CTO Raj Bhatia and Integrations Manager Sean Conway
Capital (“RMB”), an independent investment advisory firm with
approximately $9.4 billion in assets under management,1
announced that it has named Raj Bhatia and Sean Conway as new partners.
Founded in 2005 with two partners and 19 employees, the firm now has 21
partners and roughly 200 employees nationwide. Founding partner, CEO and
co-chief investment officer Richard M. Burridge, Jr. believes the firm’s
partnership model is essential to maintaining RMB’s independence, as it
establishes a deep bench of leadership for the firm’s future.
“We believe being independent—employee owned and operated—is a
prerequisite to serving our clients’ best interests,” said Burridge.
“Both Raj and Sean, in their own ways, have been champions of our
‘client-first’ mentality. Raj has established a strong technology
infrastructure that supports our offices around the country, as well as
spearheading various IT projects that enable us to work more efficiently
for the benefit of our clients. Sean spent many years at the forefront
of our client service efforts and more recently has been managing
integrations of wealth advisory teams we bring on board. It’s a complex,
multi-faceted process, but Sean maintains laser focus on the client
Bhatia, chief technology officer, joined RMB in 2015 and was tasked with
making the business more productive and efficient through the use of
technology. In addition to growing the firm’s IT team, he has driven the
vision, development, and execution of the firm’s technology roadmap,
including infrastructure, security, business continuity/disaster
recovery, systems integrations, and data management. Prior to RMB, he
worked for several investment and asset management firms in technology
leadership roles, including chief technology officer and global head of
technology. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and
mathematics from Lawrence University.
Conway joined RMB in 2008 and has served in a number of wealth
management roles, including his current position of integrations
manager. When wealth advisory teams combine with RMB, Conway leads the
efforts to acclimate the new employees to RMB’s systems, culture, and
processes, and to transition legacy clients to RMB’s service model,
investment platform, and providers. Prior to this role, Conway worked on
a number of system and process rollouts related to increasing
efficiencies for the RMB wealth management teams. He holds a bachelor’s
degree in finance from Butler University.
In the past two years, RMB has merged with four different financial
firms—two focused on investment management, one on wealth management,
and one a hybrid of wealth management and family office services—with
the goal of incorporating the strengths of the new teams to improve the
overall client experience. Additionally, RMB recently opened its tenth
client-facing office, in St. Joseph, Mich.
ABOUT RMB CAPITAL
Capital is an independent investment advisory firm. Its businesses
include wealth management, family office services, asset management, and
retirement plan consulting. Headquartered in Chicago, RMB also has
offices in Denver; Jackson Hole, Wyo.; Lake Forest, Ill.; Milwaukee;
Minneapolis; New York; Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.; St. Joseph, Mich.; and
Washington D.C. To learn more about RMB, visit www.rmbcap.com.
1 Total assets under management (“AUM”) presented here
differs from regulatory assets under management (“RAUM”) reported on RMB
Capital’s Form ADV. AUM reflects net assets under management for private
funds and mutual funds managed by RMB Capital, while RAUM reflects gross
assets under management. AUM also includes RMB West’s assets under
advisement, which are not included in RMB Capital’s RAUM. AUM estimated
as of 3/31/19.
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