EY says that 733 people have been promoted to partner across the globe. For the fifth consecutive year, women and emerging markets represent nearly a third of this year’s new partner class, at 30% and 33% respectively. Similarly, audit once again represents nearly a third of new partners, at 28%.

On a geographical basis, the Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) area had the largest proportion of new partners, with 275 promotions (38%), followed by the Americas area, with 264 promotions (36%). New partners in the Asia-Pacific area totaled 194 (26%). Across Asean, there were 45 new Partners, of which 38% are women.

By service line, assurance accounted for the largest proportion of partner promotions, with 241 (33%). It was followed by tax, with 188 (26%); advisory, with 186 (25%); and transaction advisory services, with 110 (15%). Additionally, 8 new partners (1%) were named within business support.