Mark Littlewood, Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs, delivered a forceful call for confidence in the UK post-Brexit at an event to mark the arrival in London of one of America’s largest accountancy and advisory firms.
Littlewood welcomed EisnerAmper’s arrival in London as a prime example of the possibilities for trans-Atlantic business engagement in a post-Brexit environment, suggesting that the UK, with commitment and resolve, might even look forward to matching the 4 per cent growth rate of America today. Littlewood was addressing an invited audience of 250 business leaders from across the spectrum of financial services and investment management firms.
EisnerAmper is a Tier One global accountancy firm in the US and one of the leading and largest professional services firms in the world, providing accountancy, audit, tax advisory and business advisory to clients in 14 countries across the globe. Rob Mirsky joined EisnerAmper in March as Global Head of Asset Management, to lead the firm’s expansion in Europe and commitment to servicing European clients which include hedge funds, private equity, firms, multi-asset managers, insurance firms, banks, Family Offices and private wealth advisors.
Speaking at the event last week, Mirsky acknowledged the fruitful opportunities for a new firm to join the ranks of the top tier accountancy firms in the UK. The UK accountancy profession is currently experiencing a period of review, with particular concern for the integrity of audit practice and quality.
Mirsky said: “The UK is ripe for EisnerAmper to build market share. EisnerAmper has a differentiated service from other leading accountancy/advisory firms and we are committed to building a substantial presence in the European market.”
Graham Stuart, Minister for Investment at the Department for International Trade, said: “This investment by EisnerAmper shows, once again, the strength of the UK environment for asset management firms. The USA is already our largest trading partner and biggest investor and EisnerAmper’s investment is further proof of the UK’s attractiveness in the long term.”