NEW YORK, March 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Active Allocator Holdings LLC ("ActiveAllocator") announced the appointment of John Grady as advisory board member effective immediately.
"John's broad experience across SEC-registered and unregistered investment funds, advisory firms, broker-dealers, and other financial institutions on a broad range of investment and regulatory matters will add a valuable perspective to our firm. We appreciate his willingness to serve on our advisory board and look forward to benefiting from his judgment and counsel," said co-founders Brian Jones and Sameer Jain.
Mr. Grady is a Partner with DLA Piper and concentrates his practice on the investment management industry. He works with investment companies and other pooled vehicles, and counsels advisers, broker-dealers, and commodity pool operators on a range of issues. With 30 years of investment management experience, John has overseen numerous securities offerings for funds and other investment vehicles, led or managed the development of various new investment products and services, has accomplished multiple fund "adoptions" and reorganizations. He has also been involved in several M&A transactions involving investment advisers, broker-dealers and investment funds. Mr. Grady currently serves as president of the Alternative & Direct Investment Securities Association. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Colgate University and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
John Grady commented on his appointment, "I am delighted to advise ActiveAllocator, a FinTech startup that empowers financial advisors as well as self-directed investors. It is a beneficiary of major technology shifts including reliance on cloud-based services, open APIs and the new agile software development paradigm. At its core, it can capitalize on several long-term industry trends, including the increasing adoption of technology driven, personalized advice on the part of both investors and financial advisers.
ActiveAllocator.com is the world's first portal that seamlessly integrates traditional, illiquid and alternative investments within recommended portfolios. A FinTech digital disruptor, ActiveAllocator offers financial advisers a seamless way to understand and assess alternative investments' potential contributions within the context of their client's actual portfolio holdings. ActiveAllocator can help advisors allocate client assets appropriately, as well as to identify and gain exposure to an appropriate set of active managers and funds.
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