Kinetic Partners Appoints Strategic Marketing Director

Kinetic Partners, a global professional services firm to the asset management, investment banking and broking industries, has appointed Patrick Voss as strategic marketing director. He will be responsible for linking business strategy with effective marketing planning and execution across territories and service lines. He previously worked for PwC and Microsoft.

PRESS RELEASE

Kinetic Partners, the global professional services firm to the asset management, investment banking and broking industries, is delighted to mark its seventh anniversary by announcing rapid global expansion and continued growth.

The last 12 months have been an important year of growth and profitability for the Firm, which has come to be recognised as the leading provider of advisory and consulting services to asset management firms and financial institutions worldwide. Established in 2005, Kinetic Partners has grown rapidly to service over 1,300 clients globally, a 25% increase from last year, by providing a bespoke service for firms who need in-depth industry advice, analysis and valuation across borders.

This year has seen Kinetic Partners expand into two new jurisdictions, in addition to its existing offices in London, Dublin, Grand Cayman, New York and Geneva. In January, the Firm opened a new office in Hong Kong, marking the Firm’s first step into Asia, in response to the changing needs of their clients. In March, the Firm acquired AB Fund Services, a Luxembourg-based fund advisory firm, to continue building on its European footprint to provide regulatory compliance and risk management services for global and local financial services organisations operating in Luxembourg. This rapid expansion has bolstered the Firm’s presence in all of the major financial services hubs around the world, further enhancing the Firm’s global service offering for their clients who increasingly operate in multiple jurisdictions.

To support this growth, Kinetic Partners has appointed Patrick Voss as their Strategic Marketing Director. Patrick will be responsible for linking business strategy with effective marketing planning and execution across territories and service lines. Patrick previously worked for PwC and Microsoft and has a wealth of business, marketing and brand experience across professional services, technology and agency-side.

The Firm has actively grown its regulation and compliance practice in response to the continued onset of new regulations affecting the industry, including the AIFM Directive, the UK Bribery Act, the Remuneration Code, FATCA and the Dodd-Frank Reform Act; where the US team assisted almost 100 firms in preparing their SEC registrations.

Kinetic has also expanded its audit and assurance practice, much strengthened by a recent senior hire, Deborah Weston, who will head up the practice. Deborah was previously an Executive Director with Ernst & Young in London where she provided audit and assurance services specialising in the financial services sector and working with managers of hedge funds, private equity, property and traditional funds. Alongside her audit experience of both asset managers and funds, Deborah has a wealth of experience in FSA regulation and internal controls reviews, as well as technical accounting matters.

This year has also seen Kinetic Partners add to its list of awards; the Firm won ‘Best Regulatory Firm’ at the US Hedge Week Awards 2011 and ‘Best Overall Advisory Firm’ at the HFM Week US Hedge Fund Services Awards 2011. Two members of the team have also been recognised for their achievements; Claire Mascarenhas was included in Accountancy Age’s Top 35 under 35 and Marie Barber was included in Tax Journal’s Top 40 under 40.

Raymond O’Neill, a Founding Member of Kinetic Partners, commented: “Following another tumultuous year for the global financial services industry, we are delighted to have enjoyed another successful year of growth as we continue to adapt our business to meet the needs of our clients. Faced with an uncertain regulatory landscape, new demands for governance standards and changing expectations from investors, now more than ever our clients require bespoke, expert advice, and our global presence coupled with our unique expertise and experience can deliver this.

We will continue to grow our business in line with industry developments and will look to extend our global presence further in response to the changing needs of our clients.”
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About Kinetic Partners

Kinetic Partners is a global professional services firm providing regulatory consulting, compliance & remedial, corporate recovery & forensic services, risk consulting & monitoring services, tax and audit & assurance services to the asset management, investment banking and broking industries. Launched in 2005, Kinetic Partners has grown rapidly, and has a team of approximately 140 across its seven offices in London, Dublin, Grand Cayman, New York, Geneva, Hong Kong and Luxembourg. Kinetic Partners services over 1,300 clients, and has attained a reputation as the leading provider of professional services in its chosen market sectors.