Asset managers are experiencing a time of unprecedented change, but smart decision-making can allow businesses to thrive in a crowded market.
Asset managers have been feeling the pressure from an increasingly complex regulatory environment further complicated by the advent of FinTech disruptors continuing to shift the rule book altogether. In addition, changes in consumer behaviour means that new investors aren’t jumping into traditional channels with cost pressures further compounding matters. In addition, the creation of digital assets has revolutionised how money is created, transferred, stored and owned and organisations will need to be able to respond to meet these challenges and adapt to new ways of doing business.
Remote ways of working and provision of customer services have brought about further changes to the ways in which business is conducted with such changes expected to be permanently embedded within process and practice.
To be successful in such a changing environment will require not only a strategy that considers each and every aspect of the business, including new asset classes and markets, but also a clear understanding, through data and analytics of each process within the entity and how this contributes to the overall success of the organisation.
Our team are at hand to help asset managers re-think everything, from pricing and operating models to coopetition and convergence. Our deep understanding of the regulatory landscape and industry insights allow us to take a proactive approach to put you on the front foot.
Shakeel Aslam joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson during the second half of 2021, and is a Fellow Chartered Accountant as well as a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute with more than 25 years of Financial Services experience in the areas of governance, risk, compliance, internal audit and controls across banking, brokerage, wealth management and payment institutions.
He has previously worked with KPMG, Merrill Lynch and Grant Thornton and worked extensively on many international projects in the Middle East and South East Asia within Banking and Capital Markets.Get in touch with Shakeel Aslam
Rakesh is the Managing Partner and Group Chairman of MHA MacIntyre Hudson and MHA, as well as Chairman of the firm’s London Head Office and the Southern Region. In addition to his governance role, much of his time is devoted to business advisory work with a diverse portfolio of clients.
He is head of the firm’s Financial Services and lead Partner of Baker Tilly’s global financial sector team. Rakesh also leads on the firms work in the Natural Resources arena and with Listed Companies and Public Interest Entities.
Rakesh is the Reporting and Relationship Partner for two listed companies, a number of other Public Interest Entities, seven UK banks and the European arm of one of the largest banks in the world.
As a senior director of Baker Tilly International, Rakesh is proactively leading collaborative working between Baker Tilly International global offices.
Rakesh is a non-executive director of a listed Real Estate Investment Trust and Chairman of the Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee. Until recently he was also Chairman of the Risk and Audit Committee of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.
His all-round experience helps Rakesh advise clients from a wide perspective such as
Chris joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson from a large mid-tier firm where he spent the previous 20 years since graduation from university managing a range of internal audit clients across the Not for Profit and Charity sectors.
Chris has over fifteen years of experience operating at a senior management level in supporting his client to ensure they have in place an effective governance, risk management and compliance framework and supporting a number of them through a period of uncertainty and change. Chris is a strong advocate for the innovative use of Internal Audit to provide assurance over the effectiveness of their control environment.
Chris is an ACCA Fellow and has dedicated his career to Internal Audit since graduating in Economics from the University of York.Get in touch with Chris Rising
Brandon joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in March 2022 as a Manager in the Audit and Assurance practice specialising in the audit of financial services.
Prior to joining MacIntyre Hudson, he qualified as a member of the ACCA and spent more than 6 years working for PwC and KPMG in different jurisdictions auditing large multinational financial services clients such as the Barclays group and Standard Bank.Get in touch with Brandon Lim Shung
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