Nicolas Xanthopoulos, CEO of Alpha FMC introduces the company and shares his vision for the Asset and Wealth management industry.

Could you tell us more about yourself?

I have been overseeing the Alpha FMC Luxembourg office for the last 8 years. At the beginning of the journey, Alpha was relatively unknown and in Luxembourg we were just two consultants. Over the years, we have developed our brand and team. Now we have 23 full-time resources that are continuously delivering high value for our clients. Our specialized advisors support our clients through the issues they are facing on a day-to-day basis. My role consists of ensuring the continuous development of our presence by recruiting the best talent and delivering outstanding results for our clients. I will participate in the first edition of the European Finance Summit, and I am excited to have another opportunity to discuss the latest trends in the Asset and Wealth Management industry. In particular, I look forward to sharing our views on the market’s fluctuating landscape regarding consolidation, operations improvements, regulations and compliance, digitalization, shrinking margins, and automation.

 

Please tell us about Alpha FMC.

Alpha Financial Markets Consulting Group has been active since 2003 and has been a publicly listed company since 2017. We provide consulting services to the Asset and Wealth management industry players. We offer a range of services that include consulting, benchmarking and project implementation services. We support our clients along their entire value chain, covering the front, middle and back-office activities across themes such as operations, data, compliance, IT and distribution. We are headquartered in the UK and present in all major financial centers globally. Our 420+ team has been supporting over 350 clients across the globe with a coverage of 80% of the top 100 global asset managers and servicers.

 

What differentiates Alpha from other consulting firms?

The philosophy of Alpha has always been to bring high value to our clients. This value is the result of several factors. Firstly, we perform exclusively consulting work with a unique focus on Asset and Wealth Management. As such, all our resources come with relevant experience of the industry and expand their knowledge with each new assignment. The other success factor is our recruitment focus, where we look to recruit the best candidates. Finally, we operate as one single company across all our locations, promoting inter-office collaboration. This allows us to bring the relevant subject matter experts for each client’s needs. But most importantly, we have created an environment where our teams can grow and progress based on their merits.

 

Why have you decided to become a sponsor of the European Finance Summit? 

We have been in a partnership with Farvest for 2 years and we believe that the European Finance Summit will become one of the EU key events in the finance industry, as Farvest already had the experience of organizing successful events with the ICT Spring as an example. Hence, at Alpha, we are happy to support knowledge exchange and collaboration in the Financial industry as well as give back to the wider community.

 

Tell us more about the Alpha speaker - Olivia Vinden

When we were asked to support the event with a moderator, Olivia Vinden was an obvious choice. Olivia is a Director in our London office and leads our Fintech practice. She is an expert in emerging technology with a particular interest in Automation & AI. She is also on the advisory board of Velocity, the Fintech accelerator run by the Investment Association. She previously completed a six months secondment at a blockchain startup focused on the post-trade industry. Overall, Olivia has 15 years of experience with large transformational change programs within Asset and Wealth Management. She has designed and implemented a number of different solutions covering the front, middle and back-office.

We are very excited to be part of this first edition of the European Finance Summit. We firmly believe that this event will become one of the major rendez-vous of the European Asset and Wealth management industry. We will have a booth and are happy to catch up with all guests.


Publié le 27 février 2020