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EY appoints 753 partners globally

EY has promoted 753 of its people to partner, its largest increase since 2008 and a 12% increase over 2014.

The global firm increased the number of female partners to 232, up by 33% compared with 2014. Emerging markets were another area of growth, representing 33% of all promotions.

By service line, assurance accounted for the largest number of partner promotions with 42% (315), followed by tax with 24% (179), advisory with 22% (167), and transaction advisory services with 10% (78). Additionally, 2% of promotions were within business support services.

Geographically, Americas appointed 312 partners, Asia- Pacific 143, EMIA 267 and Japan 31.

EY chief executive officer and global chairman Mark Weinberger said: "I am proud of the diversity - in gender and geography - of this year's class. This is a powerful example of the investment we make to develop local and diverse teams. It also speaks to these partners' ability to out-innovate and outperform. I extend my congratulations to our new partners, along with their families, and applaud their achievements."

Throughout financial year 2015, EY total headcount increased by more than 20,000 to 210,000 globally.

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