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Grassi & Co. is a premier professional services organization that provides accounting, audit and attestation, tax, technology, business advisory and consulting services to clients within the Financial Services Industry. In January 2012, Grassi & Co. merged with Pustorino, Puglisi & Co., LLC, an accounting and business consulting firm with more than 30 years of experience servicing the investment community, including Broker/Dealers, Hedge Funds, Investment Advisors, Investment Companies, Investment Partnerships, Leveraged Buyout Funds, Private Equity Firms and Venture Capital Funds. As a firm, our success lies in our focus on entrepreneurialism, both in how we run the firm and how we approach clients challenges. With changing market conditions and increasing regulatory concerns, Grassi & Co. offers a suite of comprehensive services combined with personal attention to help financial services companies meet and exceed their business objectives. Our professionals are not only accountants, but also Success Consultants offering advice and analysis to help you achieve your desired level of success however you define it. We call this The Grassi Difference. Based in Manhattan, the firm is ranked among the Top 25 largest firms in the New York Metropolitan area by Crains New York Business. The firm also has an office in Long Island, NY, and a staff of nearly 200 professionals that service clients in a number of additional industries including Healthcare, Not-for-Profit, Manufacturing & Distribution, Construction and Architecture & Engineering. For more information, please call (212) 661-6166, visit us online at

RSM US LLP is the leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, with more than 8,000 people in 80 offices nationwide. It is a licensed CPA firm and the U.S. member of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms with more than 37,000 people in over 110 countries. RSM uses its deep understanding of the needs and aspirations of clients to help them succeed.

RSM has more than 50 years of experience serving the financial services community in key financial hubs all over the world. Our professionals help organizations navigate complex reporting, governance and regulatory issues to achieve their business objectives. Based on the knowledge that comes from serving investment advisers and commodity pool advisors, investment companies of all types, and brokerage and trading entities, we understand the complex financial reporting, operational, tax and regulatory compliance issues facing the industry. We also offer independent compliance testing services to meet regulatory obligations, GIPS verification, AML testing, and technology due diligence and risk assessments, including security and privacy consulting.

RSM provides industry insight, advice and solutions to financial services organizations across the country and around the world. Whether your business operates on a national or global scale, we have the resources to consistently deliver personalized attention across your organization. Thats what you can expect from RSM. Experience the Power of Being Understood.SM

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Michael Coglianese CPA, P.C. is a boutique accounting service that that has a 28-year tradition of providing year-round accounting, auditing, and tax services to the alternative investment industry. Our clients include start up and emerging hedge funds, commodity pools and trading advisors , master feeder funds, fund of funds, broker dealers, introducing brokers and futures commission merchants. Our staff of Big 4 auditors and compliance regulators offer specialized and personalized service; you wont get lost in a bureaucracy and will have direct access to our staff at all times. We provide Certified Audits, Tax Preparation, NFA Compliance and Registration, 1-FR Reports, Track Records and Performance Tables, Attorney assistance and Written Operations Procedures. As a boutique auditor with deep knowledge and experience in the alternatives business, we are able to offer a responsive, cost sensitive team that is a perfect partner for small firms and start ups, and allows you to focus on your business and let us worry about the details. Michael Coglianese is a former auditor and regulator who felt the business needed an accounting and auditing firm that was fully versed on the alternatives compliance and regulatory environment to help clients throughout the year. Michael Coglianese CPA, .C. is registered with and inspected by the PCAOB and a member of the AICPA.

