AdvisorAssist, LLC Today Announced the Establishment of an Advisory Board That Will Include Troy A. Paredes, Former SEC Commissioner (2008-2013)

Additionally, the company aligned through a strategic capital partnership with Merchant, with Merchant’s Marc Spilker and David Mrazik also joining the Advisory Board

MARSHFIELD, Mass. — AdvisorAssist, LLC, the independent wealth management industry’s leading regulatory, compliance and business risk management consulting firm, has formed a new Advisory Board that will include former SEC commissioner Troy A. Paredes. The Advisory Board is focused on driving the continued enhancement of expertise and strategic growth in the services that are offered to AdvisorAssist clients.

Mr. Paredes previously served as a commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 2008-2013. During his tenure at the SEC, Mr. Paredes played a crucial role in rulemaking and other regulatory matters across all aspects of the SEC’s mission and securities regulation. Since leaving the SEC, Mr. Paredes has run a consulting practice, Paredes Strategies LLC, providing services relating to financial regulation, compliance, risk management and corporate governance.

“We are very excited to have Troy bring his unique perspectives and experience from his time at the SEC and in the private sector to our team of business risk management and regulatory compliance professionals. Troy’s extensive background and expertise will be invaluable to AdvisorAssist as we serve our network of more than 500 independent registered investment advisors,” says Christopher E. Winn, CEO of AdvisorAssist, LLC.

“Sound risk management is essential,” Mr. Paredes explains. “This includes effective compliance that meets regulatory demands and expectations. It’s terrific to work with AdvisorAssist as it helps its clients meet these objectives.”

AdvisorAssist was founded in 2006 by Christopher Winn, a seasoned operations executive and former Chief Compliance Officer, who recognized the need for full-service support for independent registered investment advisors. AdvisorAssist was immediately embraced by RIAs that sought customized and strategic guidance in establishing, protecting and managing their growing businesses over the entire life cycle of their firms. For ongoing compliance and risk management clients, AdvisorAssist also integrates its proprietary technology, AdvisorCloudTM with its professional services. AdvisorCloud enables the AdvisorAssist team to proactively guide advisors through their “Year in Compliance” and stay ahead of the regulatory curve. Today, AdvisorAssist services over 500 registered investment advisors and over 2,300 investment advisor representatives with assets under management in excess of $90 billion.

To further mark the firm’s continued enhancements, AdvisorAssist has also aligned through a strategic capital partnership with Merchant, a private partnership providing growth capital, management resources, strategic opportunities and direction to independent financial services companies. Merchant’s Executive Chairman, Marc Spilker, and Managing Partner, David Mrazik, will also join AdvisorAssist’s Advisory Board.

“We are very much looking forward to our future together,” Mr. Spilker said. “Chris has constructed the world class regulatory, compliance and business risk management chassis that both helps insulate risks while also propelling efficient growth for independent wealth managers. There is a significant amount of value we can and will create together as partners.”

About AdvisorAssist, LLC:

AdvisorAssist, the leader in driving advisor independence, provides comprehensive services focused on all components of advisory practice, including strategic formation, regulatory risk management, compliance, operations and technology. As a collaborative and strategic advisor to RIAs, the AdvisorAssist mission is to provide solution-based services offering centered around experienced consultants and scalable technology to help RIAs “build, grow, optimize and protect” their advisory firms. To learn more about AdvisorAssist and the AdvisorAssist team, please visit our website at

About Merchant:

Merchant is a private partnership providing growth capital, management resources, strategic opportunities and direction to independent financial services companies, particularly those focused on wealth and asset management. By establishing and optimizing business infrastructure, providing access to organic and inorganic growth opportunities, designing and accessing bespoke investment solutions and providing collaborative capital solutions to address a variety of business needs, Merchant helps unlock value and entrepreneurial opportunity for business owners. To learn more about Merchant and the Merchant team, please visit our website at


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