Shealyn McGuire Sullivan has more than 23 years of experience in the financial services industry and is a Massachusetts lawyer. Ms. Sullivan joined Barrington Partners in 2016. Her background includes direct experience within the mutual fund, trust services/wealth management and hedge fund industries, as well as providing professional management consulting services to investment advisor and investment management clients. She has been engaged to provide research and strategic regulatory and operational advice related to governance, compliance program administration, distribution, due diligence (investment and operational/vendor), trading, and financial product development.
Prior to joining Barrington Partners, Ms. Sullivan’s extensive, formal 17-year consulting experience with Cerulli Associates, Navigant Consulting, and as an independent consultant included providing services to: SEC-registered investment advisers to mutual funds, hedge funds, funds of funds, and private equity/debt firms; family offices/wealth managers; registered investment companies (“RICs”)/complexes and business development companies (“BDCs”); investment banks; and OCC-regulated trust companies. As part of her guidance to investment advisers, Shealyn developed strategic and tactically effective regulatory compliance programs; designed and conducted risk assessments; performed compliance reviews (gap analyses, “mock” SEC examinations, compliance program design reviews, and independent Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”) audits); drafted regulatory documents (including customized policies and procedures); and advised C-level executives and their Boards on various regulatory and operational matters.
Ms. Sullivan is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Suffolk University Law School.