Alpha FMC appoints Paul Tan as Director in Singapore

03 September 2019 Consultancy.asia

Wealth management consultancy Alpha FMC has appointed ex-Oliver Wyman principal Paul Tan as a director for its Asia Pacific practice.

With operations in twelve major financial centres worldwide – including Singapore – Alpha FMC serves as an adviser to the asset and wealth management industry, boasting 80 percent of the top twenty global asset managers by AUM among its clientele. Founded in 2003, Alpha went public a little under two years ago and has since set out on significant expansion drive amid impressive revenue growth, including through the purchase of Axxsys Consulting in June.

To assist with its expansion in the Asia Pacific, the firm early last year recruited experienced consultant Michael Chaille as its regional executive director, and has now backed that up with the appointment of former Oliver Wyman principal Paul Tan as an Asia director based out of Singapore. Tan brings over fifteen years of Financial Services consulting experience to the role, both in the Singapore market and at the regional and global level.

“Paul’s recruitment will allow us to accelerate the development of our market presence and scale in the region,” commented Chaille. This great appointment shows further commitment to the creation of a truly local Alpha team in the same mould that has made us successful in other locations.” In addition to Singapore, Alpha – which was founded in the UK – currently has offices in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Zurich and New York among its international locales.Paul Tan, Director at Alpha FMCGraduating with a Masters in Manufacturing Engineering (specialised in business and process optimisation) from the University of Cambridge in 2005, Tan joined global management consultancy Oliver Wyman’s practice in the Asia Pacific, where he spent nearly the next nine years rising to the rank of Principal and serving in the areas of strategy consulting, corporate & institutional banking, finance & risk management, and performance measurement among others.

From there, Tan in 2013 joined Greenwich Associates as Managing Director, Head of Corporate & Institutional Banking, Asia Pacific, before being elevated to Managing Director for the financial service sector-focused data and analytics firm’s Asia & Middle East business – having overseen expansion to India and the Middle East. Tan crosses from executive search and leadership consultancy Spencer Stuart in Singapore, where he been for the past year.

According to Alpha, Tan’s expertise spans operating model design, business development strategy as well as distribution and client experience management. “Accepting the opportunity to join the team in Asia was an easy decision, having seen both the cultural fit and then the tangible and specialised expertise the firm brings to clients globally,” Tan said. “I am excited to be part of the team at Alpha and promote its growth and localisation in the region.”

In addition to the Axxsys pick-up, Alpha FMC has also in recent months been boosting its bench-strength at the global level, including with the recruitment of former Accenture employee Emma Haffenden as a Senior Manager to help with the expansion of Alpha’s bench-marking practice. More recently, the firm’s UK branch welcomed senior appointments Toby Henry, Bradley Northrop and Patrick Dennien, the former from from Capco, and the latter pair from Ernst & Young.


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