Alpha Financial Markets Consulting (“Alpha”), the global leader in Asset and Wealth Management consulting, has strengthened its offering in Asia with a new Executive Director. Michael Chaille, who has been appointed to extend Alpha’s consulting service offering to asset and wealth managers across the region.
The hire is a significant step in Alpha’s global expansion strategy. It comes in response to growing demand from Alpha’s clients for consulting services in these markets. Alpha’s Asian presence supports both its global clients and local asset and wealth managers in the region with specialist advice.
Alpha now has a presence in ten financial centres globally, including established offices in the UK, the US and key European locations including France, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Singapore is Alpha’s first office in Asia and the company has plans to expand its presence across the continent over the next few years.
Michael has over seventeen years of consulting experience in the asset and wealth management sector – including experience implementing transformational operating model initiatives and digital strategies. After working at Arthur Andersen and m.a.partners, Michael founded his own consulting boutique, Newtone Associates, which was sold to Chappuis Halder & Co. in 2013.
Michael holds a master’s degree in Economics and Information Technologies (HEC Lausanne) and a post-graduate degree in public institutions management (IDEHAP). He is also PMP certified and has participated in several IMD and INSEAD executive programs.
Alpha FMC’s Global Chief Executive Officer, Euan Fraser commented:
“Over the past few years, we have focussed on growing our presence in core UK, US and European markets, and we are very excited about the prospects for expanding our consulting services in Asia, and in particular Singapore and Hong Kong. We view these markets as a key component of our future growth strategy, and we see an increasing demand from our asset and wealth management clients for specialist consulting support in the region.
“Michael’s appointment marks an important milestone in the expansion of our business into Asia. Michael brings with him a fantastic reputation, track record, and experience in developing premium consulting propositions. He is the ideal candidate to grow Alpha’s business in Asia.”
Michael Chaille commented:
“The need for transformation is today a permanent challenge for asset and wealth managers. Institutions not only need sharp industry expertise but also convictions and true engagement from the teams in charge of critical initiatives. I found these traits deeply anchored in Alpha’s DNA, which I found extremely compelling and made the decision to join Alpha a very easy one. I am delighted to be joining such a talented team and I look forward to contributing to the continued growth in Asia.”