Athena Capital Welcomes Beth Lehman as Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
August 6, 2019 – Lincoln, MA – Athena Capital Advisors LLC is pleased to announce that Beth Lehman has joined the firm as Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Athena is a privately owned, independent Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) that provides customized investment solutions to high net worth private clients, foundations, and endowments.
At Athena Capital, Ms. Lehman will manage the regulatory compliance team and will be responsible for formulating and implementing all compliance policies and procedures within the firm. She will work closely with Athena Capital’s Client and Research teams to conduct due diligence and perform legal reviews on all alternative investments.
“We are delighted to have Beth join our growing firm. Her vast experience leading compliance risk management practices in the financial services sector makes her a valuable addition to Athena Capital,” said Leonard L. Lewin, Athena Capital’s Managing Partner and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors. “Beth brings to our organization nearly two decades of compliance and legal roles at both the Securities and Exchange Commission and prominent financial institutions.”
Ms. Lehman was former General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for GW & Wade, LLC, a registered investment advisor serving primarily high net worth individuals and families. Previously, she worked for KPMG in its Regulatory Risk and Compliance practice group and as Senior Counsel in the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
"I am honored to lead Athena Capital’s compliance and legal programs, guiding the firm’s client-centric and customized approach to investment management,” said Ms. Lehman. “Integrity plays an essential role in the culture of Athena Capital and I look forward to contributing to an organization that recognizes the importance of putting clients first and operating in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations, and ethical standards.”
Ms. Lehman was the recipient of the SEC’s Chairman’s Award for work related to the collapse of Enron Corp. and its Division Director’s Award for work related to unlawful market timing activity at Prudential Securities. She received her JD/MBA from Suffolk Law School, concentration with distinction in financial services law, and her Bachelor of Arts, English, from Boston University.
About Athena Capital Advisors
Athena Capital Advisors is a privately owned registered investment advisor founded in 1993 by Dr. Lisette Cooper. The firm has approximately $5.8 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2018, with offices in Lincoln, MA; New York City, NY; and San Francisco, CA. Athena offers clients investment advice and management as their external chief investment officer, as well as wealth planning, impact investing, and investment administration and reporting services. Its clients include both tax-exempt institutions and taxable families. Athena uses a research-driven approach to strategic and tactical asset allocation to provide solutions that are customized to each client’s particular circumstances and objectives. For additional information on Athena Capital Advisors, please visit www.athenacapital.com.
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