Tue, Jul 7, 2015

Kinetic Partners appoints new managing director, enhancing global service offering

Kinetic Partners, a division of Duff & Phelps, a leading global regulatory advisor to the financial services industry, has announced that Adrian Johnson has joined its London office as a managing director. Integrating closely with Kinetic Partners’ award-winning regulatory compliance and tax advisory practice, Adrian will lead a new service to deliver outsourced business services to the investment management industry, including regulatory and financial reporting, management accounts, VAT returns, payroll and company secretarial services. This latest development at Kinetic Partners marks another exciting chapter of planned expansion and growth since it was founded in 2005 and acquired by Duff & Phelps in January 2015.

Adrian has over 20 years’ accounting and finance experience. Most recently he led the accounting practice at a global regulatory advisory firm delivering outsourced business services to investment management clients. Previously Adrian spent two years as head of finance at BlueGold Capital, a $2bn commodities hedge fund, and 10 years as director of finance at Thames River Capital, an $11bn diversified investment management business.

Julian Korek, Head of Compliance and Regulatory Consulting at Kinetic Partners, division of Duff & Phelps, said of Adrian’s arrival:

“The regulatory and fiscal requirements on financial services firms have increased significantly in recent years, with the areas of compliance, regulatory financial reporting and tax increasingly overlapping. With Adrian’s extensive accounting and finance experience, combined with Kinetic Partners’ leading expertise in regulatory compliance and tax, Adrian’s appointment represents real progress in the development of our service offering. Clients will benefit from a holistic service of integrated expertise from one trusted global provider, giving them confidence that their regulatory obligations are met and thereby allowing more time to focus on raising and investing capital”.

About Kinetic Partners

Kinetic Partners, a Division of Duff & Phelps, provides a full range of award-winning regulatory consulting, compliance consulting, risk advisory, due diligence, tax advisory, corporate recovery and forensic & dispute services to financial services clients who value their expert service delivery and unique approach. Established in 2005, they have built a multidisciplinary team of recognized experts drawn from regulators, financial institutions and leading professional services firms. They are a trusted advisor to over 1,300 clients across our 10 offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Chicago, Dublin, Luxembourg, Singapore and Switzerland.

About Duff & Phelps

Duff & Phelps is the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor with expertise in complex valuation, dispute and legal management consulting, M&A, restructuring, and compliance and regulatory consulting. The firm’s more than 2,000 employees serve a diverse range of clients from offices around the world. For more information, visit www.duffandphelps.com.

M&A advisory and capital raising services in the United States are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC. Member FINRA/SIPC. Pagemill Partners is a Division of Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC. M&A advisory and capital raising services in the United Kingdom and Germany are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities Ltd., which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Media Contact:      

Ellie Goodger
Kinetic Partners, a Division of Duff & Phelps
0207 862 0861
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Hannah Winter
Rostrum Communications
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