Alpha FMC Expands Senior Leadership to Support US Business Growth

      Alpha FMC Expands Senior Leadership to Support US Business Growth  Global leader in asset management consulting announces key step in the development of their US business  PR Newswire  NEW YORK, June 9, 2014  NEW YORK, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Alpha is pleased to announce that the firm has added three senior leaders to its New York office. The growth of the US Senior Leadership team reflects Alpha's plans for the rapid expansion of its US business.  The three new hires – Paul Quirk, Michael Talbot and Joe Morant - will work alongside EVP Jane Conway to bolster Alpha's US service offering, and extend coverage for Alpha's global clients.  Paul Quirk brings substantial experience in Front Office Technology, and adds a very strong network with both New York and global Asset Managers. Quirk joins Alpha from Liquid Hub, and previously owned his own successful consulting business.  Michael Talbot and Joe Morant both join Alpha from Navigant Consulting (NCI), where they co-led Navigant's Asset Management consulting practice.  Talbot has over 25 years of consulting experience to the Financial Services Industry. Throughout his career, Talbot has advised clients on a broad range of operational, technology and transformation engagements, including technology evaluations and implementations, operational improvement, and governance compliance framework development.  Morant brings over 20 years of experience in the asset management industry where he held key leadership roles at service providers, advisory firms and at Asset Managers including Nuveen, Bank of New York Mellon and Old Mutual, in the US and in Europe.  Since its inception 10 years ago, Alpha has grown rapidly, and is the leading consulting firm to the asset management industry with over 80 employees and 45 associates currently supporting clients in 10 countries.  Commenting on the appointments, Global CEO Euan Fraser said, "Alpha is already recognised as the leading asset management consultancy in Europe. The addition of Paul, Michael and Joe into our US leadership team will drive our ambition to create the world's leading asset management consultancy, and provide a stand-out service offering to all our global clients."  Notes to Editors  About Alpha Financial Markets Consulting  Alpha FMC is a leading global provider of consulting services to asset and wealth managers and the companies that service them.Alpha FMC has offices in the UK, Luxembourg, France and the USA and provides the following services to its clients:    oConsulting - undertaking fact-based consulting, system selection and     provider selection, drawing in many cases on the extensive benchmark data     collected as part of our benchmarking studies   oImplementation – undertaking programme & project management for major     change initiatives including fund migrations, M&A and system     implementations   oBenchmarking – providing a range of market leading benchmarking studies –     e.g. Investment Operations, Transfer Agency, Product Development, Front     Office and Support Functions   oOutsourcing – leading major operations and IT outsourcing deals   oContracting - providing contractors with independent verification of their     performance and track record under a separate brand: Omega Contracts  In October 2013, Alpha took a Private Equity Investment from Baird Capital.  Please visit www.alphafmc.com  SOURCE Alpha FMC  Website: http://www.alphafmc.com Contact: Elizabeth Macneal, Alpha FMC Marketing Department, Alpha Financial Markets Consulting, Tel (UK): +44 (0)20 7796 9300, Tel (US): + 1 212 519 9819, Email: connect@alphafmc.com  
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