Elliott Davis Decosimo ranks among the top 30 accounting firms in the U.S. Our Investment Companies practice provides a wide range of assurance, tax and consulting services to a variety of investment entities, including investment performance verification, valuation of privately-held investments and surprise custody examinations under the SEC Custody Rule provisions for Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs). The types of companies served include fund of funds, hedge funds, private equity groups, venture capital funds, real estate partnerships, small business investment companies (SBICs), mutual funds, mezzanine debt funds, common trust funds, unit investment trusts, offshore funds, business trusts, group trusts, broker/dealers and management companies. We are a PCAOB-registered and inspected firm and have been recognized as one of the top 10 CPA firms auditing hedge funds managed by SEC-registered advisors. Our professionals are business-minded and solution-driven to bring industry knowledge and experience to each engagement. We deliver fully engaged, high-quality service to help ensure our clients are confident and well-equipped to make key financial decisions. Learn more about our solutions for the Investment Companies industry at

Raines & Fischer LLP is a boutique CPA firm that has been serving the financial services industry for over 20 years. At our firm, Experience Matters as every client gets partner level attention and experienced staff assistance on a consistent basis for any needs or demands that may face them. We specialize in assisting new and emerging hedge funds/private equity funds in the typical accounting functions such as fund administration, audits of financial statements/performance, tax preparation, or certain combinations thereof. We also offer advisory and consulting services for funds that need assistance in selecting other service providers, setting up their back office, and many other tasks facing growing investment funds. Our firm is experienced in financial services clients of all shapes and sizes. We serve hedge funds and private equity funds ranging from $5 million under management to over $500 million under management, and serve all the usual fund structures such as Fund of Funds, Master-Feeder, stand-alone funds and all others in between. Raines & Fischer LLP is a PCAOB registered and AICPA peer reviewed firm and as such adhere to the strict audit and accounting quality standards required by these organizations. We stand behind our work confident that you will treasure us as a trusted resource.

Jeffrey I. Rosenthal, CPA, CGMA, Partner in Charge – Financial Services Practice

Serving the financial services industry for more than 40 years, Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP is the largest single-office accounting and advisory firm in the country and was recently named the Best Accounting Firm in North America by the readers of Hedgeweek. The firm creates customized services and grooms its professionals to serve a diverse clientele. Anchin works with over 300 investment partnerships, hedge funds, funds-of-funds, family offices, private equity funds, off-shore funds, master-feeder structures, broker/dealers, mutual funds, investment advisers, commodity advisers, securities specialists, and traders. They focus on proactive planning to address concerns on the horizon before they become an issue, enabling their clients to better concentrate on investment performance. Anchin designs strategically oriented solutions combining traditional tax and accounting services with information technology, operational analysis, and risk management. They advise clients to help them implement the latest and most sophisticated investment strategies and financial vehicles and can provide the appropriate accounting and tax advice to meet their needs; whether that means ensuring full compliance in financial reporting, minimizing tax exposure, or consulting on operations, regulatory registration, systems design, or technology solutions. Founded in 1923 in New York City, the firm has a staff of 350, including 54 partners, and offers a wide range of traditional and non-traditional advisory services. The firm has received numerous industry honors, including being named Best Place to Work in New York City, New York State, and the United States, and is consistently recognized as one of the best managed firms nationally.

: Jeffrey I. Rosenthal, Partner in Charge – Financial Services Practice at Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP, 1375 Broadway, New York, New York 10018. Tel: 212.840.3456 Fax: 212.840.7066.

Managing hedge funds is complicated enough and then there are audit and tax services to take care of, too. Citrin Cooperman has been providing audit and tax services to hedge funds and small and mid-sized non-public broker-dealers and firms newly approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). We are uniquely qualified to help these entities comply with regulatory filing requirements and our professionals are knowledgeable in the accounting, tax and regulatory issues specific to their business. Our financial services group has over 20 years of experience serving domestic and offshore hedge funds, fund-of-funds, and private equity funds and commodity pools. Our diverse client base includes both start-ups and large institutional funds. In order to better serve our clients, we are also licensed to transact business as approved auditors in the Cayman Islands under the name Citrin Cooperman (Cayman). This license enables us to audit offshore hedge funds, mutual funds, Registered Investment Advisors, and other similar entities that are established in the Cayman Island jurisdiction. Our experience in auditing hedge funds allows us to conduct efficient and independent audits. Our partners and staff are licensed CPAs with extensive hedge fund audit experience. This provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to stay on top of the constant changes in the regulatory environment for hedge funds and other regulated entities. Our services include: Management consulting Initial capitalization and organizational structure Consulting relative to regulatory agency memberships Assistance to accounting and back office operations regarding net capital, customer reserve computations and internal accounting controls Assistance in review and preparation of regulatory reports Consulting in regard to regulatory examinations SAS 70, Compliance and Internal Control Reviews Financial Services Advisory Audit As the independent auditors of hedge funds, our commitment is to generate timely and cost efficient audit reports and to provide management with the opportunity to react to financial information and recommendations by us during our audit. Our clients include: domestic and offshore hedge funds, fund-of-funds, and private equity funds. We provide year-end audit of financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP). We also serve registered investment advisers by performing the necessary examinations that enable compliance with the new custody rules. Tax Responsive and creative tax planning for securities transactions to ensure optimum tax benefit Preparation of federal, state and local fund income tax returns Preparation of federal, state and personal tax returns for the owners Representation before the IRS Assisting in the implementation of procedures to…

