KPMG, the US audit, tax and advisory firm, is adding more depth to its alternative investments practice by hiring Constance Hunter, an economic thought leader and former portfolio manager, as its chief economist, alternative investments.
In this newly created position, Hunter (pictured), who is based in New York, will work with the firm's global alternative investments leadership team to play a key role in economic forecasting, planning and strategy, and client relationship development.
"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," says Al Fichera, national partner in charge, alternative investments–audit. "Constance brings enormous value to our team and to our clients, with her broad-based knowledge of the global capital markets and her ability to understand and translate the economic impact of the business, political and regulatory issues that our clients are facing today.”
Hunter, a speaker and media commentator, joins KPMG with a strong and diverse financial services background, including most recently serving as deputy chief investment officer for fixed income at AXA Investment Managers. Prior to joining AXA-IM, Hunter held chief economist roles with Aladdin Capital and Galtere Ltd, a global macro hedge fund.
Hunter also founded Coronat Asset Management, where she served as a managing member and chief investment officer. In that role, she identified macro themes and invested in global equity, credit and FX markets to capitalise on these themes.