Signs of change for women in alternative investments
Signs of change for women in alternative investments
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Signs of change for women in alternative investments

Camille Asaro says bold new programs are engaging and inspiring women, but more needs to be done throughout the Industry.

By Pete Settles

It only takes a brief moment to see and feel how passionate KPMG Audit Partner Camille Asaro is about her work, serving alternative investment firms across the country for the past 28 years. with accounting, regulatory compliance and strategic planning.

Her passion pours through clearly when the topic turns to improving opportunities and career prospects for women in alternative investments.

 

KPMG's Camille Asaro on the strides and impact women in alternative investments are making.

Asaro has taken on a leadership role within KPMG in identifying the challenges issues women are facing, and working collaboratively to come up with solutions.

She says signs of change are beginning to be heard and seen throughout the industry.

Over the past several years, momentum has begun to grow, with investors and male leaders in the Alternative Investments industry raising their voices in support of the key role women play in the industry and the importance of including their views.

According to the latest report, “Realizing the Return on Gender Diversity: Advancing Women in Alternative Investments,”  a collaborative effort between KPMG and AIF Global, women still face unique obstacles in getting hired, rising through the ranks and obtaining capital. However, they are also better represented, managing bigger portfolios and owning more funds than in past years.

Asaro says more and more investors see the value want to put investing their money into diverse organizations. Those who don’t respond to investor and competitive pressure to embrace diverse perspectives, risk being left behind.

Asaro is a respected voice and trusted advisor on a wide range of topics including:

  • Women’s advancement and development
  • Alternative investments
  • Auditing, accounting and regulatory compliance
  • Strategic planning for private investment companies.

To arrange an interview, please contact Pete Settles from KPMG's Corporate Communications team.

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Camille Asaro

Partner, Financial Services Investment Management, KPMG US