Bradley Northrop, Patrick Dennien and Toby Henry join Alpha FMC

14 August 2019 Consultancy.uk

Alpha FMC has strengthened its wealth expertise with three senior appointments to its London office. Toby Henry joins as Principal from Capco, while Bradley Northrop and Patrick Dennien both join as Senior Managers, arriving together from Big Four firm EY.

Founded in 2003, Alpha Financial Markets Consulting (Alpha FMC) provides independent advice and expert insight to asset and wealth managers, and boasts a suite of proprietary benchmarking data and other technology solutions. The fast-growing consultancy went public two years ago, and since then has been working to expand its operations as quickly as possible.

Earlier in 2019, this saw Alpha FMC launch its new dedicated Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) & Indexing practice, led by Marc Knowles and based in Alpha FMC’s London office, to respond to the growing significance of both asset classes. It also continued to spread across Europe and North America with the purchase of Axxsys, a specialist technology and management consultancy with offices in the UK, Denmark, the US and Canada. As the firm looks to maintain its growth track, it has turned its attention to the expansion of its wealth management offering.

Bradley Northrop, Patrick Dennien and Toby Henry join Alpha FMC

Toby Henry has joined Alpha FMC from Capco, where he led the firm’s Digital Wealth and Strategy practices. He brings over ten years of industry and consulting experience to his new role as Principal with Alpha FMC’s London locale, having delivered large-scale change programmes for wealth managers, asset managers and global private banks across Europe and North America. He has particular experience in emerging technology, digital transformation and fintech.

Bradley Northrop similarly brings a decade of experience to Alpha FMC, having spent his career managing technology, business change and transformation programmes, helping clients to define, manage and deliver complex projects. He was employed by EY prior to joining Alpha FMC, and has previously led a number of strategic initiatives across wealth management and financial planning, helping organisations adapt to the changing industry landscape.

Patrick Dennien also arrives from the Big Four firm, bringing nine years of experience delivering regulatory and technological change for the wealth and asset management industry to Alpha FMC. His previous work has included MiFID II and Solvency II implementation programmes, alongside various business change initiatives at private banks. He holds the CISI Investment Advice Diploma, and both he and Northrop become Senior Managers at Alpha FMC.

Kenn Taylor, Head of Wealth UK at Alpha FMC, remarked, “As our wealth practice continues to expand, we are delighted to welcome Toby, Bradley and Patrick to our team. They will bring invaluable insight and experience to our leading offering and help us deliver superlative business change initiatives for our clients.”

Wealth managers are presently seeing a rapidly changing market leading to them having to rapidly adapt their business models. As they adopt new strategies and innovative technologies to cater to the increasingly complex needs of customers, advisers and regulators, they are turning to consultants to implement change programmes. As a result, more companies in the sector are beginning to offer wealth management and financial planning services to their clients.


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