London, 02nd October 2023: Alpha FMC (“Alpha”), the leading global consultancy to the asset management, wealth management and insurance industries, today announces two director hires and personnel changes in the leadership of its UK wealth management and private banking (wealth) team. Caroline Burkart and Basak Alhan Aydin join the team as Directors, and Kenn Taylor retires after seven years heading the team. Jamie Forrester will take on interim leadership of the team, pending further hires flight for 2024.
Caroline, an industry leader with extensive experience in consulting and wealth management, joins Alpha as a Director. Prior to joining Alpha, Caroline was an Associate Partner and Head of Client Insight for the UK and Europe at Aon. Caroline’s experience has centred around the client journey, the client and digital experience, segmentation, market entry and marketing strategies, brand health and thought leadership. Prior to joining Aon, she was an Executive Director at Scorpio Partnership and spent time in industry with Credit Suisse.
Basak joins Alpha as a Director, from Capgemini Invent where she was the Head of Wealth Management for the UK, helping top tier global players on their transformation and innovation journeys. She has a track record of delivering strategy, regulatory and digital transformation programmes across the change lifecycle and the value chain as part of Capgemini, Barclays and Accenture. Basak started her career in financial services as a Strategy Consultant at Deutsche Boerse in Frankfurt and has a master’s degree in finance and banking from Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.
Jamie Forrester commented:
Our UK wealth franchise has experienced considerable growth in demand over the last three years and we are lucky to work with many of the UK’s top tier wealth managers and private banks. The addition of Caroline and Basak further strengthens the distribution and specialist delivery capability of the team; I am delighted to welcome two such talented and respected individuals into the Alpha family and am looking forward to working with them.Jamie Forrester, Director
Chris Kroeger, Head of UK Asset and Wealth Management at Alpha commented:
The wealth sector is a strategic priority for Alpha and has grown strongly under Kenn and Jamie’s leadership. The addition of Caroline and Basak speaks to our focus on the sector and forms part of our broader investments in the team. I am delighted to welcome them to the team and express my heartfelt thanks to Kenn for his enormous contribution over the past seven years.Chris Kroeger, Head of UK Asset and Wealth Management