We are THOUGHT LEADERS STRATEGISTS RISK MANAGERS SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS TEACHERS COMPLIANCE GEEKS GOVERNANCE WHIZZES PROBLEM SOLVERS COACHES INDEPENDENT THINKERS PROJECT MANAGERS

Who CONNECT PEOPLE MANAGE COMPLEXITY REDUCE ERRORS SOURCE TALENT TELL STORIES BELIEVE IN ETHICS TAP POTENTIAL IMPROVE YOUR BOTTOM LINE ELEVATE PEOPLE SPARK INNOVATION IMPROVE PROCESSES

 
 
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ReGroup is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm serving investment advisers.

SUCCESSFUL INVESTMENT ADVISERS DEMAND THOUGHT LEADERSHIP, A RESULTS-ORIENTED METHODOLOGY, AND INSIGHTFUL PROBLEM SOLVING FROM A PARTNER THEY TRUST.

REGROUP IS THAT TRUSTED PARTNER.


Our Clients

IF YOU MANAGE MONEY, YOU'RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE.

REGISTERED INVESTMENT ADVISERS

INSTITUTIONAL MONEY MANAGERS / PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS

LIMITED PARTENRS

HEDGE FUNDS

PENSIONS PLANS

MANAGER OF MANAGERS / FUND OF FUNDS

MUTUAL FUNDS / MUTUAL FUND DISTRIBUTORS

INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS AND VENDORS


 
 

Our Approach

1. We're curious

We know the investment management business, but we don't know your investment management business.  Learning your business requires a curious mind, and we're really curious. Because we've worked with so many unusual and complex firms, we know how to learn firms, and we want to learn yours.  

 2. We Use multiple disciplines to solve problems

Our approach involves drawing from multiple disciplines to redefine problems outside normal boundaries and reach solutions based upon a new understanding of complex situations. Our sweet spot is anywhere that disciplines intersect.

The first use of the multidisciplinary approach was during World War II by what became known as the military–industrial complex. Notably, the Lockheed Aircraft Company set up its own special projects operation—nicknamed the Skunk Works—in 1943 to develop the XP-80 jet fighter in just 143 days.

ReGroup is your Skunkworks. 

3. We Strengthen your organization from the inside out

A close look at even the most successful investment adviser can reveal small issues that, left unresolved, add up and eventually slow your firm down. We take interest when that accumulation makes your firm less competitive and keeps it from reaching its full potential.

We identify challenges vertically within functions, horizontally across functions, and within the culture of an organization. Then we help turn those issues around so the company can grow, create lasting value, and be a more competitive investment management firm.

4Why our solutions work

We approach problem solving with a risk management mindset in this way: not everything can be solved, and there are a lot of great solutions that produce no return on your investment. Our solutions work because we focus on solving the issues that matter. Every engagement includes problem identification, prioritization, execution, and reporting.

5. What you get

Our goal is to educate our clients, not just hand over our recommendations and call it a day. We provide useful reports you can share and reuse, plans for communicating organizational change to your team, and strategies for staying on track. Most importantly, we work with you closely to make sure you maximize the effectiveness of your role in the process. 

6. STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT

ReGroup's clients are in every stage of development:

  • Start-up firms before they start up.
  • Firms in transition who need to 'regroup'.
  • Firms that are growing so fast they're growing right out of their own expertise, people, processes, and systems.

Our clients are large and small, complex and simple. We use the collected experiences and learning from each to help the next client along the way.

 
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What's In A Name?

LIKE MANY GOOD THINGS, OUR NAME WAS A HAPPY ACCIDENT.  

In 2002, when ReGroup was founded, regulatory activism was at a high boil, and the phone was ringing off the hook with firms looking for regulatory management advice.

We tried on the name Regulatory Management Group, which made for a very long URL; so we tried shortening it to ReGroup - and it worked!  

Since then, we've evolved along with our clients to solve many kinds of problems.  As it turns out, the name is infectious, relatable, and relevant: helping investment advisers regroup is exactly what we do.  

We all have times when we need to "stop for a short time and prepare before continuing doing something that is difficult: to stop and think, reorganize, etc., before continuing" - the very definition of the word.  

 
WHEN EXTRAORDINARY INVESTMENT ADVISERS ENGAGE US TO TACKLE HIGH RISK MATTERS OR BACK OFFICE OPERATIONS, WE ARE HONORED BY THEIR TRUST, AND DELIVER THE INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVE THEY HELPED US DEVELOP.  
— Ann Oglanian, ReGroup CEO

 

Who We Are

Ann E. Oglanian, President and CEO

  ANN OGLANIAN, President and CEO

Ann has more than 25 years of professional experience in the investment management industry providing strategic analysis and practical guidance on creating opportunities for growth while taking informed risk.

Ann’s practice focuses on business planning, product development, regulatory and operational risk management, and executive-level search and coaching. 

  • Founder of ReGroup, LLC in 2002.
  • Managing Director, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer for Montgomery Asset Management.
  • Law partner in the investment services practice group of Vedder Price, representing a wide range of mutual funds, investment advisers, independent fund directors, and broker/dealers.
  • Associate Counsel, Strong Capital Management and Kemper Financial Services.
  • BA from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX and a JD from the University of Iowa, College of Law. 

Ann is the author of several investment industry articles, a regular contributor to investment industry journals, and a sought after and engaging speaker on a wide variety of topics, including leadership, professional development, and corporate ethics. Ann is a member of the American and Illinois Bar Associations.

 

Rebecca C. Leon, Analyst and Program Manager

  REBECCA LEON, Analyst and Program Manager

Rebecca works as a ReGroup analyst and program manager.

ReBecca began her career with ReGroup in 2012 as an executive assistant and office manager. Her strengths include research, writing, editing, project management, systems selection and implementation, and client communication. She supports the firm's operations, marketing, and client service efforts.

Rebecca is developing her area of expertise in recruiting, Code of Ethics Administration, and Compliance Program Testing and has worked on several projects where she contributed in those areas. She also oversees most of ReGroup’s client projects as our designated project manager.

Drawn to the promise of serving a diverse population, she began working as an administrative and recruiting assistant for a private staffing firm. While there, she contributed to marketing and sales, recruiting, applicant intake and employee on boarding, and client relationship management.

Rebecca earned her BS in Sociology from Santa Clara University.

 

Jacqueline Boktor, Controller

Jackie joined ReGroup in 2007, and has 11 years’ experience in operations, office AND ACCOUNT management, and client service. 

She provides the foundation and positive attitude necessary to meet the high standards we have for serving our clients.

Jacqueline began her career with ReGroup as an office manager and transitioned into the role of operations and finance management where she implemented and monitored operational systems, processes, and policies in support of ReGroup’s business needs.  She plays a significant role in long-term planning and overseeing the firm's financial management.

Jacqueline earned her BA in Political Science from the University of San Francisco.