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Following its acquisition in September of 2006 by management consulting group FTI, the former Financial Dynamics has been expanding at a rapid rate, with fees now well in excess of $150 million—enough to rank it among the top 15 in the world. Over the past 18 months, the firm has made a series of acquisitions in the U.K., the U.S., Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region as it seeks to establish itself as truly global firm, and beefed up its corporate and public affairs capabilities in an attempt to make a name for itself beyond the core financial business on which it built its reputation. One consequence of that diversification is a rebranding, which saw the firm adopt the FD name in March of last year.

 

So while FD is a relative newcomer in the Asia-Pacific region, it has made quite an impact in a relatively short time. It established its regional headquarters in Hong Kong in August of 2005, hiring the former head of Citigate Dewe Rogerson’s North Asia business, former equity research analyst and investment banker Diana Footitt, to run its Asia operations. It established a joint venture partnership with

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