Over the past two decades, Michael Barakat has held several compliance roles for large public, private and endowment investment management firms, including serving as chief compliance officer. In these roles he was responsible for managing regulatory filings, policy maintenance and risk mitigation for multiple compliance programs. More recently, he has been responsible for the growth and development of outsourced compliance services for the alternatives investment industry.
Michael has led many clients through numerous regulatory and internal exams and provided valuable insight for navigating the constantly changing compliance landscape. He offers client support for regulatory filings, compliance policies and procedures, annual compliance reviews, compliance trainings and code of ethics maintenance. He performs reviews and testing of processes to assess overall compliance risk while offering practical advice to mitigate regulatory risk. He is also a presenter at compliance and industry forums.
Michael earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Stony Brook University. He is active in the community, volunteering for local advisory committees.