O’Connor Davies and Focus 1 Associates Announce Strategic Alliance

Harrison, N.Y.-based O’Connor Davies LLP (FY13 net revenue of $98 million) and Focus 1 Associates LLC of Jacksonville, Ore., announced a strategic alliance as part of their compliance consulting practices. This partnership brings together significant financial services industry experience and extensive technical knowledge of regulatory compliance.

“As part of our new alliance, we intend to combine resources and expertise to expand our regulatory compliance services further into the private fund adviser segment,” says Tobin Cochran, IACCP, managing member and president of Focus 1. “The SEC has organized itself to ensure that registrants increase transparency and treat investors fairly, with several key exam initiatives in place and more on the way.”

“Our alliance is fueled by extensive knowledge, experience, innovation and scalable resources in financial services, private funds and regulatory compliance,” says Marc Rinaldi, PIC of financial services at O’Connor Davies. “Together, we are in a unique position to serve the regulatory compliance needs of our existing clients within our financial services practice and across our fund administration business.”