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John Collins has been appointed a member at Kinetic Partners to extend the firm’s growing range of risk services.
In addition to the risk and valuation services platform, Collins (pictured) will develop a broader range of risk consultancy services to investment banks, prime brokers, asset servicers, large asset managers and hedge funds.
Kinetic Partners will offer consulting skills across the spectrum of risk: market risk, credit risk, liquidity risk, regulatory risk and reporting, operational risk, and risk control/middle office.
Collins has a strong background in risk management. He joins Kinetic Partners having founded and built Rule Financial’s risk practice from a standing start to an established risk advisory practice.
Prior to his role at Rule Financial, Collins was managing director at the reinsurer Swiss Re, where he led the integration of portfolio and trading risk management platforms across a USD250bn portfolio of proprietary assets.
He began his career as an accountant and auditor with Baker Tilly, before moving into investment banking at Morgan Stanley and then Citi, where he worked in structured products, alternative investments, and the asset servicing businesses.
Collins says: “It is very exciting to be joining Kinetic Partners at such a pivotal time for the financial services industry. Our RVS platform already provides investment managers with highly sought-after, independent and outsourced risk and analytic services. We have a dominant position advising hedge funds in London – 65 per cent of the larger funds are clients – and our investment banking presence is growing. I am looking forward to building our risk services so that we offer clients the best possible advice and solution line-up with regard to their risk management challenges.”
Julian Korek, a founding member of Kinetic Partners, adds: “We are delighted to have John on-board to bolster our already successful risk and valuation service. At a time when investors and regulators are demanding that financial institutions implement stronger risk management processes, it has become even more essential that we can offer all our clients the best service possible in this area.”
Kinetic Partners has also hired two team members to work on global consulting assignments related to its growing liquidation and forensics practice.
Krissa E. Jeffers joins Kinetic Partners as a consultant specialising in forensics and insolvency. Her expertise includes managing investigations, large-scale fraud engagements, insolvencies, and other litigious situations. Prior to joining Kinetic Partners, she spent six years with KPMG, including three years in the Cayman Islands.
Jon Yamaoka has also joined Kinetic Partners as a consultant and will focus on forensics, disputes and insolvency. Prior to joining Kinetic Partners, he spent three years with Huron Consulting Group in New York.
"Our firm has a strong team in place already and the combined skills of these two new hires further augment our ability to meet client demands in the areas of liquidation and forensics. Concerns about conflicts of interest are keen in light of the recent Goldman Sachs saga and we expect the impending financial reform bill to have a significant impact,” adds Korek.
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