ABOUT US

Meet the team.

We’re expert, experienced and up-to-date in all three dimensions required to manage retirement plans prudently and efficiently – ERISA, investments and corporate governance.

 

As fiduciaries, we assume financial and legal responsibility by design. Consultants and fund managers rarely combine these essential disciplines.

Mitchell Shames

FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR

Mitch founded HFG to transform retirement plan management. Putting a qualified fiduciary in charge, he reasons, can relieve companies of the growing responsibility and liability of managing the retirement plan. As General Counsel for State Street Global Advisors for almost 20 years, Mitch developed deep industry experience structuring products for the ERISA plan market and unparalleled experience in the fiduciary decision-making process. He signs off on every fiduciary decision we make.

David Nolan

DIRECTOR OF INVESTMENTS & RESEARCH

Dave not only understands the investment process, he’s mastered the plumbing that makes it all work. A quantitative investment professional with decades of experience managing institutional international investment funds, he began his career as an operations professional at Street Bank and Trust. He tests every potential solution against alternative assumptions and stays within his risk tolerance – hallmarks of a great fiduciary professional.

Keith Flynn

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

Fiduciary prudence requires understanding the needs of qualified plans, participants and the plan sponsors, and Keith delivers with a business-minded approach. He leads client and prospect engagement for HFG, leveraging his 20-year career in business development, marketing and client relationship management for world-class asset management firms, including J.P. Morgan Chase, Clay Finlay and GAM (USA).

Susan Mangiero

CONSULTANT

Armed with a PhD in finance and math, Susan literally has written the book on pension risk management: Risk Management for Pensions, Endowments and Foundations (John Wiley & Sons, 2005). She’s equally expert in financial product design, valuation methods, and fiduciary decision-making. She is sought after to speak on pension plan fiduciary management and provide expert witness testimony in significant fiduciary litigation. Susan is Managing Director of Fiduciary Leadership, LLC, and serves HFG in a consulting capacity.

Our model is straightforward:
We follow disciplined procedures in applying quantitative analytics to data.

David Nolan

CHIEF FIDUCIARY OFFICER

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