BDO Consulting Hires Kaminsky for Financial Services Advisory Practice

Gary Kaminsky

Gary Kaminsky

BDO Consulting, a division of Chicago-based BDO (FY16 net revenue of $1.3 billion), announced the appointment of Gary Kaminsky as managing director of the firm’s financial services advisory practice. He will lead regulatory compliance, asset management and broker-dealers.

Kaminsky has 30 years of experience working with asset management companies and broker-dealers on regulatory compliance and infrastructure matters. In this role, he will work with clients to develop a comprehensive approach to regulatory enterprise risk management. “In the past year, regulators around the globe have placed a focus on transparency – from fees to beneficial ownership – and ramped up enforcement actions against registered investment advisors,” says Carl Pergola, executive director of BDO Consulting. “Gary’s securities industry knowledge and background as a former regulator will help BDO’s clients address compliance challenges in this demanding regulatory environment.”

Kaminsky has extensive experience assisting clients with a broad range of global regulatory issues, including compliance with Dodd Frank and the AIFMD, increasing SEC oversight and enforcement actions, and preparation for examinations and investigations. Prior to joining BDO, Kaminsky co-founded two alternative asset management companies and led his own regulatory advisory firm. He also served as chief compliance officer and deputy general counsel for a global quantitative trading firm. Early in his career, he spent several years in the division of enforcement at the SEC.