Michael Beart joined Duff & Phelps in January 2015 from Kinetic Partners. As a result of Duff & Phelps’ acquisition of Kinetic Partners, Duff & Phelps created a dedicated Compliance and Regulatory Consulting Practice.
Michael is a director at Duff & Phelps and has spent his entire professional career in the investment management industry in which he has extensive practical experience both as a professional advisor and in-house specialist. The breadth of his experience spans from structuring start-up owner managed businesses all the way to working with FTSE 100 asset managers.
His particular area of expertise focuses on transfer pricing, international structuring and modeling the effective tax rates in international business structures. On a day-to-day basis he manages a portfolio of investment management clients, advising on areas such as the investment management exemption, partnership taxation, corporation tax and R&D claims, amongst other areas.
Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Michael was the in-house tax advisor at Man Group plc, one of the world’s largest independent alternative investment managers, focusing on group tax rate forecasting and reporting, tax compliance and tax risk management.