February 17, 2011 – U.K.-based executive search firm Kinsey Allen International has launched its San Francisco practice with the addition of DiAnn Ferguson. Ms. Ferguson will concentrate on mandates within the asset management sector on the West Coast of the U.S. “Launching a division in California is the natural next step in unifying our businesses across the U.S. and DiAnn brings a wealth of experience from both her time as a broker, trader and search consultant, “said Ken Brotherston, CEO. “Her knowledge of the asset management sector gives us an excellent opportunity to establish ourselves quickly in this growing market, before we embark on launching our Cleantech, Risk and Legal divisions later in the year. We’re extremely pleased she has agreed to join us and we look forward to working with her in the future.” 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.