Philip Mandel CPA, CFP, Partner and Co-Director, Financial Services Indust

CohnReznick LLP provides clients with forward thinking advice that helps them navigate complex business and financial issues. With more than 2,000 employees nationwide, we provide the resources, technical skills and deep industry knowledge to help them succeed. CohnReznicks Financial Services Industry Practice is comprised of professionals who have worked not only as accountants advising financial institutions, but as in-house managers and executives of banks and financial institutions across the country. This industry knowledge and the hands-on experience of having walked in our clients shoes stand at the center of our work. We provide comprehensive tax, accounting and business advisory services to a wide range of financial institutions, including community and regional banks, hedge funds and funds of funds, private equity funds, registered investment advisors, and broker-dealers.

Nuruz Rahman, CPA, Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP

Margolin, Winer & Evens, LLP (MWE) provides audit, accounting, tax and consulting services to domestic and offshore hedge funds, commodity pools, investment advisors, broker-dealers and other financial services companies throughout the Unites States of America, as well as the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands. MWE has a staff of more than 200, including 28 partners and principals, and has been an integral part of the business community since 1946. We are among the 20 largest CPA firms in the northeast, and service a wide range of clients. The combined experience of our team enables MWE to provide the specialized business and financial advice our clients need to achieve their business objectives. Our team assigned to each client includes seasoned professionals who maintain a hands-on approach. We regard our full immersion in your business as a significant part of our role as your business advisors, continually striving to meet the challenges of an often changing environment. MWE can help you ensure that your business meets contemporary operating standards for maximum profitability and efficiency. MWE is a valuable business advisor that helps navigate through operating, reporting and filing requirements. Margolin, Winer & Evens (Cayman) (MWE Cayman), an accounting and auditing firm, has been granted a license as an approved auditor by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA). As an approved auditor, MWE Cayman can provide accounting and auditing services to Cayman Islands mutual funds and mutual fund administrators regulated by CIMA.

Sandler & Company, P.C and our affiliated company Sandler & Company ( Cayman ) provides audit, accounting, tax and consulting services to domestic and off-shore hedge funds, commodity pools, investment advisors and other financial service companies throughout the United States, as well as the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands. Our clients include funds that are in a master-feeder structure, fund of funds and stand alone funds, which invest in a wide array of financial instruments, including long short equities, international equities, options, debt securities including mortgage backed securities, foreign currencies, futures contracts, distressed securities and real estate investments. Our services include, but are not limited to Audits of financial statements, Accounting and administration services, preparation of tax returns, including investor K-1s, Explanation and guidance for selecting an entity, partnership allocations, Taxation of financial instruments, IRC Section 1256 and 988 issues, PFIC Reporting, Wash sale analysis, and IRC Section 475 (f) elections. Sandler & Company ( Cayman ), an accounting and auditing firm has been granted a license as an Approved Auditor by the Cayman Island Monetary Authority ( CIMA ). As an Approved Auditor, Sandler & Company ( Cayman ) can provide accounting and auditing services to Cayman Island Mutual Funds and Mutual Fund Administrators which are regulated by the Cayman Island Monetary Authority. Visit us at