Alan Halfenger, formerly chief compliance officer at Bain Capital, has been named as a partner at global regulatory compliance advisory firm Optima Partners.

In his role at Optima, Halfenger will focus on the regulatory and compliance needs of private-equity managers, hedge funds, broker-dealers, and global financial services firms. Halfenger has worked with several high-profile firms during his extensive and distinguished career in the financial industry, including Bain Capital in Boston, where he served as the firm’s first chief compliance officer and supported the firm’s private equity, venture capital, credit, fund of fund and hedge fund businesses. During his decade-long tenure at Bain, Halfenger developed the firm’s global compliance, control, and risk programs.

Prior to joining Optima, Halfenger was a partner at ACA Compliance Group, where he led the firm’s outsourcing and compliance support program, as well as serving as the practice leader for their diversified financial services division. Halfenger also worked as a chief compliance officer and lawyer in several global business at J.P. Morgan Securities; Citibank Private Bank; NatWest Markets Group; and Price Waterhouse.

In 2016, Halfenger was chosen by Compliance Week as a Top Mind.