Alpha launches diversity and inclusion programmes

23 October 2015 3 min. read
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Alpha FMC has, in partnership with the 30% Club, Stonewall and SEO London, launched three distinct programmes: ‘Women in Alpha’, ‘Pride in Alpha’ and ‘Cultural Diversity in Alpha’ to improve diversity and inclusion in its own ranks as well as those within corporates.

Alpha FMC is an asset management consultancy, with expertise and capabilities in strategy & advisory, evaluation & selection, implementation & execution, and benchmarking. The firm specialises in, among others, M&A integration, digital & marketing, client service & reporting, operations & outsourcing and regulatory. Alpha was founded in 2003 and has office in five major financial centres: London, New York, Paris, The Hague and Luxembourg.

To formalise its long-standing commitment to diversity within its ranks, the consulting firm is presenting three distinct diversity programmes. To launch the programmes, Alpha is joining hands with three partners: the 30% Club, which aims to improve business performance through diversifying the board level; Stonewall, a LGBT focused charity that supports individuals to work out how they can make a difference for LGBT people at work, home and in their communities; and SEO London, a charity that supports young and under-represented people maximise their opportunities for university and career success.

Alpha FMC launches diversity programmes

For each programme, aimed to support different groups to join and flourish in the firm’s ranks, Alpha will provide mentors from its senior team, as well as develop best practice guidelines from each of its partners to provide employer/employee training. The programmes are as follows:

  • Women in Alpha involves the development of a programme that is focused on improving the proportion of women in executive roles in leading corporations and will be led by Olivia Vinden through partnership with the 30% Club.
  • Pride in Alpha will be the firm’s flagship LGBT programme in partnership with Stonewall. The programme will be led by Sam Iles who will work as a Diversity Champion with Stonewall.
  • Cultural Diversity in Alpha is a programme led by Divakar Padmanathan that aims to provide support for those with diverse social-economic backgrounds find their way into business life; the programme is offered in partnership with SEO London.

Euan Fraser

Speaking about the launch of this initiative, sponsor and Global CEO of Alpha FMC Euan Fraser says: “I am delighted to launch and sponsor our Diversity and Inclusion programme. We have always had an open, diverse and inclusive culture and this strategy will help to ensure those core values remain embedded in our business as we continue to grow. The team have selected some great partners which will allow Alpha to lead not only in our internal diversity work, but also play a significant external role helping to encourage a more diverse consulting and financial services industry. As a people business, I believe we have strength in diversity; and formalising this will help ensure we continue to deliver outstanding service to our clients. I am delighted to sponsor this initiative and look forward to working with the team as they roll out the programme.”