Kim Cash is Director of Verification and Examination Services at Cascade Compliance.
As founder of Cascade Investment Compliance & Verification, Kim is committed to being a trusted partner while delivering focused expertise, integrity and top-tier client service to asset managers and asset owners. She brings over 22 years of investment operations risk management and consulting experience to each GIPS® verification.
- Kim started her career in the finance industry in 1995 at Ashland Partners, a 12-client boutique verification business that became the largest provider of GIPS verification services during her 19+ years with the firm. One of two equity partners at Ashland in 1999, and its first Director of Verification Services, Kim was an integral part of developing a growing professional team and serving more than 800 clients globally. She was in the trenches with dozens of early adopters since the very first version of the CFA Institute’s (then known as AIMR) Performance Presentation Standards white book, plowing through historical data to help asset management firms achieve their business growth and compliance objectives. Since then, she has helped hundreds of firms get into compliance with the GIPS standards and examined thousands of investment strategies and composites.
- A recognized leader in the industry, Kim worked alongside principals from major GIPS verification providers as a member of AICPA Task Forces charged with developing, and later updating, national guidance for CPAs conducting GIPS verifications and performance examinations. She was a regular speaker at national industry conferences for nearly two decades. Her investment career includes training and empowering a generation of verifiers. She has also been busy developing and teaching national CIPM courses, leading client service initiatives for 800+ clients, and most recently, being a Chief Compliance Officer for a national investment consulting firm.
- Other related risk management experience includes consulting with asset owners on investment operations solutions, and developing and leading operational due diligence examinations of hedge fund managers.
Outside of the industry, Kim likes climbing the Cascades with her husband, cheering on their five mostly grown kids, being ever-inspired by Rotary International and her local chapter programs, and this past year, running a half marathon every month.