Mikael A. Johnson

Senior Lead Partner, Alternative Investments

KPMG in the U.S.

Mikael serves as the lead partner on several of the Firm’s leading alternative investments audit and advisory clients, and he provides advisory and audit services for major institutional investor clients (including endowments, foundations, and pension funds). In addition, he focuses the Firm’s advisory, tax and audit resources in the alternative investments market, assisting with the leadership of the Firm’s response to industry trends, challenges, and opportunities. He has 23 years of experience serving clients including hedge funds, managed account platforms, commodity pools, private equity funds, wealth management platforms, venture capital funds, infrastructure funds, funds of funds, hybrid products and their sponsors (including registered investment advisers and broker/dealers). His experience includes large institutional investor clients, providing client management and Board insight into current events and best practices in investment management as well as guidance on dealing with challenges in the investment management marketplace. Mikael has worked with a variety of US and global investment management clients, including the investment management groups of multinational financial institutions and diversified investment managers, large independent investment management firms, and start-up investment managers.

Areas of expertise

Advisory Audit Financial Services Investment Management

Education and qualifications

  • Master of Science, Accounting, University of Virginia

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, cum laude, Florida State University


  • Licensed CPA in Connecticut, Florida, New York and New Jersey

Community Involvement

  • Member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer, Managed Funds Association

  • Global Board of Directors, Hedge Funds Care

  • Proudly committed to the prevention and treatment of child abuse as a member of the Board of Directors of the charity, Help For Children

  • KPMG Chairman’s 25 Leadership Program, Class of 2013

  • Named to Crain’s New York Business magazine “Top 40 Under 40” New York business leaders, Class of 2008

Connect with me

  • New York, US

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