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Alex Birkin

Partner, Global Wealth & Asset Management Advisory Leader at EY


Bio: Alex Birkin is the EY EMEIA Wealth and Asset Management Industry Leader and Global Wealth and Asset Management Advisory Leader. He is responsible for all of the services EY delivers to the asset owner, wealth management, asset management, alternatives and asset servicing sectors in EMEIA and for the consulting services globally.

Alex joined EY in 1997, became a partner in 2005 and has been advising the wealth, asset management and asset servicing industry for over 20 years. Alex has experience in number of advisory disciplines including strategy, business model transformation, transaction integration growth strategies, cost reduction, regulatory driven business change and risk management.

Alex's clients include global and boutique asset managers, private banks, wealth managers, hedge funds and securities services providers based in EMEIA, Asia and the US.

Alex was appointed to the Board of the CFA Institute on 1 September 2018.

He comments: "I am extremely proud to be recognised Top 100 Executive Ally in LGBT Great's Project 1000 initiative. EY's purpose is to build a better working world' and I am passionate about helping the global asset and wealth management industry understand the benefits of a diverse workforce, combined with an inclusive culture and helping our clients take steps towards achieving this goal.

The impact of the coronavirus crisis has provided the wealth and asset management industry with an opportunity to rethink its approach to talent management and inclusion. I am passionate about investing in people and spending my time in the service of others to help develop our future leaders, particularly those from different backgrounds and minority groups who need our help."