About Us

Founded in 2008, Gramercy Consulting Group LLC (“GCG”) is an independent financial advisory firm oriented to give high net worth and institutional clients impartial third party advice on portfolio and risk management strategies.  We  utilize our professional experience in capital markets and asset management origination to become a trusted advisor to our investor clients without the conflicts of interest that can often cloud other industry advisor’s judgement.

We provide customized investment management services, employing global tactical asset allocation to fixed income, equity, and/or commodity low-fee mutual funds or exchange traded funds (ETFs), and include equity volatility overlay strategies for return enhancement when appropriate for the client.  All investment management services are provided through well established third-party brokers/custodians with full direct client on-line access transparency.

GCG also provides risk management advisory, hedge transaction design, and implementation of strategies designed to preserve wealth for high net worth individuals or mitigate earnings / balance sheet risk for institutions.

How can GCG add value?

GCG starts with the belief from years of experience as a capital markets practitioner that there are many inefficiencies in the investment management industry, with clients often overpaying for suboptimal services.  Many asset allocation decisions are reached without a proper review of a client’s overall investment goals, close attention to portfolio composition in rapidly changing markets, or an in-depth understanding of a client’s risk tolerance.

GCG’s goal is to address these inefficiencies and add value through portfolio reviews and asset allocation recommendations appropriate to the client’s risk tolerance as well as detailed attention to the changing dynamics of the financial markets.

Specifically, GCG has provided clients with:

  • Overall portfolio reviews to identify exposures and concentration risks
  • Manager performance reviews and benchmark comparison analysis
  • Identifying investment opportunities for superior risk-adjusted returns
  • More optimal, transparent, and customized investment management services
  • Superior client service and customized client attention


Why Gramercy Consulting Group?

With over 15 years of investment and capital markets “insider” experience GCG’s founder, Ashok Gangolli, possesses a depth of knowledge of investment products and capital market products from having structured, administered, and successfully marketed over $10 billion of fixed income and structured debt, equity and alternative investment products for institutions and high net worth clients.  Past clients have included many of the world’s leading corporations, insurance companies, hedge funds, banks, and sovereign wealth funds.  Mr. Gangolli’s asset management experience from working in product development, design, and product management for alternative investments for a top-tier institutional asset manager has given him a sound understanding of and experience with portfolio construction, manager evaluation, and recognition of attractive investment opportunities.

Mr. Gangolli has over 15 years of experience working in the areas of fixed income and credit markets, equity and commodity derivatives, and hedge fund investing at JP Morgan, UBS, and Citigroup.  Currently based in New York, he has also worked in the global financial centers of Tokyo and Singapore.

Mr. Gangolli holds an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Mathematics from Dartmouth College (Phi Beta Kappa honors).  He also has passed the FINRA Series 7, 3, and 63 registration exams.

Gramercy Consulting Group LLC is a registered investment adviser in the State of Washington.  The adviser may not transact business in states where it is not appropriately registered, excluded or exempted from registration.   Individualized responses to persons that involve either the effecting of transaction in securities, or the rendering of personalized investment advice for compensation, will not be made without registration or exemption.