Arctaris Announces Hiring of Alan Halfenger, formerly of Bain Capital, as General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

BOSTON--()--Arctaris Impact Investors, LLC (“Arctaris”) and its affiliate management companies announce the addition of Alan Halfenger as General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer. Mr. Halfenger brings nearly three decades of legal and compliance experience where he served as Global Chief Compliance Officer at Bain Capital, LP, and in leadership roles at both ACA Compliance and Treliant.

“We are pleased to welcome Alan Halfenger, with his breadth of private fund compliance and legal expertise, to our leadership team,” said Jonathan Tower, Founder and Managing Partner of Arctaris. “Given our firm’s focus on revitalizing underserved communities in partnership with government agencies and foundations, Arctaris takes regulatory compliance seriously.”

Arctaris is investing heavily in expanding its infrastructure to accommodate future growth. In the weeks ahead, Arctaris will announce additional strategic hires to its leadership team, reflecting our firm’s focus on delivering broad social impact and investment performance in a highly controlled business environment.

“What I find most compelling about Arctaris is the team’s commitment to the mission of driving equitable prosperity in under-resourced communities,” said Mr. Halfenger. “Coupled with their dedication to uphold the highest standards of conduct to meet the expectations of our investors and program partners I knew it was the right fit for me.”

Prior to joining Arctaris, Mr. Halfenger served as the Global Chief Compliance Officer at Bain Capital, one of the world's leading multi-asset alternative investment firms, for 10 years. In this role, he was responsible for the development of the global compliance, risk and control functions for the private equity, venture, credit, impact and hedge fund affiliates. Mr. Halfenger was also a Consulting Partner and Practice Leader focused on the compliance, risk and infrastructure needs of private funds managers.

Previously, he served in legal and compliance roles at JP Morgan where he focused on securities, derivatives and investment management activities. Mr. Halfenger has held legal and compliance positions in several other asset managers and broker dealers and earlier in his career, he worked as a regulatory consultant for Price Waterhouse.

Mr. Halfenger holds the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist Certification and multiple securities licenses. He is a graduate of the New York University Stern School of Business and the Syracuse University College of Law. He has served on non-profit and academic boards, including the Syracuse College of Law Advisory Board, the Bottom Line and the Boston Debate League.

About Arctaris Impact Investors

Arctaris Impact Investors, LLC is a Boston-based impact investment firm with experience spanning more than 12 years, six funds, and both debt and equity investments. The firm manages funds which invest in growth-oriented operating businesses and community infrastructure projects located in underserved communities. Founded in 2009, Arctaris has partnered with the Kresge Foundation, Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter’s Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, and multiple other foundation, federal and state government agencies to invest in Opportunity Zones, inner cities and targeted rural communities throughout the U.S., with the aim of delivering above-market investment returns alongside positive social impact.

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Arctaris Impact Investors, LLC announces the addition of Alan Halfenger as General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer.

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