Arthur Bell of Hunt Valley, Md., has announced that Arthur F. Bell Jr., the company’s namesake, has assumed the newly created role of chairman, and Corey McLaughlin has been admitted as a managing member.
Starting as a sole proprietor in 1974, Arthur F. Bell Jr. consulted on accounting matters dealing with commodities and worked with some of the earliest commodity trading advisors (CTAs) and commodity pool operators (CPOs), handling their accounting, tax, performance records and audit needs.
As the alternative investment industry began to evolve, Bell assisted with the formation of the industry’s leading trade organization, the Managed Funds Association (MFA), and he worked with the government in the formation of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and later with the National Futures Association (NFA). Under his leadership the firm has grown simultaneously with the alternative investment industry, and today serves CTAs, CPOs, hedge funds, private equity, investment advisers, principals, family offices and other investors, the firm announced.
“I have been privileged to work alongside Corey McLaughlin for the past 18 years. During that time Corey has shined as a part of our Executive Committee, and he has successfully managed firmwide decisions and strategy for the past several years. His dedication to our clients, our team, and the industry at large is exceptional, and I am thrilled to be passing the baton to his very capable hands,” Bell says.
McLaughlin says, “In the years ahead our firm will continue to grow by providing our clients and investors with the peace of mind that results from our commitment to delivering exceptional service and astute counsel to empower their personal, professional and profitable growth.”
In his new role, Bell will continue to actively work on key client matters and to be involved in business development initiatives. McLaughlin is now responsible for management of Arthur Bell and the execution of the firm’s vision and strategy. He joined Arthur Bell in 1998, and has provided accounting, auditing, investors’ representative, attestation and consulting services to a variety of entities. He has also headed the firm’s audit and assurance department.