GPB Capital Holdings, a New York-based alternative asset management firm, has appointed Michael Cohn as managing director and chief compliance officer.

Cohn brings to GPB Capital substantial regulatory knowledge, as well as experience creating, developing, and supporting investment and risk teams for hedge funds, private investment funds, managed accounts, and investment banks—to his new position. Cohn was most recently a securities compliance examiner and industry expert in the Asset Management Unit of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Enforcement Division.

Prior to his work with the SEC, Cohn was the chief risk officer of two private investment funds from 2005 to 2014, where in each case he helped restructure both firms’ portfolios and created enhanced investment and risk management processes. Earlier in his career, he worked for two major U.S. investment banks and at his own hedge fund and commodity trading advisor firm.