Experience

GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE

We combine global project experience with an in-depth understanding of the Asia Pacific region across developed and emerging markets. Our work has taken us to over 20 cities in 15 different countries across the globe, including:

ASIA PACIFIC
  • Bangkok
  • Beijing
  • Hong Kong
  • Jakarta
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Macau
  • Manila
  • Melbourne
  • Mumbai
  • Seoul
  • Shanghai
  • Singapore
  • Sydney
  • Taipei
  • Tokyo
NORTH AMERICA
  • New York
  • Toronto
  • Washington D.C.
Europe
  • Frankfurt
  • London
  • Zurich
SECTOR EXPERIENCE

Our consultants have worked on an extensive range of projects for a wide variety of organisations, including start-ups, mid-market enterprises, and multinational companies.  We have advised clients across a number of industries, including:

Financial Services

ASSET MANAGEMENT

CORPORATE BANKING

FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY

HEDGE FUNDS

INVESTMENT BANKING

PRIVATE EQUITY

RETAIL BANKING

STOCK BROKING

STOCK EXCHANGES

VENTURE CAPITAL

WEALTH MANAGEMENT

Non-Financial Services

EDUCATION

ENTERTAINMENT

FOOD & BEVERAGE

GOVERNMENT

HEALTHCARE

HOSPITALITY & LEISURE

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

REAL ESTATE

RETAIL

SPORTS & FITNESS

TECHNOLOGY

PAST PROJECTS

Our consultants have worked on a wide range of high-profile topics for a variety of medium-to-large-scale clients, both within and outside the financial services sector.

Below are some of the projects our consultants have previously worked on:

MARKET ENTRY STRATEGY
CHINA

Advised a global investment bank on its market entry strategy into the Chinese securities market through a local joint venture, including licensing, structuring, governance and talent acquisition.

M&A STRATEGY
KOREA

Advised the corporate finance FIG team and asset management arm of a global investment bank on screening a USD 400m investment in a listed Korean bank, including an assessment of its financial and strategic merits asa  principal investment for the group.

BUSINESS RESTRUCTURING
ASIA-PACIFIC

Advised a global universal bank on the restructure of its operations in various APAC countries to streamline its cost base, including staff restructuring and coverage reorganization.

COVERAGE OPTIMISATION
GLOBAL

Developed a global coverage optimisation model for a global investment bank’s corporate finance business, designed to maximise client wallet capture and deal-related cross-sell opportunities.

GROUP STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT
INDONESIA

Worked with the Board of Directors and all relevant senior management of Indonesia’s largest bank on its group-wide ASEAN 2020 strategy.

M&A GROWTH STRATEGY
AUSTRALIA

Developed an inorganic growth strategy for an institutional fund manager looking to expand its offshore footprint in the United States and Asia Pacific through M&A opportunities.

BUSINESS UNIT STRATEGY
ASIA-PACIFIC

Worked with a global investment bank’s private banking arm to develop a collaboration framework designed to deliver investment banking solutions to select UHNW clients.

MARKET ENTRY STRATEGY
VIETNAM

Advised a global investment bank’s funds management business on its potential market entry strategy into Vietnam through a joint venture with a Vietnamese institutional fund manager.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
ASIA & AUSTRALIA

Developed an equity derivatives strategy for a supra-regional bank looking to expand its capabilities in Australia & Asia.

BUSINESS UNIT STRATEGY 
MALAYSIA

Developed a 3-year strategy and detailed execution roadmap for a major Malaysian bank’s Global Markets business in Asia.

BUSINESS UNIT STRATEGY 
JAPAN

Developed the Asia Pacific capital markets strategy for a Japanese megabank, including a detailed assessment of its onshore fixed income build‐out across numerous regional markets.

PRODUCT LAUNCH STRATEGY
HONG KONG

Prepared a detailed business case for a global investment bank’s participation in Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect, with comprehensive cost, revenue and resource estimates.

BUSINESS UNIT STRATEGY
GLOBAL

Formulated a bulge bracket investment bank’s global strategy with respect to research unbundling (i.e. the bank’s response to ESMA’s MiFID II regulation), supported by a comprehensive 2 year execution plan.

BUSINESS UNIT STRATEGY
JAPAN

Advised a Japanese megabank on its 3-year Global Markets strategy across Asia Pacific, with a core focus on emerging markets.

M&A STRATEGY
SOUTHEAST ASIA

Led a detailed acquisition screening exercise for a global investment bank looking to build its onshore fixed income business in Southeast Asia, including Indonesia and Malaysia.

PRICING STRATEGY
AUSTRALIA

Advised a national stock exchange on how to price the launch of its new tri-party collateral management service in the local market.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
ASIA & AUSTRALIA

Advised a start-up financial technology company on its product development and fundraising strategy, including the preparation of its Series-A investment pitch.

INVESTMENT PROPOSAL
HONG KONG

ENTERTAINMENT
Prepared a detailed strategic business case for the sponsorship of a new Broadway musical pilot launch in Hong Kong, with the client subsequently securing HKD 1m in funding to cover initial production costs.

INVESTMENT PROPOSAL
HONG KONG

ENTERTAINMENT
Prepared a strategic business case for a leading international gaming and entertainment group to establish a resident musical show at their 3,000 seat theatre.

GROWTH STRATEGY
HONG KONG

SPORTS & FITNESS
Advised a national sports and recreation company on its expansion strategy in Hong Kong, including target venue selection, service agreements and pricing.

INVESTMENT PROPOSAL
HONG KONG

EDUCATION
Developed a comprehensive strategic business case for an international school looking to expand its operations in Hong Kong, with the client targeting HKD 350m in investor funding to develop a new school.

INVESTMENT PROPOSAL
HONG KONG

TECHNOLOGY
Worked with a technology company specialising in augmented reality software applications on its investment and marketing pitch to help the client secure USD 2m in seed funding.

JOINT VENTURE PROPOSAL
HONG KONG

EDUCATION
Prepared a successful proposal for a leading educational organisation in Greater China on establishing a joint venture with a top tier UK school, with the intention of launching an elite international primary and secondary school in Hong Kong.