Ascendant Enhances West Coast Service Offerings with Addition of Dianna Zentner

Ascendant Compliance Management, a leading global compliance consulting firm, today announces that Dianna Zentner has joined the company as a compliance services consultant based in its San Francisco office. Zentner has worked in key roles in investment management and compliance for over 20 years.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dianna to the team as another source of expertise for our expanding roster of west coast clients,” said Jon Higgins, president and CEO of Ascendant. “Ascendant prides itself on client relationships, and Dianna’s commitment to serving her clients is something that set her apart from the competition, so we know our clients will love working with her.”

Most recently, Zentner served as the director of the global manager oversight and due diligence program at Russell Investments. She was responsible for the development and management of manager oversight from a compliance and operational risk perspective. Prior to joining Russell, she was the chief investment officer and director of research at SunGard Advisor Technologies, where she was responsible for developing and leading the research and due diligence of third-party money managers (including hedge funds and fund of hedge funds). She also directed the asset consulting processes for institutional and high net worth clients, which included the creation of investment policies, asset allocation proposals, manager selection, portfolio comparisons, implementation recommendations, and performance measurement analysis. In addition, she designed the technology to ensure consistency of information delivery to internal and external customers.

She held prior positions as a portfolio manager with Page Mill Asset Management, and as a sales associate with both Kemper Securities Corporation and First Boston Corporation. During her career she has held FINRA licenses 7, 24, and 63, as well as the Certified Investment Management Analyst designation.

“I am very excited to work with Ascendant’s varied clients, including investment advisers, fund managers and broker-dealers of all shapes and sizes,” Zentner said. “I chose to align myself with Ascendant due to their strategic vision, exemplified in their ACM compliance management technology solution, and I look forward to adding my own insights to such a forward-thinking team.”

At Ascendant, Zentner will bolster the firm’s west coast presence, providing compliance services to investment advisers, registered investment companies and private investment funds, including annual compliance program reviews, risk assessments and preparation for SEC examinations. She will also assist clients with drafting policies and procedures and preparing regulatory filings.

About Ascendant
Ascendant Compliance Management is headquartered in Salisbury, Conn., with offices in New York City and San Francisco. Ascendant offers integrated compliance and business solutions for investment advisers, broker-dealers, and hedge and private equity funds, including its Ascendant Compliance Manager software tool, designed to streamline compliance processes. For more information on Ascendant’s services please call 860-435-2255.

Contact
Melissa Maleri, 860-435-2255, mmaleri@ascendantcompliance.com

Source: Ascendant Compliance Management Press Release.

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