Associate Director, Wealth Management, Axxsys Consulting, Switzerland

 

Axxsys Consulting is part of the Alpha Financial Markets Consulting (Alpha FMC) group, the leading global consultancy to the asset and wealth management industry. We are a boutique management consulting firm that offers the world’s top asset and wealth managers a competitive edge through our expertise and industry insight. Our team is of a uniquely high calibre and by focusing on asset and wealth management alone we build deep knowledge and experience within our industry. We work with a blue-chip client base, including 21 of the top 25 largest global asset management firms, and work with over 130 clients across the globe. We have our headquarters located the United Kingdom, as well as offices in major global financial centres across the United States, Canada, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Denmark and Asia. Axxsys represents the technology implementation / business integration arm of the Alpha group, with deep expertise in delivering change and transformation programmes centred around Asset & Wealth technology solutions.

To clients, we are a trusted partner for creating programmes, however, we are so much more to our employees. At Alpha, we pride ourselves in being meritocratic environment perfect for building a career, meeting great people, as well as a rewarding place to work.

Our Corporate Strategy

Alpha is increasingly establishing ourselves as the leading consultancy to the global asset and wealth management industry. To date, we have grown and been successful by deploying the highest calibre of consulting expertise to our clients. Unlike our competitors, we are:

  • Sector focussed: because we have always focussed exclusively on Asset and Wealth Management, we provide deep and focussed knowledge that our competitors cannot match
  • Global: we operate seamlessly across geographies, allowing us to service the largest global clients with the highest calibre of consultant

As we seek to continue the successful growth of our business, 3 of the key pillars of our strategy are as following:

  1. Replicate the success we’ve had in Asset and Wealth Management across Insurance (firstly) and then wider Financial Services in time – always maintaining a focus on core industry knowledge
  2. Focus on Europe – a market which provides us with a strong potential for growth, and where we still have a comparably small presence
  3. Develop Axxsys as a complementary offering to our core consulting proposition

Axxsys

Axxsys is being built out as a core pillar of our business, providing complementary services to our core consulting proposition described above.

Alongside our high-touch, high-knowledge consulting proposition, Axxsys will complete our proposition to clients, enabling Alpha to provide a full, end-to-end support service across all aspects of a client’s change journey. Specifically, Axxsys will:

  • Provide knowledgeable resources who can implement, configure and support the major Wealth Management platforms used by our clients
  • Form a range of partnerships with key vendors to position itself as a preferred implementation partner for major business applications
  • Assist our clients with their journey to the next generation of cloud-based architectures
  • Help clients to define and implement their future state data architectures
  • Help clients with bespoke development that complements their core application architecture
  • Provide knowledgeable and client-focussed support for client’s major applications, including upgrades, migrations and business-as-usual issue management

By comparison to our advisory consulting staff, Axxsys resources will be:

  • Able to implement, configure and support key business applications
  • Able to build out and implement data management strategies across client organisations
  • Able to undertake bespoke development, including of key data interfaces

Role Responsibilities:

The Associate Director, Wealth Management will report to Jubin Majlessi – Head of Europe, Axxsys Consulting – and be vested with the following areas of responsibility:

  • Build the Axxsys business in allocated European regions
  • Lead the development of propositions and collateral for Axxsys that form the basis of our ‘go-to-market’ approach
  • Actively and independently pursue business development opportunities across our target client base, working in concert with the consulting team in the EU to develop joint opportunities where appropriate
  • Actively contribute to the delivery of client projects
  • Develop and put in place appropriate partnerships / collaboration agreements with key vendors that position Axxsys as a leading implementation partner for those vendors in the industry
  • Work with the Axxsys executive team to develop and promote cross region services to our clients.
  • Put in place and execute a recruitment plan to build out the appropriate organisational structure in Europe, and recruit suitably qualified and specialist resources to deliver Axxsys propositions
  • Develop a culture within Axxsys which is aligned with Alpha’s meritocratic and inclusive values, and positions Axxsys as the best place to work amongst competitor organisations
  • Deliver results based on P/L targets for the region

  Role Requirements (Skills, Experience and Qualifications):

  • A strong and credible knowledge of the Wealth Management industry, and the platforms, technology and operating models that drive it
  • An in-depth understanding of market trends, drivers and outlook of the Wealth Management market
  • Deep experience in advisory and delivery with the ability to create a client presence including oversight of active projects
  • Track record of being able to build propositions in the fields of technical and business consulting
  • A strong personal network of contacts (across the asset and wealth management industries and potentially beyond) which can be leveraged for business development with Axxsys
  • A minimum of 10 years proven experience (with preference for 15+ years) in the delivery of consulting or change projects, gained within a leading financial institution, financial software vendor or consulting firm
  • Significant experience working with ‘blue-chip’ Financial Services organisations, preferably Asset or Wealth Managers, on a wide range of assignments
  • Excellent communication skills and a clear ability to lead and inspire.
  • The ability to proffer good mentorship and coaching skills towards other team members
  • Strong academic background from a leading institution
  • Willingness to travel

Benefits

This is a strategically critical role for Alpha. We will offer:

  • A competitive base salary for a suitably senior profile
  • Fantastic opportunity to be entrepreneurial in a growing market with a reputable company brand
  • 25 days’ holiday additional to bank holidays
  • Supportive, social and collaborative environment
  • Comprehensive training and development programmes

At Axxsys we are committed to employing individuals from all backgrounds, that reflects the multi-cultural society we live in. We pride ourselves on operating an inclusive working environment and providing the best people to meet our client’s expectations of service.

If you are interested in joining a flexible, ambitious and growing consultancy, then please send your CV to career@axxsysconsulting.com.

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