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EisnerAmper opens in London and hires KPMG partner

Tax and consulting firm EisnerAmper has opened a London office and hired former KPMG partner Robert Mirsky to lead its presence in the city.

EisnerAmper has opened an London office and hired former KPMG partner Robert Mirsky to lead its push in the UK.

Robert Mirsky

Mirsky will be head of the London office and lead the tax and consulting firm’s asset management group. EisnerAmper cited Brexit as a key factor in its decision to establish a presence in London.

“As Brexit unfolds, Europe is facing an unprecedented period of economic and regulatory challenges and opportunities. Adding Robert to our team will greatly enhance our ability to offer clients highly specialized, expert financial advisory services in this growing yet rapidly changing market.” Charles Weinstein, chief executive officer of EisnerAmper, said.

A spokesman told pfm that London maintained its status as one of the global centres of trade for financial services prior to joining and also while in the EU. “While Brexit can pose regulatory challenges to UK-based investment advisors wanting to continue doing business in the EU, it can also provide opportunities. We expect London to maintain its global status in the financial services industry, and we want to be a leader in providing accounting, tax and advisory services to an industry that will continue to flourish.”

Mirsky was partner and global head of hedge funds at KPMG, most recently in its New York office. He has worked in Big Four firms throughout the world, including in the US, UK, Italy, Thailand and the Cayman Islands.

EisnerAmper has over 180 partners and principals and 1,500 professionals.