Alternative assets consulting

Driving innovation and capitalising on opportunities for growth within the alternatives market

‘Alternative’ asset management continues to strike out in new and innovative directions. The Channel Islands are at the forefront of these developments.

Keeping pace brings both opportunities and unfamiliar risks. Unlocking the potential demands deep insights, proven instincts and broad vision. This is how we can help, advising on the best way forward and how to get there.

Our experience and ambition help us see things that others might miss. It’s not just any insight that we’re looking for — it’s the ones that have purpose. The ones that can sharpen direction. The ones that lead to smarter decisions and create real advantage.

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Deep expertise and scale to power you forward

The projected growth of the asset and wealth management industry, and particularly the growing interest in alternatives, is excellent news for Jersey and Guernsey. The Channel Islands have unparalleled knowledge and experience in close-ended, long tail investment strategies. This niche is one of our economies’ greatest assets.

By working with us, you’ll benefit from the combination of our future-forward technology and the insight and agility needed to deliver at speed. Our work with fund managers, investors and administrators allows us to identify opportunities with benefits across your business.

We have the largest network of professionals focused on alternatives, so no matter what you face, we’ve done it or seen it before.

Our service offering can be split across three key capabilities

Harnessing technology

Whether you are seeking to launch a new fund or asset class, take on a new venture, or optimise your existing operating model, we can help you harness the full potential of new technology.

Using a combination of our industry, technology and financial knowledge, we can deliver strategic thinking around the latest operating models supported by our analytical tools, methods and consulting skills.

We have developed and delivered unique automation and workflow solutions to asset managers and administrators, helping to streamline processes, connect disparate systems and free up staff to maximise future growth potential.

Business improvement

The pressure on fees coming from investors and regulators, combined with the tools institutional investors use to differentiate alpha (out-performance) and beta (overall market movement), has shifted power from distributors of funds towards buyers. With this has come demands for greater transparency around performance and value for money.

We help clients identify where their major cost and value drivers are, and work with them to assess how they can be better managed. Our analysis addresses the benefits and risks of optimising costs and value, in both internal processes and external relationships with customers, suppliers and other stakeholders.

This could include:

  • Health checks against industry leading practice
  • Identification of improvement opportunities
  • Business case analysis by opportunity

Project and programme management

Having the right project and programme management in place to understand your business, as well as the local and global market environment, is essential. This, coupled with securing the relevant skills and experience, is fundamental to ensuring success.

We can help you to deliver from the outset and avoid the painful repercussions of failure. We have expert resources who will work with you in an agile, collaborative manner and be the valued and trusted advisors you require, supporting you to:

  • Define business requirements and work as the intermediary between IT and the business to ensure objectives are met.
  • Act as a capability sounding board, providing an honest view of what is realistic and what is not.
  • Develop and implement appropriate project plans, structure and governance to ensure successful execution and delivery.
  • Develop and execute user acceptance testing, ensuring the technology being implemented is fit for purpose at every stage of delivery.


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Toby Venables

Toby Venables

Advisory Director, PwC Channel Islands

Tel: +44 7797 771303

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