GCM Advisory


Outsourced CFO, Finance & Accounting Services

GCM’s dedicated team of finance and accounting professionals have extensive experience providing services to asset managers of all sizes and strategies – from new hedge fund launches to large, established private equity complexes and everything in between. 

While the scope of services varies based on the needs of each individual client, the objective of GCM’s outsourced CFO model is straightforward: to assume responsibility for a manager’s back- and middle-office functions so it can focus on managing assets rather than non-revenue generating aspects of its business. Our premium, high-touch solutions are explicitly designed to satisfy even the most scrutinizing institutional allocators, as we seek to be value-added partners in our clients’ capital raising endeavors.

Outsourced COO, Operations & Trade Support Services

With a pedigree rooted in operations, back office, and fund administration, GCM’s seasoned group of professionals are well versed in setting up the infrastructure to sustain the full lifecycle of a trade. From equity to credit to derivatives and beyond, we can support a manager’s front office in carrying out any investment strategy by ensuring that trade operations flow seamlessly from front to back.  

With a focus on effective and efficient workflows and processes, GCM performs a variety of different services uniquely designed to address the specific needs of each individual client. Whether an engagement calls for full, end-to-end operational outsourcing or simply an extra pair of hands, our clients can leverage GCM to provide best-in-class, yet cost-effective solutions.

  • Trade Administration
  • Trade Allocation
  • Three-Way Reconciliations (Trade, Cash & Positions)
  • Profit & Loss (P&L) Reporting
  • Corporate Action Processing
  • Collateral Monitoring
  • Maintenance of Trade Files
  • Securities Lending Review
  • Risk Reporting & Monitoring
  • Broker & Vendor Due Diligence
  • Independent Price Sourcing
  • Broker Utilization & Soft Dollar/CSA Monitoring
  • Separately Managed Account (SMA)-Related Service

As with all of GCM’s service lines, our back- and middle-office support services are fully integrated with our core compliance vertical ensuring there is a unified and consistent front across both compliance and operations.

New Fund Launch Support Services

GCM’s new launch services are tailored to assist fund sponsors with bringing a new investment vehicle to market. Leveraging the collective experience of our team, which includes thousands of new launches, we can advise and execute on all phases of the structuring lifecycle, including:

  • Prelaunch Conceptualization
  • Formation-Related Services
  • Operations and Workflows
  • Service Provider and Vendor Engagement
  • Establishing Brokerage and Banking Relationships
  • Onshore/Offshore Regulatory Filings

Customized Concierge Services

As a complement to our core services, GCM also offers fully customized solutions geared toward an investment adviser’s needs or sensitivities. Whether it is acting as an additional layer in an allocator’s cash control process or serving as an independent bill-pay mechanism for a multi-family office in order to avoid custody, we thrive in solving the unsolvable through innovation and outside-the-box thinking. 


For more information, please contact GCM Advisory Partner Sean Wilke at swilke@gcm-advisory.com or GCM Advisory Director Brian Lewis at blewis@gcm-advisory.com.
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Darren Mooney

Partner and Co-Head of Business Development

Darren Mooney is a Partner and the Co-Head of Business Development at Greyline. Before joining Greyline, Darren served as deputy chief compliance officer of Partner Fund Management where he held primary responsibility for the compliance program of the second-largest hedge fund in the Bay Area. Prior to that, Darren spent five years providing compliance consulting services at Cordium and then ACA Compliance Group, where he led the company’s San Francisco office and west coast operations. In addition to providing ongoing consulting services to a variety of investment managers, including hedge fund, private equity, venture capital, real estate, quantitative and other wealth managers, Darren also regularly guided clients through the SEC registration process, implemented tailored compliance programs, supported clients’ live SEC exams, and served as an SEC-mandated independent compliance consultant following an SEC enforcement action. Darren’s other experience includes serving as deputy chief compliance officer and associate counsel at F-Squared Investments where he directly supported the compliance program during the investigation and subsequent enforcement regarding historical advertising practices. Darren has a B.S. in Economics from the University of Delaware and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. He is a member of the Massachusetts bar.

Annie Kong

Partner and Head of Venture Capital
Annie Kong is a Partner and Head of the Venture Capital Division at Greyline. She provides ongoing compliance consulting to investment advisers and manages client relationships. Prior to joining Greyline, Annie was part of compliance and operations at a long-only manager-of-managers that advised pension fund clients. While there, she conducted compliance and operational due diligence on SEC-registered investment advisers on the platform. She also oversaw and counseled on various legal matters across the firm. Annie has a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego, and a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law. She is an active member of the State Bar of California.
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