Our Team
Legal & Compliance


Jay Kesslen
General Counsel, Managing Director

Jay joined the Firm in 1999 and currently serves as General Counsel, Managing Director, and is a member of the Board. † †He oversees all aspects of the Firmís legal affairs, advises on all material compliance matters, and is responsible for the Firmís corporate governance. †Jay is the Firmís Anti-Money Laundering Officer and also serves as a Director for several private funds managed by subsidiaries of the Firm. †He is also Vice President and Assistant Secretary for Kinetics Mutual Funds, Inc., a series of U.S. mutual funds managed by Kinetics Asset Management LLC, a subsidiary of the Firm. †Jay also serves as the General Counsel of FRMO Corp., a publicly traded company. †Jay holds a BA in Economics from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh (cum laude) and a JD from Albany Law School.


Russell Grimaldi
Chief Compliance Officer, Associate General Counsel

Russ joined the Firm in 2005 and currently serves as the Chief Compliance Officer and Associate General Counsel. †He oversees the Firmís compliance program and supports all legal and regulatory functions. †Russ has substantial experience with the rules and regulations governing the investment management industry and is a member of several of the Firmís operating committees. Russ holds a BA in Legal Studies from Quinnipiac University (cum laude) and a JD from Albany Law School.


Andrew M. Fishman
Associate General Counsel

Andrew joined the Firm in 1997 and currently serves as an Associate General Counsel, with over thirty years of experience. He is also the Chief Compliance Officer of Kinetics Mutual Funds, Inc., a series of U.S. mutual funds managed by Kinetics Asset Management LLC. †Previously, Andrew worked at Bankers Trust Company after starting his career with a law firm. †He holds a BA from the University of Michigan and a JD from Columbia University School of Law.†


Allison Westmacott
Senior Compliance Officer

Allison joined the Firm in 2015 and currently serves as the Senior Compliance Officer in the Legal and Compliance Department. She is responsible for a variety of critical compliance functions and provides support to the legal division. †Previously, Allison worked as a Compliance Associate for a New York-based comprehensive wealth management firm. †While there, she was responsible for overseeing day-to-day compliance matters and working with the firmís registered representatives. †Prior to that, she was a Legal Assistant with a law firm in Chicago, IL. †Allison holds a BA in Political Science from Indiana University.


Wayne Grant
Compliance Associate

Wayne joined the Firm in 2003 and currently serves as a Compliance Associate in the Legal and Compliance Department. †Among other things, he is responsible for administering many of the Firmís policies and procedures, with particular expertise in issues related to the Code of Ethics. †Prior to joining the Firm, Wayne was a manager in the Commissions Accounting Group of Deutsche Bank Private Banking, where he oversaw commission and workflow processes. †Prior to this, Wayne served as a Senior Fund Accountant for more than 10 years in the Collective Investment Funds Department of the Private Bank at Bankers Trust Company, where he supervised the reconciliations of monthly portfolio valuations.


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