KPMG promotes Greg Limb; Hymans Robertson hires Adam Porter

17 October 2016 Consultancy.uk

Greg Limb takes on the role of UK Head of Private Client Advisory, succeeding Dermot Callinan. Hymans Robertson has hired Adam Porter as Associate Investment Research Consultant in the firm’s Investment Consulting practice.

Prior to joining KPMG in 1997, Greg Limb worked at Arthur Andersen in the former professional services firm’s Tax division for almost one and a half years. Previously, from 1990 until 1996, Limb worked at Ernst & Young (EY) as a Tax Supervisor.

In his new role, Limb succeeds Dermot Callinan to the role of UK Head of Private Client Advisory. The role sees Limb responsible for leading more than 150 tax professionals including 18 KPMG Partners and Directors. Callinan who has been with KPGM since 1985, and a Partner since 1997, will retire from the firm in September next year.

A delighted Limb said, “This is a time of significant change, not just for UK tax policy but for the regulatory environment around the world. The ever-increasing mobility of people, their capital and their businesses means more and more clients have an international dimension to their affairs.” 

Greg Limb - KPMG and Adam Porter - Hymans Robertson

Limb further remarked on the retirement of Callinan, stating praise for his leadership and commitment during his five years at the helm. "He is a highly respected KPMG partner who has contributed hugely to the private client practice and the wider firm, especially in the North over the years,” the new appointee said.

Mike Linter, head of National Markets Tax at KPMG in the UK, says that he is “really pleased” about the appointment of Greg to the role, adding that “he has a market leading reputation and is well known for building strong lasting relationships with clients from entrepreneurs and family business owners, to private wealthy individuals and trustees. Our award winning private client advisory practice is the clear choice for clients, and I have great confidence in Greg’s ability to lead the UK team to continuing, and greater, success.”

Prior to joining Hymans Robertson, Adam Porter worked as a Senior Research Analyst at Xerox subsidiary, Buck Consultants for four years. Previously, he was an Investment Analyst at Towers Watson in Leeds for a little over a year. Porter started his career at the Royal Bank of Scotland as a Private Banking Assistant. Porter holds a Master of Science in Investment Analysis from the University of Stirling and a Master of Arts in Economics and Accounting from the University of Edinburgh.

Porter joins the Hymans Robertson as an Associate Investment Research Consultant in the firm’s Investment Consulting practice. Porter is tasked with leading research into multi-asset strategies and supporting research into equities and real assets.

John Walbaum, Head of Investment Consultancy at Hymans Robertson, says that he is “thrilled” about the addition of Porter to Hymans Robertson. He adds, “His considerable multi-asset experience will add further strength to the team. As our consulting and research functions are fully integrated, all our investment clients will benefit greatly from Adam’s experience.”

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