HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark Garbin, who serves as a member of the Board of Directors for The Gemini Companies' Northern Lights Fund Trust (since 2013) and Two Roads Shared Trust (since 2012), has won the 2016 Mutual Fund Industry Award for Small Board Trustee of the Year. The award recognizes outstanding accomplishments by directors serving on boards that oversee less than $20 billion in assets.
"We congratulate Mark on this well-deserved honor, and we are grateful for the vital assistance he provides to the investment advisors that are part of our shared fund trusts," said Andrew Rogers, Chief Executive Officer of The Gemini Companies. "The advisors that have brought traditional and alternative strategies to market through our shared fund trusts are fortunate to have a knowledgeable and experienced mentor like Mark to help them achieve their funds' goals in such a volatile market."
Mr. Garbin is an active member of the Mutual Fund Directors Forum, and has served as Managing Principal of Coherent Capital Management since 2008. Earlier in his career, he served as Managing Director and Head of Equity Derivatives for the Americas at Rabobank, Managing Director at Société Générale, and Managing Principal at Constellation Financial Management. Mr. Garbin also holds Chartered Financial Analyst and Professional Risk Manager designations, and has wide-ranging expertise related to valuations, portfolio management and complex financial instruments.
"I am humbled and honored to receive this award," said Mr. Garbin. "This accolade also belongs to the advisors and fellow trustees whom I am privileged to work with. I am especially grateful to the officers and executives at Gemini who administer the shared fund trusts that provide our advisors with the cost and operational efficiencies they need to effectively manage pooled investment vehicles."
The Northern Lights Fund Trust was launched in 2006, and now includes 89 mutual funds. Advisors that are part of the trust share operating expenses as well as directors/trustees, chief compliance officers, presidents and other officers. Membership also provides access to trust-level selling agreements. This arrangement gives advisors the freedom to focus on portfolio and relationship management. Two Roads Shared Trust, established in 2012, provides similar benefits to hedge fund managers and other advisors seeking to launch and manage complex liquid-alternative funds.
The shared fund trusts are administered by Gemini Fund Services, LLC, one of the service firms within The Gemini Companies. Gemini Fund Services provides comprehensive fund accounting, administration, distribution, shareholder and transfer agent services that help managers efficiently and cost-effectively launch, manage and convert mutual funds. For more information, visit http://www.geminifund.com.
About The Gemini Companies
The Gemini Companies provide investment companies with a single point of access to multiple solutions for pooled investment products. The individual service firms within The Gemini Companies were built on innovation, client partnerships and service, and their teams possess expertise in fund administration, accounting, technology, compliance and reporting.
Gemini Fund Services, LLC helps bring mutual funds to market, providing comprehensive administration, accounting, distribution and transfer agent services. Gemini Hedge Fund Services, LLC provides middle- and back-office administration, real-time portfolio valuations, comprehensive financial reporting and a full spectrum of investor services to help hedge fund managers meet the requirements of investors and regulatory bodies. Gemini Alternative Funds, LLC offers a managed account platform to fund managers to access multiple distribution channels and operational efficiencies, and allow qualified eligible purchasers and accredited investors to select from a variety of alternative investment strategies through a single account.
The Gemini Companies are subsidiaries of NorthStar Financial Services Group, LLC, which has more than 750 employees and over $400 billion in assets under management and administration, and TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm. For more information, please call (855) 891-0092 or visit www.thegeminicompanies.com.
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