September 9, 2011

AdvisorAssist Expands Consulting Offering for RIAs and Investment Advisory Firms


BOSTON, MA, and PHILADELPHIA, PA, September 9, 2011-- AdvisorAssist, a management consulting firm, announces the next phase in its efforts to provide comprehensive business support for investment advisory firms with the addition of Brian R. Lauzon, CFA to its leadership team.

Brian brings over 18 years of institutional advisor and hedge fund experience to AdvisorAssist. His specific areas of expertise include strategic management, institutional and retail distribution, marketing, and operational planning. Throughout his career, Brian has been responsible for leading and executing business planning across each functional area of the investment advisory firm. His previous roles include serving as Equity Chief Operating Officer at Delaware Investments and Director of Institutional Marketing at Merganser Capital Management.

A graduate of Villanova University, Lauzon received an MBA with honors from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He currently serves on the executive committee of the CFA Society of Philadelphia.

“The addition of Brian to the AdvisorAssist team is very exciting. The depth and breadth of his experience will be integral as we continue to execute our plan to help advisors build, grow, protect and optimize their franchises.” stated Christopher E. Winn, Founder and Managing Principal of AdvisorAssist.

AdvisorAssist was founded in 2006 by Christopher E. Winn, a seasoned operations executive and former Chief Compliance Officer, who recognized an increasing gap in support for start-up, small- and mid-size advisory firms. AdvisorAssist was immediately embraced by RIAs seeking customized guidance in establishing, managing and growing their business. The firm’s client base grew rapidly and today AdvisorAssist counts RIAs, mutual fund managers, institutional advisors and hedge funds among their relationships.

Chris continues, “The advisory business is maturing rapidly across all channels. As our industry increases in complexity and client expectations expand, AdvisorAssist is well-positioned to deliver senior management perspectives and actionable advice at each stage of an advisor’s life cycle and across their value chain.”

This is the latest of multiple moves by AdvisorAssist aimed at deepening its resources. Earlier this year, AdvisorAssist recruited Gregory A. Brown to lead the firm’s compliance practice area. Greg, who was recently named Principal, adds a rich set of expertise to AdvisorAssist. As a compliance consultant to investment firms for the past eight years, his experience includes assessing regulatory and operational risks and developing compliance policies, procedures and risk-based compliance monitoring programs. As a former employee of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Greg has also been involved with several SEC enforcement actions and has experience in a variety of litigation and forensic accounting matters.

About AdvisorAssist, LLC
AdvisorAssist is a management consulting firm focused on serving independent RIAs, asset managers and hedge funds by providing expertise and resources in the areas of strategy, compliance, marketing and operations & technology. With a focus on people, process and technology, AdvisorAssist delivers actionable solutions to top investment advisors seeking to build, grow, protect and optimize their businesses. For more information, please visit or call 866.513.4042.


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