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Kent  Knudson

Kent Knudson

PwC
Director, Financial Services Regulatory Practice
Mclean, VA, USA


Kent has worked on many engagements for domestic and foreign asset managers, including mock SEC exams, implementation of automated compliance systems, internal investigations, regulatory enforcement proceedings, and M&A due diligence. For the past three years, Kent has focused primarily on alternative asset managers and hedge funds, assisting in drafting compliance procedures and conducting conflict reviews. Kent recently led a team conducting an IPO-allocation investigation mandated by the SEC. Kent also serves as a senior instructor in PwC’s Professional Development Program, providing client training and education.

Prior to joining PwC, Kent worked for eight years at SEC headquarters in Washington, DC, first as an examiner and then as a branch chief in the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE), where he focused on mutual funds and investment advisers. At the SEC, Kent helped to oversee and write reports on soft dollars (1998) and fair valuation of foreign securities (1997). Kent also participated in the first foreign exams of US registered advisers and the first reviews of fixed-income pricing services. Kent was the primary headquarters liaison for the SEC’s Chicago and Los Angeles offices.

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