KPMG has strengthened its Economics and Disputes practice with the appointment of Yael Selfin. She joins from boutique consultancy Edymar, where she spent the past two years. Selfin, a former employee of rival PwC, has been appointed as a Director at the global accounting and consulting firm.
The Economics and Disputes practice of KPMG helps clients with economics advisory (e.g. Econometric Model Validation, Antitrust and Competition, Industry Economics), financial economics (e.g. Financial valuations, Market Manipulation) and regulation advisory (e.g. Cost allocation, Tariff disputes).
Selfin has more than 15 years of experience in economics advisory. The past two years she led Edymar, a boutique consulting firm she created, which combined economics and strategy with data analytics to advise companies and governments on their growth opportunities. Prior to Edymar, Selfin was a Partner at Volterra and before that a Director at Big 4 firm PwC, where she worked as Head of Macro Consulting.
In her new role, Selfin will strengthen the Competition Economics service line within the Economics and Disputes practice, and be responsible for advising KPMG clients on how the economic environment will impact their businesses. Launched in 2011, the service line has grown strongly to the current 20 competition economists. Recent additions include Maria Maher, who joined in February this year from counterpart AlixPartners, Claudio Calcagno, who previously worked in the chief economist's team at DG Competition, and Josh White, who joined from Analysis Group.
Selfin’s team will prepare economic scenarios and use data analytic techniques to create business projections and counsel clients on their future growth strategy. “This is a fantastic opportunity to build a business that can help KPMG clients plan more effectively for the future; companies that truly grasp the new economic environment and its implications for business should be in a great position to benefit from the economic recovery,” comments Selfin on her new role.
Bill Robinson, Chairman of the Economics and Regulation practice at KPMG says, “We are extremely pleased to have recruited Yael to add a macroeconomic dimension to our thriving practice. She has demonstrated strong entrepreneurial and team building skills in her previous roles, and I am confident that, with the support of the KPMG network, she will quickly build a business that offers innovative macroeconomic solutions to a wide range of clients.”