Artivest, an alternative investment technology firm, has hired 25-year industry veteran Kamal Jafarnia as general counsel and chief compliance officer. Jafarnia has advised numerous public and private companies, including alternative investment program sponsors, on securities offerings, regulatory and compliance issues, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters.
“As regulations governing wealth and investment management continue to evolve, Kamal’s expertise will be invaluable for helping us to ensure that the asset managers, financial advisors, and investor clients on our alternative investment platform remain in full compliance through the capital raising and investor communications process,” said James Waldinger, founder and CEO of Artivest.
Most recently, Jafarnia served as managing director of legal and business development at Provasi Capital Partners LP from January 2018, and also served as deputy general counsel for both Provasi and its parent company, Stratera Holdings LLC.
Prior to Provasi, Jafarnia was a senior vice president with W.P. Carey (NYSE: WPC), a publicly traded real estate investment trust with more than $23 billion in assets under management. During his tenure, he simultaneously served as executive vice president, chief compliance officer, and general counsel of Carey Financial and senior vice president and chief compliance officer of Carey Credit Advisors.
Prior to W.P. Carey, Jafarnia practiced law at Greenberg Traurig LLP, where he focused his practice on REITs, business development companies and securities matters. Additionally, he previously served as both fund and broker-dealer counsel to the financial services and products group at Alston & Bird.
Other roles include serving as executive vice president and chief compliance officer of Realty Capital Securities, senior vice president of American Realty Capital, executive vice president of Franklin Square Capital Partners, and vice president and assistant general counsel of Stratera Holding’s predecessor company.
Jafarnia received a master of laws degree in securities and financial regulation from Georgetown University Law Center, a juris doctor from Temple University School of Law, and a bachelor’s degree in economics and government from the University of Texas at Austin.
Artivest is a provider of alternative funds and technology solutions, having launched the industry’s first digital alternative investment platform in 2013. The company’s platform offers investors and advisors access to alternative strategies, including private equity, hedge funds, managed futures, and real assets. Artivest remains privately held by its employees and outside investors, led by KKR, Thiel Capital, Genstar Capital, and Aquiline Capital Partners.