Age Lindenbergh boosts Alvarez team in Benelux

02 March 2015

Alvarez & Marsal has poached Age Lindenbergh from KPMG to be the firm’s Managing Director and leader of its Financial Services transactions team in Europe. Lindenbergh’s 15 years of experience advising financial institutions, including providing support for financial institution restructuring after the crisis, will boost Alvarez & Marsal’s expansion into The Benelux region.

Age Lindenbergh has more than 15 years of experience in advising financial institutions in regulatory, transactions and operational issues. He transfers from KPMG in Amsterdam, which he joined in 2008, and served as a Partner in the firm’s Transactions & Restructuring Financial Services. During this period Lindenbergh attended a number of profession roles within the firm, including its FS EMA Ambassador Regulatory Center of Excellence from 2010, he was also a member of its Global Steering Committee Capital Markets from 2011, and Global Head Exchanges and Market infrastructure from 2011. Lindenbergh played a senior role in transactions and restructuring at KPMG Amsterdam, leading restructuring engagements and supporting banks and insurers with their capital planning in the post crisis period. Lindenbergh holds a Master's degree in Financial and business economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

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Per January 2015 Lindenbergh has decided to take on a new challenge, and joined Alvarez & Marsal to take over the role of Managing Director of its European Transaction Advisory and Financial Services sector team. Lindenbergh will bring his extensive experience in creating customised solutions that address complex acquisition, disposal and restructuring situations. His past saw him involved in the restructuring of banks across Europe and provided support on some of the most prominent State Aid restructuring situations in The Netherlands, Ireland and Cyprus. Lindenbergh main task will be further developing A&M’s presence in the cross-border Benelux region, as well as working closely with A&M’s Financial Industry Advisory Services business across Europe.

Adrian Balcombe, Head of A&M’s European Transaction Advisory Group, says: “Our transactions practice has enjoyed rapid international growth since inception. Our expansion into The Benelux, under the leadership of Age, will further augment our strong client offering in Europe. Age brings a wealth of local knowledge and experience that will prove extremely valuable to our clients in this region.”

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Paul Aversano, Global Head of the Transaction Advisory Group, adds: “As the European financial services industry continues to experience considerable change, increased activity in merger and acquisitions is predicted along with the sector’s evolving pan-European orientation. Within the private equity market, traditional financial accounting and tax support will need to be bolstered with the bench strength of operational, industry and functional expertise. Age’s experience helping financial institutions manage and create value from these complex issues will benefit our clients.”

Lindenbergh says: “A&M has a strong heritage in both restructuring and transactions advisory which provides the perfect vantage point to help clients address a range of issues including optimising business models, providing strategic transaction support and creating value over the course of the investment lifecycle from due diligence to post acquisition."

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Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of partners

18 April 2019

Three senior level consultants have been boosted to the rank of Partner at Quantum Advisory, as the firm works to meet heightened levels of client demand. Aled Edwards, Amanda Burdge and Chris Heirene become Partners as long-time Quantum member Rob Davies retires in May after 15 years as a Partner at the firm.

Founded in 2000, Quantum Advisory provides pension and employee benefits services to employers, scheme trustees and members, with five offices across the UK. The firm has enjoyed exponential growth in recent years, following a number of major client wins and booming demand for its services. It opened a new office in Bristol in 2016 to service the South West and in 2017 relocated its Cardiff office to a larger site within the Welsh capital to house the increased workforce. More recently, Quantum relocated its Amersham, Birmingham and London offices to more spacious premises in the centre of both cities to cope with demand.

The financial services consultancy, which employs 115 people across the UK, has promoted three senior team members to Partner, as part of its wider growth plans. The firm has moved Aled Edwards from Principal Consultant & Actuary, while Amanda Burdge has ascended from Principal Investment Consultant. Chris Heirene, former IT Manager, has also joined the ten current Partners at Quantum.

Aled Edwards most recently managed the actuarial team within Quantum’s Cardiff office as well as providing technical training for all staff. He boasts more than 17 years of pensions experience. He started his career as an Actuary at Jardine Lloyd Thompson’s Bristol wing, before joining Quantum in 2011. Edwards is also the President of the Welsh Actuarial Society (WAS), which supports actuaries and actuarial students living or working in Wales.

Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of Partners

Amanda Burdge joined Quantum’s team in 2001, as one of the fledgling firm’s first employees. Most recently she was a Principal Investment Consultant with the firm, and with more than a quarter of a century’s experience in the sector, she is responsible for providing investment advice to many of Quantum’s key clients with both defined benefit and defined contribution schemes. Prior to her time with Quantum, Burdge spent two years as a consultant with SBJ Benefit Consultants (now Capita), and three years with Tesco Pension Trustees. She currently sits on the Regulation Committee for the Pensions Management Institute.

Chris Heirene initially worked with Quantum as an IT Consultant with Teamwork Technology Services and then UES for over five years, before finally joining the firm itself in 2011. He is now responsible for Quantum’s IT systems across all of its offices, including the network and core server infrastructure which supports the business. Heirene is heavily involved in utilising IT to improve and build upon the processes in place throughout Quantum.

David Deidun, Partner at Quantum Advisory, said of the promotions, “This is a very exciting time for Quantum. The recent round of promotions fully recognise the hard work and dedication shown by the three, all of whom go above and beyond for the company. I’ve no doubt that Aled, Amanda and Chris will settle into their new roles with ease and look forward to working together to grow Quantum even further.”

The news comes as Rob Davies retires in May, after spending fifteen years as a Partner at Quantum. A qualified actuary, Davies was instrumental in setting up Quantum’s Investment Division, specialising in aiding clients with their investment strategies. He will remain with the company on a part-time consultancy basis, while working with several clients in the Fiduciary Manager area.