Accounting firm Charles A. Barragato has launched a hedge fund practice with the hire of Michael Chen.
Chen was named a partner in the New York firm's new hedge fund and private equity tax advisory division, CAB said. The firm noted that Chen has 15 years of experience, including in hedge funds and p.e.
"Michael brings a unique skill-set to CAB that will complement our existing expertise and prominence in the high net-worth and family office areas," firm founder Chuck Barragato said. "Michael not only has the technical expertise, but also has a proven skill for client development. Best of all, he has a terrific personality with proven leadership skills."
"I am joining CAB because of its extraordinary reputation as a high-quality tax and business advisor to high net-worth families and individuals," Chen added. "My hedge fund and private equity clientele will appreciate the skill set CAB provides as part of the team in delivering high-quality service. CAB also gives me the platform I will need to grow this segment of the practice, which was a key consideration for me."