Jane Stabile and her IMP team have been bringing
their knowledge of a vast array of investment management systems to
clients. In our new practice I plan to build upon our existing offerings
with a full, cost- efficient selection of compliance services. Demand
for such services has never been greater, and it is still growing."
About IMP Consulting
IMP Consulting, initially known as Implementation Management
Professionals, was established in 2004 to help investment management
firms derive maximum value from their trading and compliance systems.
Recognizing that poor performance by a trading, compliance or portfolio
management system was typically the result of an inadequate
implementation, founder Jane Stabile assembled a team of consultants
that includes former portfolio managers and traders, developers, and
implementation and compliance experts from a number of market-leading
vendors in the industry.
The IMP method applies practical, hands-on experience to optimizing
commercially available tools --supplementing the process with custom
applications where necessary -- to help asset managers lower their
costs, control risk, and improve straight-through-processing rates. IMP
also enables large asset managers to focus on their core competencies,
control costs, and scale quickly to meet market demand by assisting
those firms with middle-office streamlining and outsourcing.
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