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Kinetic Partners Expands Consulting Team with Three New Hires

Kinetic Partners, a global professional services firm to the asset management, investment banking and broking industry, today announced that it has appointed three new professionals to its consulting team. Patrick Crumplin, Martin Duff and Emily Benson join the Firm’s highly-regarded regulatory consulting and compliance team and all three will be based in the firm’s London office. Kinetic Partners is also delighted to announce the appointment of Angela Liotta as Global Talent Director to the Firm.

Patrick Crumplin joins Kinetic Partners as a Director, specializing in regulatory and other financial investigations and litigation support. He has over 13 years of forensic accounting, litigation support and regulatory investigations experience across a range of different industries, with a strong emphasis on the financial services sector.  Patrick has worked on and led projects in the UK, Saudi Arabia, Brunei, Switzerland, Italy, Ireland and the USA.  A particular focus of Patrick’s work has been contentions work relating to structured finance transactions.

Martin Duff joins Kinetic Partners as a Consultant, following four years in New York advising on a diverse range of risk, regulatory & compliance projects, as well as drafting expert witness testimony in respect of a number of hedge fund failures. Martin qualified to practice law in Australia in 1996 and has over 10 years’ experience in the regulation & compliance of FSA-regulated alternative and UCITS funds. He has previously worked in the consultancy business where he assisted a number of FSA- & SEC-regulated firms with their compliance arrangements, including hedge funds and private equity firms, as well as traditional fund managers and property funds.

Emily Benson joins Kinetic Partners as a Director in the consulting team, from a major retail bank where she worked as a regulatory specialist. She has a depth of experience in financial services law and regulatory requirements and their implementation in the retail and wholesale sectors. Emily’s roles have included technical specialist with FSA Enforcement, managing market abuse investigations and advising on and implementing regulatory remediation and compliance projects. Most recently she developed and led the implementation of anti-bribery requirements across a major financial services group. Emily writes and speaks regularly on financial services regulation and more recently on Bribery Act implementation.

Julian Korek, Founding Member of Kinetic Partners, commented: “We are delighted to be welcoming such high calibre professionals to the firm. They are valuable additions to the London team, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise at such a time when the industry is facing increased regulation and further scrutiny, and investors and regulators are demanding ever higher standards.”

Angela Liotta joins the firm as Global Talent Director. This newly created role will help the firm further develop the talent agenda in support of the future growth strategy. Angela joins from American Express and has over 14 years’ experience in the global financial services industry specifically in leadership development, employee engagement, learning academies, performance and talent management. 

Founding Member, David Butler added: “The appointment of Angela as Global Talent Director highlights Kinetic Partners’ belief and commitment to attracting and developing the firm’s talent pool across the partnership, and confirms that we are committed to providing clients with the highest quality advice delivered by the best professionals in the industry.”

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