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Managing Partner Jason Wachtel discusses alt firms hiring SEC alumni

Posted on February 25th, 2015 by Kristy Wright Skeehan

Last week a Financial Times’ FundFire article by Laura Suter covered the recent trend of alternatives firms hiring former employees of the SEC and the US Attorney’s Office. In the article, JW Michaels managing partner Jason Wachtel explained these firms’ reasoning: “By hiring someone who was a prosecutor and worked on significant cases, it sends […]

Managing Partner Jason Wachtel discusses Federal Prosecutor Move To Ackman Hedge Fund

Posted on February 24th, 2015 by Kristy Wright Skeehan

A recent FundFire article by Maureen Brody features JW Michaels managing partner Jason Wachtel: William Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital Management has hired former federal prosecutor Jenna Dabbs as senior counsel, The New York Times reports. Dabbs, who headed the narcotics unit at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan for the past year-and-a-half, joined the $18 […]

Financial Services Market Data Report for 2014

Posted on February 9th, 2015 by Kristy Wright Skeehan

JW Michaels & Co. has released its 2014 Financial Services Market Data Report. The data appearing in this compensation report were collected by comparing successful placements made by JW Michaels during 2014. The report presents compensations grouped by size and type of firm as well as by job title. The data represent total compensation for […]

Managing Partner Jason Wachtel Discusses Ex-US Prosecutor’s Move To Hedge Fund

Posted on February 6th, 2015 by Kristy Wright Skeehan

Today’s New York Times’ DealBook reports the recent move of Jenna Dabbs from the US Attorney’s office in Manhattan to Pershing Square Capital Management, investor William A. Ackman’s $18 billion hedge fund. Dabbs will act as senior counsel, working on regulatory and compliance issues. In the article, JW Michaels managing partner Jason Wachtel discussed the growing […]

Managing Partner Jason Wachtel Discusses Transparency and Compliance

Posted on February 6th, 2015 by Kristy Wright Skeehan

Financial Times’ FundFire writer Laura Suter spoke with Jason Wachtel,managing partner at JW Michaels & Co about the recent trend in alternatives firms filling compliance departments with U.S. attorney’s office and Securities and Exchange Commission(SEC) alumni. “By hiring someone who was a prosecutor and worked on significant cases, it sends a clear message to the […]

Intellectual Property Rights for Entrepreneurs

Posted on January 20th, 2015 by Kristy Wright Skeehan

Q: What precautions do startups need to take to protect their intellectual property? As an entrepreneur, you may be unclear on how and when to file to protect your ideas and designs. This information is intended to help you get started. Q: What is considered intellectual property and how is it protected? Intangible assets created […]

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: http://www.symmetry50.com/blog/2014/10/21/the-fastest-growing-small-businesses-in-nyc

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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 […]

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