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Jason Wachtel talks to Compliance Week about desired skills for compliance officers

Posted on November 18th, 2014 by Kristy Wright Skeehan

In today’s Compliance Week, JW Michaels Managing Partner Jason Wachtel discussed the need for compliance officers to have excellent leadership and communication skills. “Companies are seeking compliance leaders who have the ability to influence others, communicate effectively, and build relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, including regulators. “So you want that […]

JW Michaels named the 20th fastest growing small business in NYC by Symmetry50

Posted on November 4th, 2014 by Kristy Wright Skeehan

  On October 28, JW Michaels & Co. was ranked as the 20th fastest growing company on Symmetry50’s annual list of the top 5o fastest growing small businesses in New York City. Learn more about how JW Michaels has become so successful and see the full list of companies on Symmetry50’s blog:

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Fred Davis, VP of Risk, speaks at PRMIA career planning event

Posted on November 4th, 2014 by Kristy Wright Skeehan

On November 3, JW Michaels’s Vice President of Risk & Front Office, Fred Davis, was a presenter at an event hosted by the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) at Columbia University. Along with several other top risk recruitment professionals, Fred provided advice and strategy on making a career move and securing a job and discussed recent […]

Shift Happens | Corporate Culture For Compliance Hiring

Posted on September 11th, 2014 by Kristy Wright Skeehan

Alternative asset managers are starting to take regulatory compliance more seriously, with a spike in hiring of compliance professionals this year. The shift comes even amid evidence that some managers, especially smaller ones, seem to take a dismissive view toward compliance – an attitude that experts say could cost them dearly in the long run.

JW Michaels ranked #792 on the 2014 Inc. 5000 list

Posted on August 21st, 2014 by Kristy Wright Skeehan

On Wednesday, August 20, Inc. magazine released it’s annual list of the top fastest growing privately held companies. JW Michaels was ranked #792 on the list of 5,000. Inc. has been ranking private companies for 33 years, so this is quite an honor! We would like to thank all our clients and candidates for making […]

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Co-founder Justin Mandel discusses the hiring of OFAC staff

Posted on August 13th, 2014 by Kristy Wright Skeehan

In a recent Bloomberg article, JW Michaels co-founder Justin Mandel discusses the need for compliance executives to have an understanding of the intricacies of US sanctions laws. The need for such expertise has led banks and asset managers to look for compliance staff at the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. Mandel explains, “Having someone […]

The Hedge Fund Law Report: Jason Wachtel provides insight into hedge fund compensation

Posted on July 24th, 2014 by Kristy Wright Skeehan

In a recent interview with The Hedge Fund Law Report, JW Michaels’ Managing Partner Jason Wachtel discussed the compensation levels of hedge fund GCs and CCOs. He explained how compensation is usually determined, saying: “The range in compensation is really determined by a few things: assets under management, performance of the fund and the personnel […]

RCA Extends Special Recognition to Jason Wachtel, Managing Partner of JW Michaels & Co.

Posted on July 8th, 2014 by Kristy Wright Skeehan

The Regulatory Compliance Association (RCA), and its 78,000 asset management executive members have commended JW Michaels for its endowment of RCA’s myUniversity and PracticEdge Curricula. Specifically, the RCA extended a special accommodation to managing partner Jason Wachtel as the Senior Fellow from Practice for “Compensation Trends in Alternative Asset Management,” an RCA PracticEdge session Jason led in February. The […]

BNP Paribas nearing settlement over sanctions violations

Posted on June 25th, 2014 by Kristy Wright Skeehan

The compliance world is busy talking about the recent news that French bank BNP Paribas SA will likely pay a record fine of over $8 billion as part of a settlement with the Justice Department over violations of sanctions related to Sudan. Bloomberg reports that BNP Paribas conducted billions of dollars of illegal transactions on behalf […]

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