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[November 27, 2012]

Donato V. Berardi Joins IMP Consulting, Will Direct New Compliance Practice

BOSTON --(Business Wire)--

IMP 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 Mountain.

"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 stated,

"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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