CPA and Advisory Firm Arthur Bell Announces Newly Created Chairman Position

Jul 11 2016 | 3:49pm ET

CPA and advisory firm Arthur Bell has named Arthur F. Bell Jr., the company’s namesake, to the newly created role of chairman. Also, Corey McLaughlin has been promoted to the senior leadership role of managing member.

Starting as a sole proprietor in 1974, Bell has consulted on accounting matters dealing with commodities and has worked with some of the earliest commodity trading advisors and commodity pool operators. Bell assisted with the formation of the industry’s leading trade organization, the Managed Funds Association, and worked with the government in the formation of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and later with the National Futures Association.

In his new role as chairman, Bell will continue to actively work on key client matters and to be involved in business development initiatives, according to the company.

McLaughlin joined Arthur Bell in 1998 and has provided accounting, auditing, investors’ representative, attestation and consulting services to a variety of entities including commodity pools, hedge funds and CTAs.

“[McLaughlin’s] 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,” said Arthur Bell in a statement.

Founded in 1974 and based in Hunt Valley, Maryland, Arthur Bell provides services such as audit and assurance, tax planning and compliance, performance analysis among others, managing assets up to several hundred billion dollars.

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