Ms. Lazarus is a Managing Director and Head of Secondaries Compliance in the Ares Compliance Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2021, she was the Chief Compliance and Risk Officer at Landmark Partners and was responsible for designing, building, and enforcing Landmark's compliance program to ensure adherence to U.S. federal and state securities laws and the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC). Previously, she served as Vice President in Compliance for Prudential Financial, Inc. In addition, she was a Director, Fund Accounting for CIGNA Retirement and Investment Services and was in multiple fund accounting, reporting, and valuation roles at Aetna Financial Services. Ms. Lazarus began her career as a Fund Accountant at Phoenix Equity Planning Corp. Ms. Lazarus is a Corporator at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center and serves on Boards of the St. Francis Foundation, The Hartford Community Loan Fund, Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, Housing Development Fund, Inc., Simsbury Performing Arts Center, Inc., and is a founding member of 100 Women Who Can (Farmington Valley Chapter). Ms. Lazarus holds a B.S. from Fairfield University in Physics and an M.B.A. from the University of Hartford in Finance. Ms. Lazarus has achieved the designations of Investment Adviser Certified Compliance Professional (IACCP), Certified Regulatory & Compliance Professional (CRCP) from The Wharton School FINRA Institute, is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and was awarded the CFA Institute Investment Foundations certificate. She is a member of the National Society of Compliance Professionals, International Association for Privacy Professionals (IAPP), and ISACA.
Managing Director, Head of Secondaries Compliance