Elixirr has expanded its footprint in the Financial Services arena with the launch of a Wealth Management practice. Peter Christmas, an experienced manager with a track record in the industry, has been brought in to lead the new service line.
Founded in 2009, London-based consultancy Elixirr provides management consulting services to clients across a wide range of industries, including financial services, retail, manufacturing, energy, technology, media and private equity.
In recent months Elixirr has invested considerably in its Financial Services unit, one of the firm’s largest and fastest-growing practices. In May the firm added two partners – Dieter Halfar (lead FS partner in South Africa) and Joe Dall (heads the Card & Payments practice) – and more recently Elixirr unveiled high-profile partner appointments of Chris Sullivan (former Deputy Group CEO of RBS) and Michael Spiteri (former PwC and Accenture partner).
Per the 1st of August 2015 Elixirr has added another senior advisor to its Financial Services team: Peter Christmas. The latest addition to the partner team brings 25 years of experience to the advisory firm across custody and outsourcing services within a wide variety of sectors. Christmas has held executive positions with among others Standard Chartered, Pershing, BNP Paribas and JP Morgan. The last year he worked as a freelance management consultant, consulting on projects in Wealth Outsourcing and Fund Administration. At Elixirr, Christmas has been tasked with expanding the firm’s newly established Wealth Management practice, and will work alongside partners Barry Lewis (former Credit Suisse Global Operations Managing Director), Graham Busby (one of the Elixirr’s five founding members and Retail Banking lead), as well as Dall and Halfar.
Commenting on his new role, Christmas says: “Elixirr’s proven experience in responding to digital disruption and financial services operations provides the perfect complement to my experience in dealing with the developments in UK Wealth Management. I’m very much looking forward to helping wealth managers take full advantage of the opportunities driven by regulation and demographics.”