Valentine Capital Asset Management Hires Veteran Chief Compliance Officer



SAN RAMON, Calif .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Valentine Capital Asset Management, an independent, fee-paying RIA based in the San Francisco Bay Area, today announced the arrival of Reynold Samoranos as Chief Compliance Officer. His appointment takes effect in November 2011 and he will report directly to John Valentine, Founder and Chairman of Valentine Capital Asset Management.

With over 23 years of experience in the investment management industry, Mr. Samoranos joins Valentine after working at Hammerman Capital Management, a hedge fund manager, where he served as both CFO and Chief Compliance Officer. . Previously, Mr. Samoranos was the founding director of real estate investment company RKB Investment Group, and previously CFO and senior vice president of Newport Pacific Management, a $ 3 billion international investment management firm based in San Francisco.

“Throughout his career, Reynold has proven to be a leader in investment management and compliance operations,” said John Valentine, Valentine Capital Asset Management. “His expertise and understanding of the complexities of the current regulatory environment is invaluable, and we are delighted to welcome him to our firm.

“Valentine Capital recognizes compliance as an important asset to its practice and an invaluable process in our current economic climate,” said Reynold Samoranos. “I am delighted to join John and the Valentine Capital team as they are true industry thought leaders who are passionate about their business and their clients. ”

Prior to Newport Pacific Management, Mr. Samoranos was CFO and Senior Vice President of Operations and Commerce at Hanson Investment Management Company, an investment management firm, where he was responsible for all non-investment transactions and played a leading role in growing the company’s assets under management to $ 2.5 billion. Previously, Samoranos was Vice President and Regional Controller of the West Coast Institutional Banking Group at the time of Citicorp.

Samoranos holds an MBA in Finance from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and a BS in Business Administration from the Walter Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley.

About Valentine Capital Asset Management

Valentine Capital Asset Management (VCAM) is a fee-based fund management company offering asset management to individual investors. For more than 25 years, VCAM has provided individuals and families with solutions designed to promote a comfortable lifestyle, while adding value to their personalized portfolios. With over twenty employees and over $ 600 million in assets under management, VCAM strives to provide unparalleled asset and wealth management strategies to achieve all of its clients’ financial goals. For more information, please visit



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