Jason Scharfman, Esq., CFE, CRISC - Managing Partner
Jason Scharfman is the Managing Partner of Corgentum Consulting, LLC. He is recognized as one of the leading experts in the field of hedge fund operational due diligence and is the author of Hedge Fund Operational Due Diligence: Understanding the Risks (John Wiley & Sons 2008) and Private Equity Operational Due Diligence: Tools to Evaluate Liquidity, Valuation and Documentation (John Wiley & Sons 2012).
Before founding Corgentum, he previously oversaw the operational due diligence function for a $6 billion alternative investment allocation group called Graystone Research at Morgan Stanley. While at Morgan Stanley, Mr. Scharfman was also a senior member of a team which oversaw all of Morgan Stanley’s hedge fund operational due diligence efforts allocating in excess of $13 billion to a firm-wide platform of over 300 hedge fund managers across multiple investment strategies. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he held positions which primarily focused on due diligence and risk management within the alternative investment sector at Lazard Asset Management, SPARX Investments and Research and Thomson Financial.
Mr. Scharfman received a B.S. in Finance with an additional major in Japanese from Carnegie Mellon University, an M.B.A. in finance from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business and a J.D. from St. John’s School of Law. He is admitted to the practice of law in New York and New Jersey. Additionally, he holds the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) credentials. He has consulted with the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on the subject of hedge fund regulation. Additionally, he has provided training to financial regulators on the subject of hedge fund due diligence. Mr. Scharfman has served as a consultant and testified as an expert in hedge fund litigation, and has lectured on the subject of hedge fund operations and operational risk as an adjunct professor at New York University. Mr. Scharfman is a member of several industry organizations including the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association. He has written extensively on the subject of operational due diligence and travels and speaks worldwide on hedge fund operational risks. He blogs at HedgeFundOperationalDueDiligence.com and PrivateEquityOperationalDueDiligence.com . Please click here for a list of Mr. Scharfman's recent speaking engagements and publications.
Corgentum has developed a resource network which consists of former operational due diligence analysts from leading hedge fund allocators, hedge fund auditors, fraud investigators, lawyers with significant hedge fund legal and compliance experience and information technology professionals with deep expertise in hedge fund technologies as well as business continuity and disaster recovery.
This functional expertise across multiple disciplines ensures that investors that partner with Corgentum will remain on the cutting edge of operational risk management.