KPMG Beefs Up Alternatives Practice

Dec 5 2012 | 8:53am ET

Tax and audit advisory firm KPMG has beefed up its  alternative investment funds practice with national and West Coast hires.
The new hires include Martin A. Griffiths, who joins the Los Angeles office as a principal in the federal tax practice. Griffiths comes to KPMG from the Irvine Company, where he was a senior vice president overseeing its income and property tax group.

K. Peter Ritter joins as a principal in the San Francisco federal tax practice, coming to KPMG from the law firm O’Melveny & Myers where he was a tax partner resident.

Dan Prager joins as a managing director in the firm's federal tax AIF practice. Prager, who will be based in Los Angeles, comes to the firm from Telefónica Czech Republic, where he served as head of corporate finance.

Richard Hinton has joined the San Francisco AIF practice as a seconded partner with a focus on hedge funds. Hinton has been with KPMG for 16 years, most recently as an audit partner in London.

Graeme Fletcher is a principal in international corporate services who is transferring from the firm's Atlanta office to San Francisco.

“KPMG is clearly dedicated to serving the alternative investments industry and we are continuing to invest our resources to further broaden and enhance our team, which includes bringing in some of the very best people in the industry,” said Al Fichera, national partner in charge, alternative investment funds –audit.

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