Chief Investment Officer of The Sharp Financial Group Joins Board of Charitable Organization Serving Grieving Children and Families

Sharp announced that its Chief Investment Officer was voted onto the board of directors of Good Grief, a registered 501(c) (3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. Founded in 2004, Good Grief is New Jersey's premier resource for grieving children and their families.

Alain Van Loo to Serve on Board of Directors for Good Grief

Horsham, PA (May 20, 2019) – The Sharp Financial Group (“Sharp”), an integrated financial management firm providing unified business advisory, accounting, tax and wealth management, announced that its Chief Investment Officer, Alain Van Loo, was voted onto the board of directors of Good Grief, a registered 501(c) (3) tax-exempt non-profit organization.

Founded in 2004, Good Grief is New Jersey's premier resource for grieving children and their families. Through its support centers, educational programs, and advocacy efforts, Good Grief helps children facing loss and adversity and offers support and guidance to the adults in their lives. The organization currently provides direct services for more than 750 children and adults each month coping with grief due to death. Good Grief services more than 165 communities throughout New Jersey in its Morristown and Princeton centers and its satellite locations in Newark and Jersey City. Programs are offered for both English and Spanish-speaking families.

“I’m delighted to join the impressive leadership team at Good Grief. The organization’s noble mission in providing support and resources to grieving children and families following the loss of a family member is what drew me to the charity,” explained Alain. “I look forward to working closely with all of Good Grief’s board of directors in supporting the charity’s good work in the region.”

Alain has more than 23 years of experience in the financial industry. His institutional trading career began with Deutsche Bank, working in both New York and London, before moving to the global macro investment firm of Blenheim Capital. Over a 10-year period, he was part of a team that grew the firm to over $9 billion in assets. His responsibilities focused on macro-themed portfolio management and strategy, utilizing his expertise in fixed income and foreign exchange. Alain holds a BA in government & law and international affairs from Lafayette College, and has also studied at the University of Bonn in Germany.

About The Sharp Financial Group

The Sharp Financial Group (“Sharp”) is an integrated financial management firm that has unified business advisory, accounting and tax, wealth management, family office, and capital solutions services in a way that helps business owners and their families achieve extraordinary things.  By recognizing the complex needs of entrepreneurs and business owners, Sharp has built a reputation for providing a holistic combination of highly effective services for clients throughout the mid-Atlantic region and beyond. Founded in 1993, Sharp is headquartered in the Philadelphia area, with offices in New York City and New Jersey. For more information, contact The Sharp Financial Group at (215) 659-2130 or visit

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