Rosemary Fanelli is a managing director and chief regulatory affairs strategist at Duff & Phelps as well as the Duff & Phelps Institute. Rosemary oversees the firm’s Thought Leadership practice, including the Duff & Phelps Institute, a think tank focused on issues of transparency, ethics and good corporate citizenship in the global marketplace.

Rosemary regularly meets with government officials, including Members of Congress and regulatory agencies, to assist and provide support in connection with public policy development and legislative matters. In addition to the circulation of regular legislative updates, Rosemary is an online contributor to Forbes Magazine and is the host of Principles, A Duff & Phelps podcast on wide ranging matters affecting both public and private sectors. As part of her policy development efforts, Rosemary also hosts regular private events with Members of Congress designed for open discussion, which are informal, conversational and strictly off the record.

Rosemary is an expert in legislation and regulations governing both buy side professionals, such as private funds and other money managers, and sell side professionals, such as broker-dealers and investment banks. She has been one of The Hedge Fund Journal’s "50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds," was named the Woman of the Year by Harvard University's Smart Woman in Securities, and is a frequent industry speaker. Rosemary joined Duff & Phelps in January 2016 as a result of Duff & Phelps’ acquisition of CounselWorks, a nationwide firm she co-founded and ran for almost ten years.

Select Publications and Speaking Engagements
  • Sept. 28, 2018, Don’t Confess The Crime If You Can’t Pay The Fine
  • Sept. 24, 2018, Quoted in Pensions & Investments: House Ways and Means Passes Tax Reform 2.0, With Uncertain Prospects
  • Aug 17, 2018, WSJ Pro Venture Capital Interview: Chernova’s Take - New Regulatory Curbs on Foreign Investment Strike at Heart of VC Growth
  • May 30, 2018,, Four Things to Watch for in Cryptocurrency Regulation
  • May 03, 2018,, Trump Just Made Moneyball a Whole Lot Harder
  • Apr 11, 2018,, Stacking the Deck: How the Government Competes with Private Industry
  • Jan. 12, 2018, Following Trump’s Money Trail: Why Collusion Is Just An Illusion
  • Dec 20, 2017,, Why Does Congress Want to Kill Private Equity?
  • Aug 02, 2017,, Four Steps to Avoiding Broker-Dealer Issues for Private Equity Firms
  • July 28, 2017, Comment Letter to the Treasury Department’s Regulatory Reform Agenda
  • Jun 07, 2017,, Sharknado - SEC Targets Landsharks, Congress Those at Sea
  • Jun 07, 2017,, Make America Debate Again: Five Things to Know About The CHOICE Act
  • Aug 09, 2017, Profiled in PE Hub
  • Jun 14, 2017, Quoted in The Street: CFPB Faces More GOP Criticism, But Not Enough to Kill It
  • Jun 13, 2017, Quoted in Compliance Week: Dodd-Frank reforms prevail in House; now what?
  • April 25, 2017, And The Loser Is…Compliance Officers In The Age Of Disparagement
  • April 7, 2017, 50 Trades of Grey: The Pain Of Insider Trading
  • Sep 26, 2017, Speaker, ACG Public Policy Summit
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