IMS Consulting makes U.S. push

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IMS Consulting Partners, a London-based compliance consulting firm, is making a big push into the United States, hiring two industry veterans to head up the firm’s New York City office.

Jacqueline Hallihan-Merwin and Jon Higgins will join IMS as equity partners. They were co-founders, and CEO and COO, respectively, of National Regulatory Services, a U.S. compliance consultancy and division of SourceMedia.

IMS has decided to expand in order to service the increasing number of asset management firms in the U.S. and London with transatlantic operations, a situation that results in the need to have specialized knowledge of both