Alpha today announces the expansion of its dedicated Data Practice. Alpha already plays a central role in helping clients to transform their information landscape and to augmenting traditional business intelligence with analytics solutions. Emerging technologies together with insights driven from data science and machine learning techniques provide opportunities for asset and wealth managers to improve their processes, reduce their cost base and optimise their customer experience. The expansion of the Data Practice is a key part of Alpha’s growth strategy and Philip’s appointment is a milestone in the development of the division.
Philip has over five years’ experience advising clients on their information management strategies helping them to leverage their investments in emerging technologies that bring powerful insights into the heart of the decision making process of the organisation with a focus on time to value.
He works with clients to clarify the analytical requirements, capture costs and benefits, perform exploratory data analysis, design experiments and develop models, perform model evaluations and selection, deployment planning and delivery as well as providing strategic advice to help clients develop in-house capabilities identifying the resources required and how those resources should be configured to meet the expected business outcomes.
Commenting on this new hire, Alpha Director and Head of the Front Office Technology Practice, Greg Faragher-Thomas said:
“We’re delighted to welcome Philip to the team. He brings a strong combination of data and IT professional skills combined with a strong data science approach from both within and outside financial services. We see this as a fresh approach and allows Alpha to bring new solutions and advice to our clients. Data within Asset Management is still not fully seen as a tangible asset and with Philip on-board we see Alpha being able to really show this with a practical approach for clients”
Philip Gregory, Data Scientist at Alpha, said:
“Asset and wealth management firms have access to a vast amount of data including market, financial and their own client data. Development in technologies have made it cost effective for organisations to invest in exploiting the value locked up within these data. Those organisations that successfully execute sound information strategies that are able to act at pace and scale to opportunities may create a sustainable competitive advantage over those who do not.”