Vishnu Patwari - BDO San Francisco

Vishnu Patwari

Assurance Partner


BDO San Francisco Office



Executive Summary

Vishnu is an assurance partner in BDO’s Asset Management practice, where he serves as engagement leader and business advisor for alternative investment fund managers. Vishnu has more than 15 years of experience serving several of complex alternative fund clients in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Dublin (Ireland), ranging from start up managers to multinational, multi billion dollar alternative investment firms. He has deep experience in Asset Management industry, serving all facets of industry subsectors ranging from private equity and venture capital funds, corporate investment advisers, investment partnerships, hedge funds, and fund of funds. 

Vishnu has worked with various investment managers discussing fund structuring, investment valuations, financial statement disclosure requirements, and partner allocations with his clients. He has also worked on a wide range of strategies and structures, including private equity and venture investments, long/short equity, fixed income, leveraged loans, multi-strategy, domestic LP/LLC and Cayman based master-feeder / parallel fund platforms.

In addition to his client service role, Vishnu serves as a technical resource for the Asset Management practice and also focuses in ASC 820 Fair Value topic, ASC 946 Financial Statement Disclosures, and Capital Allocations. He also assists in the development of the firm’s various training materials, audit approach and in customizing audit tools specific to the Asset Management Industry.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)


B.Com., Accounting, Mumbai University