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 a selection of 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, including an assessment of its financial and strategic merits as a 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 reorganisation.

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.

CORPORATE TRAINING
HONG KONG

Provided targeted corporate training for a global commercial bank’s employees, focusing on public speaking, negotiations, and leadership skills

CORPORATE TRAINING
HONG KONG

Worked with a leading investment banks to drive awareness on diversity & inclusion and promote D&I initiatives, as part of its International Women’s Day celebrations

CORPORATE TRAINING
HONG KONG

Conducted a team-building exercises with a French international bank, enhancing both employee productivity and working experience

CORPORATE TRAINING
HONG KONG

Led the regional partnership team of a Big Four accounting firm through cultural change to adopt an innovation mindset

STRATEGIC PROPOSAL
UNITED KINGDOM

Developed a strategic business case for a digital research management platform servicing the investment management industry

GROWTH STRATEGY
UNITED KINGDOM

Advised a blockchain-based asset management platform which leverages the network effect, on their corporate strategy and client acquisition efforts

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.

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
HONG KONG

Developed an end-to-end digitally-enabled corporate strategy for an APAC-focused full service private credit firm, offering both financial advisory and asset management services

STRATEGIC DUE DILIGENCE
HONG KONG

Conducted strategic due diligence for an asset manager specialising in the alternative investment space to prepare for its upcoming IPO

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.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
ASIA & AUSTRALIA

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

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 
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.

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.

BUSINESS UNIT STRATEGY 
MALAYSIA

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

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.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT & SALES STRATEGY
GLOBAL

Advised a leading global capital markets data provider on its product development and sales strategy, including the preparation of its sales pitch.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
GLOBAL

Conducted industry research and developed marketing material for a start-up digital marketplace for the investment management industry, to support its sales and fundraising efforts.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
GLOBAL

Conducted industry research and developed marketing material for a start-up artificial intelligence solution provider to the investment management industry, to support its sales and fundraising efforts.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
ASIA & AUSTRALIA

Advised a start-up financial technology company on its product development and fundraising strategy, including its end-to-end company pitch deck.

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.

CORPORATE STRATEGY & INVESTMENT PROPOSAL
GREATER CHINA

Advised a start-up cloud-based company on its full corporate strategy, including the preparation of its corporate pitch deck and supporting business case.

SECURITY TOKEN OFFERING STRATEGY
HONG KONG

Developed a security token offering (“STO”) strategy for a publicly listed digital assets exchange

VIRTUAL BANK OPPORTUNITY
HONG KONG

Advised a leading ASEAN Buy-Now-Pay-Later FinTech player through exploring the option of establishing a virtual bank in Philippines

BUSINESS PIVOT
HONG KONG

Prioritised market opportunities and developed a tailored pivot strategy for a leading ASEAN Buy-Not-Pay-Later FinTech player in transitioning their business from a D2C model to a B2B model

STRATEGIC DUE DILIGENCE FOR M&A
HONG KONG

Conducted strategic due diligence of an acquisition target to identify strategic, operational, and financial synergies and potential obstacle for a leading B2B InsurTech company

PRICING STRATEGY
HONG KONG

Developed a complete pricing strategy (across fee models and fee ranges) for the full suite of service offerings of a leading Asian Digital Securities Exchange

EXCHANGE STRATEGY
HONG KONG

Developed an end-to-end corporate strategy and commercialisation plan for a leading Asian Digital Securities Exchange

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE STRATEGY
HONG KONG

Developed a robust corporate governance structure and operating handbooks for a premium healthcare service provider exploring blockchain technology

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
HONG KONG

Advised a start-up ecosystem across three pillars, namely community, corporate accelerator, and venture capital, identifying synergies across its three business pillars, along with a full digital transformation plan

GROWTH STRATEGY
HONG KONG

Established the growth strategy for a leading FinTech portfolio management platform, across client acquisition and marketplace establishment

GROWTH STRATEGY
HONG KONG

Supported an emotional analytics-based RegTech service provider through raising brand awareness and driving client acquisition

INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION STRATEGY
HONG KONG

Advised an industry-leading data analytics system integrator through its international expansion journey

BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION STRATEGY
HONG KONG

Advised a crypto derivative trading platform on its 5-year business transformation plan that focuses on revenue diversification for future sustainability

TRADING STRATEGY OPTIMISATION
HONG KONG

Advised a proprietary trading firm in the cryptocurrency market on its plans to exhaust trading strategy capacity and to diversify its revenue streams

TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALISATION
HONG KONG

Advised a cognitive computing data analytics firm in navigating a new industry, with a focus on how to best commercialise its offering

STARTUP ACCELERATOR
HONG KONG

Worked with a start-up accelerator programme in Brazil, to guide the start-up cohort through their growth journeys

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
INDONESIA

Advised an Indonesian stock brokerage though their digital transformation efforts and launch of an online trading platform, driving client acquisition and enhancing scalability

FUND LAUNCH
KOREA

Supported a leading South Korean blockchain-focused venture capital fund with its strategy for the development of a new fund

BUSINESS DEFINITION
AFRICA

Guided a leading African cross-border payments provider in defining their overall business model and value proposition across its three separate service offerings

TECHNOLOGY/PROCESS EVALUATION
AMERICA

Reviewed and refined the investment valuation methodology and algorithm of a machine learning-based investment manager specialising in the P2P credit space

CLIENT AQUISITION
HONG KONG

COPORATE GOVERNANCE
Advised a board portal solution provider on its overall corporate strategy, including support with its client acquisition efforts and industry visibility

BUSINESS SCALING
HONG KONG

HARDWARE
Advised a cloud computing company on its client acquisition strategy, supporting the prioritisation of sales efforts

STRATEGIC PROPOSAL
HONG KONG

TECHNOLOGY
Worked with a technology company specialising in business services solutions to develop its strategic business case, including the development of a compelling company narrative and competitive positioning for future growth. Succesfully assisted the client in the acquisition of strategic distribution relationships.

STRATEGIC PROPOSAL
HONG KONG

TECHNOLOGY
Worked with a technology company specialising in augmented reality software applications on its investment and marketing pitch

DEEP TECH STRATEGY
HONG KONG

TECHNOLOGY
Advised a cognitive computing data analytics firm in navigating a new industry in the deep tech space, with a focus on how to best commercialise its offering

TECHNOLOGY SALE
HONG KONG

TECHNOLOGY
Advised an inventor of a neural-network-based encryption solution in positioning their technology and product for a trade sale.

STRATEGIC PROPOSAL
HONG KONG

EDUCATION
Developed a comprehensive strategic business case for an international school looking to expand its operations in Hong Kong through partnering with a Chinese property developer.

GROWTH STRATEGY
HONG KONG

EDUCATION
Advised an international school group on its overseas expansion strategy, with a focus on market selection and target operating model.

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.

MARKET ENTRY STRATEGY
HONG KONG

EDUCATION
Worked with an education consultancy to develop a strategic business case to enter and disrupt the education agent industry via establishing a digital platform

SERVICE OPTIMISATION
HONG KONG

EDUCATION
Evaluated the industry landscape and developed comprehensive initiatives for two international schools to improve student enrolment amidst stiff competition

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.

STRATEGIC PROPOSAL
HONG KONG

ENTERTAINMENT
Prepared a detailed strategic business case for the sponsorship of a new Broadway musical pilot launch in Hong Kong with sponsorship from a leading multinational corporate.

STRATEGIC 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.

CORPORATE TRAINING
HONG KONG

RECRUITMENT
Conducted a workshop for a recruitment agency to discuss the trend of digital transformation and its implications on employee movements

CORPORATE TRAINING
HONG KONG

RECRUITMENT
Worked with a global recruitment agency to outline the implications of digital innovation on talent dynamics in the financial services industry

GOVERNMENT APPLICATION SUPPORT
ITALY

FOOD & BEVERAGE
Supported an award-winning olive oil company secure funding from the Italian government, to supercharge growth plans

STRATEGIC PROPOSAL
HONG KONG

RENEWABLE ENERGY
Developed a strategic business case for an early-stage solar panel development project in East Asia

THESIS VALIDATION
JAPAN

RENEWABLE ENERGY
Evaluated and validated the investment thesis and developed the corporate strategy of a solar energy investment fund specialising in the renewable energy sector