Meridian Starts Consulting Business, Hires Lawyer To Lead It

Apr 14 2009 | 9:16am ET

Hedge fund administrator Meridian Global Fund Services Group is setting up a hedge fund consulting business, hiring an industry veteran to lead its new effort.

Joyce Heinzerling has been named president of Meridian Fund Advisers, which will offer regulatory and corporate governance best-practices advice to hedge funds. Heinzerling joins Meridian from emerging markets fund of funds shop Archery Capital, where she spent nine years as general counsel, chief compliance officer and head of operational due diligence.

“As President of Meridian Fund Advisers, Ms. Heinzerling will lead the development and delivery of our new hedge fund consulting affiliate, and help bring us to a position of distinction in the hedge fund administration industry in terms of a value add for our clients,” said Randy Troy, president of Meridian Fund Services. “Meridian Fund Advisers essentially has been established to broaden and strengthen our dedication to clients in an effort to provide the highest level of client service in light of the increasingly complex issues that now arise in the hedge fund industry resulting from the heightened regulatory environment and exposure to litigation.”

Before joining Archery, Heinzerling spent 14 years in private practice, representing hedge funds and private equity firms, among others. She previously served as asset management counsel at Shearman & Sterling and Kramer Levin Naftalis.

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