Bruce Karpati

Member, Global Chief Compliance Officer


Bruce Karpati joined KKR in 2014 as the Firm’s Global Chief Compliance Officer and Counsel. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Karpati was the Chief Compliance Officer of Prudential Investments, the mutual fund and distribution business of Prudential Financial. Mr. Karpati was previously the National Chief of the SEC’s Asset Management Unit which he co-founded. In this role, Mr. Karpati supervised a staff of 75 attorneys, industry experts, and other professionals. He joined the SEC as a staff attorney in 2000, was promoted to Branch Chief in 2002, Assistant Regional Director in 2005, and to Co-Chief of the SEC’s Asset Management Unit in 2010. In 2007, he founded the SEC’s Hedge Fund Working Group, a cross-office initiative to combat securities fraud in the hedge fund industry. During his tenure at the SEC, Mr. Karpati led FCPA investigations in the oil, gas and pharmaceutical industries, which included enforcement actions against Total SA and Statoil SA for bribes paid to an Iranian government official. Mr. Karpati earned his JD Cum Laude from the University at Buffalo Law School, and his Bachelor’s degree Cum Laude in International Relations from Tufts University.

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