Chief Operating Officer (COO) Support

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Every firm needs an experienced and diligent Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) to manage all of the non-investment functions of the organization. Whether offering COO support on an interim or permanent basis, Oyster Consulting has talented consultants with a breadth of industry knowledge and expertise who stand ready to support your firm’s registered investment advisor and/or broker-dealer operations.

Oyster Consulting will review your firm’s current procedures and provide the following services:

  • Develop and implement operating policies; translate strategic objectives into executable plans
  • Manage operations to meet budget, business and other strategic goals
  • Performance measurement and reporting, external and internal
  • Identify and manage third-party service providers, such as administrators, custodians, auditors, attorneys and accountants
  • Assist with new fund set-up and structuring
  • Identify systems needed/evaluate existing systems
  • Manage human resources functions, including recruiting, benefits administration, employee development and evaluation
  • Fund accounting or review/approval of administrator prepared books and records
  • Perform and document operational due diligence reviews of external investment managers, including on-site interviews, review of offering documents and background investigations
  • Cash management, including monitoring cash balances, capital requirements, investment funding, managing reserves
  • Oversee preparation of fund financial statements; supervise fund audits and tax reporting
  • Technology assessment, selection, implementation and coordination
  • Coordinate legal due diligence, documentation reviews and contract management
  • Assist with investor relations matters, including fund documentation (subscriptions, redemptions, AML requirements); review of correspondence, marketing materials and RFPs; respond to investor operational diligence inquiries
  • Database management
  • Risk assessments and reviews of key operational controls
  • Accounting support and tax reporting
  • Advise on other management and investment matters as needed

The Oyster Difference:

Effective consulting gives firms a competitive advantage and allows businesses to thrive. Oyster’s consultants have been COOs for registered investment advisors and broker-dealers of all sizes.  When you get the services of one consultant, you get the combined knowledge and experience of them all.  Oyster can support the day-to-day operations across your firm, allowing you to spend valuable time investing and communicating with clients.