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Allison Walker Joins Korn Ferry as Head of Hedge Fund Practice

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NEW YORK, June 27, 2012 – Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced that Allison Walker has joined the firm as a Senior Client Partner and Head of the firm’s Hedge Fund Practice.

Ms. Walker joins Korn/Ferry after four years at Arden Asset Management, LLC in New York, where she served as Managing Director and Chief Administrative Officer.  As a Partner in the firm, she worked side-by-side Research, Risk, Operations, Legal & Compliance, Finance and Technology with a primary focus on people, process, strategy, communications, as well as client service and development. 

“Allison’s expertise and in-depth experience are an outstanding addition to the Firm as we look to further expand Korn/Ferry’s Hedge Fund Practice,” said Mike Franzino, Korn/Ferry International, Global Head of Financial Services.

Previously, Ms. Walker spent several years as a Managing Partner and Co-Head of the Global Hedge Fund Practice at a global executive recruiting firm, conducting senior level searches for hedge fund, fund of funds and alternatives clients. She also worked as Chief Administrative Officer for Och-Ziff Capital Management, handling all aspects of global administration, human capital, recruiting, performance management, training & mentoring, facilities and soft-dollar tracking, and as Chief Operating Officer of the global equity group at Citadel LLC.

Ms. Walker earned a bachelor’s degree in Humanities from University of California, Berkeley.

About Korn/Ferry International
Korn/Ferry International is a premier global provider of talent management solutions, with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  The firm delivers services and solutions that help clients cultivate greatness through the attraction, engagement, development and retention of their talent. Visit www.kornferry.com for more information on Korn/Ferry International, and www.kornferryinstitute.com for thought leadership, intellectual property, and research.

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