Alpha FMC appoints new Executive Director for Asia expansion drive

23 February 2018 3 min. read
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The London-based asset and wealth management consultancy Alpha FMC has appointed Michael Chaille to lead the firm’s expansion into Asia. Chaille has over 17 years of consulting experience in wealth and assets management.

Taking on the role of Executive Director in Asia, Chaille will be tasked with extending Alpha FMC’s regional offerings from its first Asian office in Singapore, as the firm embarks on a bid to expand its presence across the continent over the next few years – in step with the company’s aggressive recent growth strategy.

Founded in 2003 in the UK, the fast-growing firm currently has ten global offices, including a presence in the key financial markets of London, New York, The Hague and Paris, with Geneva added to Alpha FMC’s growing list of locales in March of last year, at which point the firm had registered nearly £44 million in revenues over the previous twelve months, compared to £6.7 million for the corresponding period in 2011.

Described by the consulting firm as a “significant step in Alpha’s global expansion strategy,” the latest senior appointment follows the company’s recent public listing on the London Stock Exchange, raising £125.4 million from its IPO, which the private-equity backed firm said at the time would enable it, through the pay-down of its debt facilities, to “invest more readily in future expansion.”

Michael Chaille, Executive Director at Alpha

“Over the past few years, we have focused on growing our presence in core UK, US and European markets, and we are very excited about the prospects for expanding our consulting services in Asia, and in particular Singapore and Hong Kong,” Euan Fraser, Alpha FMC’s Global CEO, said of the latest announcement, adding that the move comes in response to a growing demand from the firm’s clients for its specialist services in the region. 

Michael Chaille

Leading that response, Chaille brings to table over 17 years of consulting experience in the asset and wealth management sector – including experience implementing transformational operating model initiatives and digital strategies. Fraser said; “Michael brings with him a fantastic reputation, track record, and experience in developing premium consulting propositions. He is the ideal candidate to grow Alpha’s business in Asia.”

Chaille is not unfamiliar with the local market, having acted as a Partner and Senior Advisor for financial services consulting firm Chappuis Halder & Co. in Singapore since 2013 – following the firm’s purchase of Newtone Associates, a boutique management consulting outfit which Chaille had founded in Geneva in 2008, prior to which he had served as a Senior Consultant with Arthur Andersen (followed by BearingPoint) and a Senior Manager at capital markets consultancy m.a partners.

“I am delighted to be joining such a talented team and I look forward to contributing to the continued growth in Asia,” Chaille said of his appointment, “The need for transformation is today a permanent challenge for asset and wealth managers. Institutions not only need sharp industry expertise but also convictions and true engagement from the teams in charge of critical initiatives. I found these traits deeply anchored in Alpha’s DNA, which I found extremely compelling and made the decision to join Alpha a very easy one.”