Todd Groome is an Advisor to Crossroads Strategies, assisting with financial market and economic analysis, as well as central bank and international policy and regulatory issues. Mr. Groome is also working with the firm on client communications activities. Todd is also a Principal in Highwater, which firm provides independent directors and other corporate governance services for hedge funds, private equity and global asset management firms.
Most recently, Mr. Groome was a Senior Advisor to Albourne Partners for three years, a global advisory firm for institutional investors in hedge funds and private equity, providing advice on legislative, regulatory and policy issues regarding hedge funds and the broader financial services industry. Until September 2012, Mr Groome was also Chairman of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), where he led the global association’s efforts regarding the development of a regulatory frame-work for the hedge fund industry, including discussions with G20, IOSCO and numerous national and regional legislative and regulatory authorities.
Todd previously served as an Advisor to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) with regard to financial stability policy development and financial market analysis in the G7, focusing primarily on non-bank financial institutions, such as pension funds, insurance companies and hedge funds, as well as credit derivative and commodities markets. He has led capital markets businesses at Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse in London, and corporate finance at Merrill Lynch in New York and London, focusing on capital raising, balance sheet restructuring, and M&A advisory work for banks and insurance companies. Prior to that, he worked as an attorney with Hogan & Hartson in Washington D.C., as part of the Financial Institutions team.
Mr Groome received a JD from the University Of Virginia School Of Law, an MBA from the London Business School, and a BA in Economics from Randolph-Macon College, where he was awarded the Wade C. Temple scholarship for Economics and graduated Phi Beta Kappa.