Tax and audit firm KPMG is adding more depth to its alternative investments practice through the addition of a chief economist.
The New York-based firm announced Wednesday that in the newly-created position, Constance Hunter will work with KPMG’s global alternative investments team to lead its economic forecasting, planning and strategy, and client relationship development.
Hunter held chief economist roles at hedge fund firms Aladdin Capital and Galtere prior to joining KPMG.
Al Fichera, the national partner in charge of KPMG’s alternative investments unit, said that the chief economist role was created because “many financial services companies are struggling to understand the impact that current economic and geo-political developments will have on their businesses and their customers.”
KPMG, which has over 152,000 professionals in 156 countries, has hired more than two dozen new partners and managing directors to its alternative investments team over the last 18 months.