Mergers & Acquisitions / Joint Ventures

IMS Group merges with US compliance consultant HedgeOp


The IMS Group, the London-based provider of governance, risk and compliance consulting services to asset management and securities firms, has absorbed US-based compliance software and consulting outfit HedgeOp Compliance.

The combined firm now has offices in London, New York, Boston and San Francisco. IMS’s London office will serve as the group’s global headquarters. HedgeOp will keep its name but be branded ‘an IMS company’.

Bill Mulligan, HedgeOp’s founder and CEO, will continue in his role and will report to IMS CEO Michel van Leeuwen. The entire HedgeOp management team and staff will continue in their current positions. The