Oxera appoints Graeme Ashley-Fenn and Peter Andrews as Senior Advisors

19 December 2017 Consultancy.uk 3 min. read
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Oxera, an economics research focused consultancy firm, has welcomed two new Senior Advisors to its in-house economic-expert ranks. Former Alvarez & Marsal Partner Graeme Ashley-Fenn, who has a background in both private and public financial services firms, and Peter Andrews, who was most recently at the Financial Conduct Authority, are both set to join the team. 

Prior to joining Oxera, Graeme Ashley-Fenn worked at Gratia Consultancy as a Managing Director for more than six years. He was previously at investment firm BlackRock, where he was a Managing Director and Head of Regulatory Strategy & Advice for a year. Earlier roles during his 36 year career include Partner and Managing Director, and Head of Regulatory Advisory Services at consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal; Director at the Financial Services Authority; Director of Operations & Technology at Pitney Bowes, among others. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Economics & International Politics.

Ashley-Fenn joins the firm as a Senior Advisor, and will remain based in London. The firm will hope to leverage his extensive industry experience across a range of relevant financial market related projects, particularly on behalf of the firm’s Financial Services team.

Peter Andrews was most recently the Chief Economist at the Financial Conduct Authority for a period of four years, following almost a year as Head of Research and Economic Analysis, and nine years in various roles of increasing seniority, including Head of Cost-Benefit Analysis and Early Warnings and Manager in the Economics of Financial Regulation. Previously, between 1992 and 1995 he worked at Prudential Standards as an Assistant Director; as the Group Head Office and Policy Manager at Midland Bank; and as a Senior Manager at Deloitte. He holds a Master of Arts in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford and a Master of Science in Economic Competition and Regulation from the University of London, City.

Oxera appoints Graeme Ashley-Fenn and Peter Andrews as Senior Advisors

Andrews also joins the firm as a Senior Adviser, and will boost the firm’s financial service related credentials with more than 30 years of financial services and consulting related experience. He will work for two days per week at the firm, on projects covering strategy in finance and regulation.

Ashley-Fenn commented on his appointment, that he is “delighted to be appointed as a Senior Adviser to Oxera,” while stating that his regulatory experience will dovetail closely with behavioural and competition economics. He noted that this combined expertise will provide him with an enormous opportunity to deliver high-quality advice and support to clients.

In similar vein, Andrews indicated his excitement to be handed a new role at “a time when the ability of markets to work well is being challenged, when firms are seeking to open up new markets in response to political changes, and when increasing the efficiency of regulation is more important than ever.”

Earlier in the year, the firm also promoted two new Principals. Oxera elevated Avantika Chowdhury and Nicole Robins as part of a campaign to drive growth in the firm. Aside from their duties to advise clients in their respective areas of expertise, Competition and State Aid respectively, they were also tasked with further expanding the firm’s business.