Prior to Adherence, Jane worked as an in-house legal and compliance lawyer for a Who’s Who of financial institutions – including Lehman Brothers (where she counseled the bankrupt entity’s derivative unwind), Goldman Sachs & Co. (where she ran a division of their Compliance Department), Credit Suisse (where she was the interim legal manager for CSAM and its hedge fund businesses), Citibank (where she was the General Counsel to the Private Bank), and Deutsche Asset Management (legacy Bankers Trust)(where she supervised the legal and compliance department).
She was also a Partner at McGuireWoods, LLP, one of the nation’s largest law firms. Jane currently teaches regulatory compliance at Pace Law School. She has a BA from Barnard College and a JD from American University.
Saleemah Ahamed’s 15+ years of experience in the financial services industry includes Sterling Stamos Capital Management, a private investment management firm with approximately $7B billion AUM, where she was a Managing Director, supervising legal, compliance and operational matters; and American Express Bank, where she was General Counsel for the Global Investments Products group focusing on alternative investment products.
Prior to going in-house, Saleemah was a securities and M&A attorney with the law firm of Shearman & Sterling. Saleemah has a JD/MBA from Columbia University, graduating as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and a BA cum laude from the University of California, San Diego.
Prior to Adherence, Peter’s broad background as a lawyer, compliance officer, chief operating officer, global product manager and head of client service and inside sales makes him uniquely qualified to analyze legal and regulatory issues while developing practical, forward thinking solutions that business people are looking for. Peter started his career at Bankers Trust and then Deutsche Bank working in the c-suite running their Asset Management business.
At Citigroup, Lehman and Barclays, he ran the transition management platform and worked with some of the top global asset management firms. As a newly SEC regulated company, S&P Ratings recruited him to build out their client service/inside sales team and manage back-office systems upgrade projects. He understands the infrastructure of both the investment management and broker-dealer industries, and has a strong background in building well-controlled and successful products and businesses.
The Adherence Team
Adherence uses only highly experienced professionals on our clients’ work. Compliance work is done by experienced compliance people most of whom are lawyers. General Counsel on Demand work is staffed with former big firm partners and in-house general counsels. Operations and Finance Services uses former COO/CFOs.
While we use very experienced people to help us, everything is reviewed by an Adherence partner who then works with our clients. There is no revolving door of people from a client experience perspective. You get ONE interface – even though many people may have helped in the process.