Camille Asaro, CPA, CAIA
Audit Partner, Investment Management, KPMG LLP; Lead Director and Board Chair, WCD Foundation; Member, WCD New York
Camille is an Audit Partner with KPMG’s New York Financial Services practice with a specialization in Alternative Investments. Camille is a skilled professional with more than 29 years of experience in auditing, accounting and strategic planning in the asset management industry. Camille has deep expertise in the industry and is the global lead audit partner for private investment companies with assets under management up to $160 billion.
Camille has deep industry knowledge in areas such as financial reporting, internal controls, valuation and governance. Her experience includes but is not limited to, investment valuation of portfolios comprised of privately-held portfolio companies, hard-to-price securities, equities, fixed income, swaps, forward exchange contracts, futures, options, warrants, and alternative investments (fund of funds).
In addition, she has an in-depth understanding of pricing methodologies of illiquid financial instruments including the market comparables, discounted cash flows,and asset valuation approaches. Camille is passionately involved with KPMG’s Alternative Investment diversity and inclusion initiative specifically focusing on positioning women for career success and board seats. She is the global lead audit partner for private investment companies with assets under management upto $160 billion. Camille serves as a lead board director and chair for WCD Foundation and is the lead partner in charge of KPMG’s WCD relationship.
She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences. Most recently, Camille spoke at the Women’s Alternative Investment Summit addressing the challenges and opportunities facing investors and at the Women’s Annual Investors Forum discussing the risks that yield the greatest rewards in the Financial Industry. Additionally, Camille has issued thought leader material through her work with the Women in Alternative Investment survey, “The call to act” and “Realizing the Return on Gender Diversity”. Camille is on the steering committee for the AIF WomenInvestors’ Forum. She is a founding contributor of the Women in Alternative Investments Report.Camille received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Hofstra University’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business and is a Certified Public Accountant, and a Certified Alternative Investment Analysis.