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BLG and AUM Law expand Investment Management expertise

Bill Donegan joins AUM Law as senior compliance consultant

Toronto (August 8, 2022) — AUM Law and Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) are delighted to welcome Bill Donegan to AUM Law as senior compliance consultant.

Bill Donegan is a seasoned lawyer and senior compliance officer with a wealth of experience working within asset management and distribution firms, as well as the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA). He has managed large compliance teams and has acted as chief compliance officer for the wealth management arms of major financial institutions in Canada.

“Bill brings AUM Law his unique business and compliance experience along with a deep understanding of the regulatory environment for securities registrants and the challenges and opportunities they face,” said Kevin Cohen, National Leader, AUM Law. “Bringing Bill onboard is a significant step in securing our reputation as a leader in providing legal regulatory compliance services in Canada and growing our annual support plan program.”

BLG’s Investment Management Group is equally excited to welcome Bill to our collective team. Bill is joining AUM Law at a critical juncture for investment management firms – with heightened focus on regulatory compliance and changes in regulatory structure with the pending consolidation of the SROs,” said Prema Thiele, BLG’s National Group Head of Corporate and Capital Markets. “Bill is extremely well-respected across the sector and we are thrilled that he has chosen to join us to help further serve our clients across the country.”

Prior to joining AUM Law, Bill was the Chief Compliance Officer at two major Canadian financial institutions where he oversaw wealth management compliance for both Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and MFDA channels nationally.

BLG + AUM Law

AUM Law was founded in 2009 with a singular vision and dedicated focus on serving the regulatory compliance needs of registrants in the investment management sector. Our firm name reinforces our focus, being the commonly used industry acronym for “assets under management”.

AUM Law has been part of BLG since May 2021 and is integrating with BLG’s suite of alternative legal services known as BLG Beyond.

AUM Law provides its registrant clients with annual fixed-fee regulatory compliance support plans and related offerings. It provides registrants with an efficient, innovative approach to help manage their legal and regulatory compliance obligations.

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For more information, please contact:

Tamara Costa
National Director, Marketing and Communications
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
TCosta@blg.com
416.350.2642