Paul Kraft

Paul is a Partner in Deloitte’s Financial Services Industries practice, U.S. Mutual Funds & Investment Advisers Practice Leader and has over 30 years of experience providing audit, advisory and other services to some of Deloitte’s largest asset management, insurance and bank clients. These clients have included BlackRock, Inc, Fidelity Investments, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc, and State Street Corporation with a focus on SEC reporting, regulatory compliance reviews, organizational and control consulting, and valuation and industry perspectives and trends. His previous firm roles have included partner in charge of the financial services industry practice for New England and deputy partner of the National Asset Management Practice. Paul has led Deloitte’s annual Fair Valuation Survey since inception (now in its 18th edition) and is a frequent speaker and writer on the topic of fair valuation, governance as well as other financial services trends and issues. 

Before joining Deloitte & Touche, Paul spent over two years as assistant chief accountant in the SEC’s Division of Investment Management in Washington, D.C. While at the SEC, he assisted in directing the financial reporting and accounting practices of investment advisers and investment companies in compliance with the federal securities laws. He also worked closely with the staff in various offices of the Division, including compliance, rulemaking, disclosure, foreign affairs, as well as, with investors, registrants and their auditors and counsel. Among many topics, Paul focused on fair-valuation initiatives, auditor independence rules, the introduction of the euro, the implications of Y2K, and the implementation of reporting and disclosure guidelines for industry stakeholders. 

Paul serves on the advisory board of the Mutual Funds Directors Forum, the board of Special Olympics of Massachusetts, is a member of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Financial Services Committee and has served on the boards of the Boston Public Library Foundation and the Junior Achievement of New England.