Art Brown is an Assurance Partner in Marcum's National Alternative Investment Group. He provides audit and advisory services for private equity funds, venture capital funds and hedge funds, including fund of funds, offshore funds and real estate funds.
Mr. Brown has more than 19 years of public accounting and private industry experience in the alternative investment industry, working with investment advisors ranging from single-fund start-up entities to multi- billion dollar international firms. His private experience includes serving as chief financial officer for an SEC- registered hedge fund-of-fund group and as chief financial officer and chief compliance officer for a start-up SEC-registered investment advisor. His public accounting experience includes eight years with a “Big 4” asset management audit group and more than five years with the largest boutique firm serving hedge fund investment advisors. Most recently, he served as lead assurance partner in the western region for the financial services group of a global accounting firm.
Based in the Los Angeles office, Mr. Brown leads Marcum's California Alternative Investment Group practice. He also consults with clients on the development of internal accounting processes, operational controls and financial reporting tools for their management company and fund operations, including activities related to third-party administrators.
Mr. Brown is a Certified Public Accountant in the states of New York and California and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, summa cum laude, from Marist College. He is also a veteran of the United States Army, serving as a member of the 74th U.S. Army Band at Fort Harrison, Indianapolis.
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)
- New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)
- Hedge Fund Association (HFA) West Coast Regional Director
Financial Statement Audits
Investment Adviser Start-up
Investment Fund Formation
Third-party Administrator Selection
Compliance Operations and Service Provider Selection
Back Office Operations
Internal and External Financial Reporting
Internal Financial and
Investment Partnership Allocations and Reporting
Fund of Funds
Private Equity Funds
Venture Capital Funds
Real Estate Funds
Bachelor of Science, Accounting
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