Matthew Watkins
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Matthew Watkins

Director

Matt Watkins (New York) joined KKR in 2017 and serves as the Chief Compliance Officer for the firm’s Real Estate business and as Deputy Chief Compliance Officer and Counsel for KKR Private Markets. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Watkins was an executive director with Morgan Stanley. From 2008 to 2015, Mr. Watkins served as a senior counsel in the SEC's New York regional office, where he was a member of the market abuse unit and helped bring several high profile insider trading enforcement actions involving registered investment advisers. Mr. Watkins began his career as a litigation attorney at Covington & Burling. He is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School.