Rosemary Fanelli is a Managing Director and Head of U.S. Compliance Consulting at Duff & Phelps. She joined Duff & Phelps in January 2016 as a result of Duff & Phelps’ acquisition of CounselWorks, a firm she co-founded and ran for almost ten years. She has been named one of The Hedge Fund Journal’s "50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds" and is a frequent industry speaker.
Prior to co-founding CounselWorks, Rosemary was the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Allen & Company LLC, a company providing investment advisory and investment banking services. At Allen, Rosemary was responsible for establishing and maintaining the firm's legal, regulatory and compliance programs. She is an expert in regulations governing both buy side professionals such as hedge funds and other money managers, and sell side professionals such as broker-dealers and investment banks.
For the past several years, Rosemary has been a committee member of The Big Swim Benefit, an annual fund raising event for Asphalt Green's Waterproofing program. Waterproofing is a free swim instruction and water safety program benefiting public school children. Rosemary has also founded an initiative providing free entrepreneurial education to New York City’s public school children.