Outsourced CCO Services

Greyline’s new outsourced chief compliance officer (OCCO) service is specifically tailored to satisfy the most exacting regulator or investor. We accept appointments on a very selective basis, and work exclusively with firms where our OCCOs are appropriately empowered and receive full buy-in from company management. By outsourcing the CCO role to Greyline, a firm acquires a full team of best-in-class compliance professionals, not just an individual to assume the title superficially. In reality, our service is more like an outsourced compliance department rather than just the CCO.

Greyline’s proprietary governance model ensures that our executive board has direct oversight and control over the structure of our engagements. Our OCCOs – all employees of Greyline who are supported by dedicated consulting teams – follow a regimented process for designing and administering custom built compliance programs. Our OCCOs are required to deliver periodic progress reports and meet with our executive board on at least a quarterly basis to ensure management is apprised of each project. Greyline is dedicated to ensuring that our OCCOs have access to the best guidance, resources and practice management tools available. Our compliance programs are curated by former CCOs and regulators for CCOs.

Conventional, somewhat dated wisdom was that outsourcing the role of CCO could be a risky proposition considering the historic skepticism of regulators, legal counsel and institutional allocators alike. This is a position that Greyline adhered to for many years. However, consensus has evolved during our extended work-from-home environment and most industry participants now fully embrace the model under the right circumstances. If structured and implemented properly, outsourcing the CCO role can be an efficient and cost-effective way to staff and oversee the implementation of a firm’s compliance program.

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Darren Mooney

Partner and Co-Head of Business Development

Darren Mooney is a Partner and the Co-Head of Business Development at Greyline. Before joining Greyline, Darren served as deputy chief compliance officer of Partner Fund Management where he held primary responsibility for the compliance program of the second-largest hedge fund in the Bay Area. Prior to that, Darren spent five years providing compliance consulting services at Cordium and then ACA Compliance Group, where he led the company’s San Francisco office and west coast operations. In addition to providing ongoing consulting services to a variety of investment managers, including hedge fund, private equity, venture capital, real estate, quantitative and other wealth managers, Darren also regularly guided clients through the SEC registration process, implemented tailored compliance programs, supported clients’ live SEC exams, and served as an SEC-mandated independent compliance consultant following an SEC enforcement action. Darren’s other experience includes serving as deputy chief compliance officer and associate counsel at F-Squared Investments where he directly supported the compliance program during the investigation and subsequent enforcement regarding historical advertising practices. Darren has a B.S. in Economics from the University of Delaware and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. He is a member of the Massachusetts bar.

Annie Kong

Partner and Head of Venture Capital
Annie Kong is a Partner and Head of the Venture Capital Division at Greyline. She provides ongoing compliance consulting to investment advisers and manages client relationships. Prior to joining Greyline, Annie was part of compliance and operations at a long-only manager-of-managers that advised pension fund clients. While there, she conducted compliance and operational due diligence on SEC-registered investment advisers on the platform. She also oversaw and counseled on various legal matters across the firm. Annie has a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego, and a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law. She is an active member of the State Bar of California.
Greyline is pleased to announce that we are the recipient of the 2021 HFM U.S. Service Award in the Best Technology Firm – Newcomer category.