Alex Birkin
The combination of macro trends, regulation, digital technologies and convergence in the ecosystem is likely to generate more change in the next 5 years than we have seen in the last few decades.

Alex Birkin

EY Global Wealth & Asset Management Advisory Leader, EY EMEIA Wealth & Asset Management Industry Leader

Wealth and asset management advisor. Passionate about cars. Keen golfer. Husband and father of three.

Responsible for all of the services EY provides to the wealth management, asset management, alternatives and asset servicing sectors in EMEIA and for consulting services globally, Alex is the EY EMEIA Wealth and Asset Management Industry Leader and EY Global Wealth and Asset Management Advisory Leader.

He works with global and boutique asset managers, private banks, wealth managers, hedge funds and securities services providers based in EMEIA, Asia and the US.

Having joined EY in 1997, he became a Partner at Ernst & Young – United Kingdom in 2005. With 20 years of experience advising the wealth and asset management industry, he has worked in a number of disciplines including strategy, business model transformation, transaction integration growth strategies, cost reduction, regulatory driven business change and risk management.

Alex holds a BSc in Management from the University of Manchester and was appointed to the Board of the CFA Institute in 2018.

How Alex is building a better working world

“I believe the wealth and asset management industry will experience significant change over the next few years as investors demand greater value for money, regulators focus on transparency and fairness and the industry embraces digital technology. I work with many constituents of the ecosystem, from asset owners to managers to administrators to regulators and trade associations to define and improve the principles and practices that govern the industry. My recent appointment to the Board of the CFA Institute, a prominent global industry organization, will bring closer collaboration and alignment to generate value for the individuals working in the industry, building a better working world and collectively contributing value to society.”

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