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Allison Walker joins Korn/Ferry International as head of hedge fund practice

Korn/Ferry International has appointed Allison Walker as a Senior Client Partner and Head of the firm's Hedge Fund Practice.

Walker joins Korn/Ferry after four years at Arden Asset Management, LLC in New York, where she served as Managing Director and Chief Administrative Officer. As a Partner in the firm, she worked side-by-side Research, Risk, Operations, Legal & Compliance, Finance and Technology with a primary focus on people, process, strategy, communications, as well as client service and development.

"Allison's expertise and in-depth experience are an outstanding addition to the Firm as we look to further expand Korn/Ferry's Hedge Fund Practice," says Mike Franzino, Korn/Ferry International, Global Head of Financial Services.

Previously, Walker spent several years as a Managing Partner and Co-Head of the Global Hedge Fund Practice at a global executive recruiting firm, conducting senior level searches for hedge fund, fund of funds and alternatives clients. She also worked as Chief Administrative Officer for Och-Ziff Capital Management, handling all aspects of global administration, human capital, recruiting, performance management, training & mentoring, facilities and soft-dollar tracking, and as Chief Operating Officer of the global equity group at Citadel LLC.

Walker earned a bachelor's degree in Humanities from University of California, Berkeley.

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