Mr. Venkat Rao
Director, EisnerAmper LLP
Venkat Rao is a Director with EisnerAmper’s Global Compliance and Regulatory Solutions. He has nearly 15 years of experience working with hedge funds, private equity funds, commodity pool operators, registered investment advisors, broker-dealers, investment banks, and insurance companies. Venkat provides value added solutions to enhance compliance programs, such as creating compliance manuals and anti-money laundering (“AML”) procedures, performing mock regulatory examinations, and conducting risk assessments and annual reviews. He has conducted AML risk assessments pursuant to requirements under the Bank Secrecy Act, and tested compliance with a firm’s AML program to identify deficiencies. Venkat also advises clients on the latest regulatory developments from the SEC and CFTC. Venkat has worked extensively with various members of large and small organizations in addressing regulatory needs, including cybersecurity matters. He has overseen compliance departments, including AML compliance programs, and created, developed and tested policies and procedures in advance of and preparation for regulatory exams. Prior to joining the firm, Venkat was a Chief Compliance Officer for broker-dealers and investment advisors of hedge funds and private equity funds. Venkat headed the examination program for registered investment advisors and broker-dealers for a global professional services firm. In addition, he served as a risk and regulatory consultant in a Big Four accounting firm’s Advisory Services Practice, and advised many financial institutions of various sizes.