June 15, 2010 – U.K.-based executive search firm Kinsey Allen International has opened a new office in Boston, focused on key hires within the asset management market; the firm expects to employ five by the end of the year. The new location will be run by Katie Vande Water, who joins as director and head of asset management – U.S. Ms. Vande Water previously worked in in-house search for Wellington Management Company LLC, Putnam Investments and spent several years with a global executive search firm. ”Boston is the command centre for investment management in the U.S. The city is also New England’s financial and business hub, so we see this as playing an important part in our expansion across the country,” said Ken Brotherston, CEO. Kinsey Allen International provides executive search services across the financial and professional services market with a particular emphasis on corporate finance, infrastructure & structured finance, asset management, alternative investments, equities, fixed income, energy & commodities, risk, compliance, legal, insurance, pensions, and tax. The firm has offices in New York, Hong Kong, Munich, Paris, London, Brighton, Zurich and Doha.