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Catalina formed to offer new independent risk advisory service


Catalina Partners has been formed by Patricia Watters and Mason Snyder to offer an independent, business risk advisory service for both institutional investors and investment advisers.

The launch comes at a time of growing concerns about the adequacy of fund manager due diligence, fraudulent investment schemes, SEC demands for risk management programmes, and public outcry for increased regulation of the investment management industry.

For the past seven years, Watters worked for Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company, as a partner as well as chief operating officer and chief compliance officer. Snyder is a former director in the Regulatory & Capital