Johnson goes Kinetic

Adrian Johnson has joined the London office of Kinetic Partners, a division of Duff & Phelps, a global regulatory advisor to the financial services industry, as a managing director. Kinetic says he 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.

Johnson most recently led the accounting practice at a global regulatory advisory firm delivering outsourced business services to investment management clients. Previously he spent two years as head of finance at commodities hedge fund BlueGold Capital, and 10 years as director of finance at diversified investment management business Thames River Capital.

Julian Korek, head of compliance and regulatory consulting at Kinetic Partners said: “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.”