PE-backed Alpha expands leadership team with three new hires

Alpha, which is backed by Baird Capital, has added Paul Quirk, Michael Talbot and Joe Morant to its U.S. senior leadership team. All three will be based in the firm’s New York Office. Previously, Quirk worked at LiquidHub while Talbot and Morant worked at Navigant Consulting. Alpha is a provider of consulting services to asset and wealth managers and the companies that service them.


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.”
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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:
Consulting – 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
Implementation – undertaking programme & project management for major change initiatives including fund migrations, M&A and system implementations
Benchmarking – providing a range of market leading benchmarking studies – e.g. Investment Operations, Transfer Agency, Product Development, Front Office and Support Functions
Outsourcing – leading major operations and IT outsourcing deals
Contracting – 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.
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