BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgewater Wealth & Financial Management is pleased to announce that Marla Roeser, J.D. has joined the firm as Chief Compliance Officer.
Marla is a seasoned compliance and risk management specialist whose approach to compliance is client-centered and focused on ensuring that our fiduciary duty to our clients is fulfilled.
Having spent over 15 years in the wealth management and financial services industry performing regulatory compliance, enterprise risk management, operational due diligence, audits and risk mitigation, Marla establishes best practices, internal controls and oversight for our regulatory compliance program. She believes that a strong compliance culture that holds to the highest level of the fiduciary standard is not only good for clients, but is essential to operate a well-managed and thriving firm.
"As a fee-only wealth management firm, we take our fiduciary responsibility to our clients seriously," said Ron Rubin, CEO of Bridgewater Wealth. "Marla's expertise and genuine care for clients will ensure that we maintain a strong compliance culture now and in the future."
Marla joins Bridgewater Wealth—known for its growing number of women financial professionals and their recently launched women's financial initiative—Her Wealth in their effort to educate and empower women about their finances.
"It's unusual to find so many women in one financial services firm, especially in key advisory and management positions," said Roeser. "That was a big attraction for me."
Prior to working for Bridgewater Wealth, Marla was the Director of Compliance and Risk Management for a Washington, D.C. based wealth management firm that served ultra-high-net-worth clients. She was also an Attorney-Examiner for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission performing examinations of investment advisors, hedge funds and registered investment companies.
Marla earned her Bachelor of Arts, Law and Society degree from University of California, Santa Barbara, California, and her Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California.
She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences where she shares both her technical expertise and practical ways to implement compliance rules and regulations into a living, breathing organization.
Bridgewater Wealth & Financial Management, LLC is a fee-only investment advisory firm providing comprehensive customized wealth management, tax advisory services and financial management to high-net worth individuals, organizations and institutions in the Washington, DC area and across the U.S. For more information, please visit www.bridgewaterwealth.com.
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