Recent advances in technology provide creative solutions for wealth and asset managers in supporting operating models that add to the bottom line, rather than reduce it.

Elliott Shadforth

EY Asia-Pacific Wealth & Asset Management Sector Leader

Leader and educator in financial services. Avid amateur athlete. Proud husband and father of three.

Elliott is the EY Asia-Pacific Wealth & Asset Management Sector Leader and has been with EY for over 25 years focusing on providing services to the Wealth and Asset Management industry. He has worked with EY member firms in Hong Kong, Australia and the United States and is a member of the EY Global Wealth & Assessment Management Executive Committee.  He is currently located in Sydney, Australia after nine years based in Hong Kong.

Bringing a high level of experience, Elliott has deep industry expertise from serving major financial institutions and investment funds in audit, internal control reviews, transaction support and advisory roles. He has also performed reviews over the effectiveness and efficiency of internal control frameworks (ISAE3000, ISAE3402 and SSAE16), including reviews of compliance with the HK SFC’s and MPFA requirements.

Elliott has experience across a broad spectrum of asset classes including private equity, real estate and infrastructure. He currently works with both listed and unlisted entities, including a number of boutique investment managers and their funds.  

Elliott earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Technology, Sydney and is a Registered Company Auditor with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

Elliott is a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CAANZ) and Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA). He is also a member of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) Hong Kong Education Committee, having previously served on the Regulatory & Compliance Committee.

How Elliott is building a better working world

From tech-enabled innovation and new market entrants to intense cost pressures and expanding customer expectations, wealth and asset management firms will likely change more in the next five years than they have in the last 25 years. Elliott works with firms to help get ahead of the curve to secure a promising future for the industry and improve financial well-being around the world.

Elliott is experienced in asking key questions about EY clients’ most complex problems, serious challenges and growth opportunities. This leads to, with the help of his Wealth and Asset Management team, being able to answer those questions in ways that helps build bolder strategies, more efficient operations and stronger performance.

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