KPMG has hired 30-year industry veteran Michael Cross as director of account relationships as the firm continues to expand its alternative investments (AI) team serving the Southeast US.
Cross, who has and continues to hold leadership roles with hedge fund and alternative investment associations throughout the Southeast, is responsible for managing client relationships and developing new business with hedge funds, private equity firms and real estate funds.
"The alternative investments market in the Southeast is growing and will continue to expand over the next few years and in response, KPMG is investing in resources to meet that need," says Al Fichera, national leader, alternative investments, audit.
Cross is one of several account relationship directors that KPMG will be bringing on board in strategic cities around the US, as the firm continues to expand its AI practice.
Cross spent nearly 20 years in the broker/dealer business, six years raising capital for hedge funds, and the past six years focused on alternative investment business development.
Cross is currently president of the Southeastern Hedge Fund Association, chairman of Hedge Fund Cares Southeast, and is a co-founder of the Alternative Investments Group of the Carolinas, and co-founder of the Mid-South Alternative Investment Association.