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  • Welcome To Alpha Development

    We are a specialist financial training company. We seek to impact performance, and partner with our clients to develop their people from around the world to be more valuable. We are part of your solution to identify, develop, train and retain that talent.

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  • Direct Industry Experience

    We believe your people deserve to be trained by someone who has done their job. Our trainers are a select team of ex-bankers, sales, traders, structurers, fund managers, wealth managers, accountants, HR and L&D professionals.

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  • Alpha’s Digital Community

    Learning must extend beyond the classroom. Our digital content wraps around our instructor-led training, enhancing knowledge retention. Wherever possible, we publish our digital content for anyone to use.

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  • Integrated Learning

    We are passionate in making our programmes the most practical in the industry. We don’t teach people to pass exams: we make them better at their jobs. Theory is important; practice is essential.

    Mission and Values
  • Alpha Worldwide

    To serve our global clients, we have resident local trainers in UK, US, continental Europe and across Asia, covering cultural and language challenges, as well as the geographic.

    Where we Train

What We Do

Applied Financial
Knowledge

Commercial
Professional Skills

Graduate and
Interns

Talent and Global
Leadership

We see the training as a profit centre, not a cost. Your targets are our targets, your products are our products.

Our flagship Talent programmes have hard cash RoI targets attached, alongside for our flagship leadership work. Retention alone should make our programmes profitable. Our Talent and Global Leadership programmes promote a mind-set of taking ownership for your career and development path. We focus on innovative commercial thinking, creating successful solutions leading transformational change to accelerate the level of performance of emerging talent. We have a decade’s experience of curating a ‘Business Challenge’ element, giving participants the challenge of solving real-life, strategic, cross-border cross functional projects. Ultimately this delivers strong candidates for next-level promotion.

Your firm’s success is dependent on the quality of the teams responsible for sales, client relationships and distribution.

We target 10-50 times ROI on all of our sales courses. Our Commercial Professional Skills courses are unique experiences. Like all our programmes they focus purely on financial and professional services. For Sales development we do not deliver the same ‘model’ every time, acknowledging that individuals have specific needs; and no two firms, markets or geographies are alike. We use self-awareness tools and psychometrics to develop the individuals’ self-belief and bring out their full potential.

Our trainers know what is like to manage (and be!) a junior hire – essential for getting the best from yours.

We deliver desk-ready recruits by blending financial products, professional skills and commercial awareness from Day 1. Our Graduate and Intern programmes deliver junior talent who think for themselves. We teach them to lead, not follow, and become responsible for their own learning, development and success. Alpha alumni get promoted sooner because they contribute more. We provide a rich analysis of your graduates, not just test scores but assessing teamwork, professional skills, and investment simulations. We get your graduates motivated, hungry, finance literate, and contributing positively to your firm’s success.

We see the training as a profit centre, not a cost. Your targets are our targets, your products are our products.

Our flagship Talent programmes have hard cash RoI targets attached, alongside for our flagship leadership work. Retention alone should make our programmes profitable. Our Talent and Global Leadership programmes promote a mind-set of taking ownership for your career and development path. We focus on innovative commercial thinking, creating successful solutions leading transformational change to accelerate the level of performance of emerging talent. We have a decade’s experience of curating a ‘Business Challenge’ element, giving participants the challenge of solving real-life, strategic, cross-border cross functional projects. Ultimately this delivers strong candidates for next-level promotion.

How We Do It

GLOBAL FACULTY

A global firm for global clients, but with local solutions.

Our clients need global solutions, but that requires local knowledge. The same content delivered in Mumbai and Manhattan may require very different training methodologies. We have a network of resident local trainers in the UK, US, continental Europe and across Asia, covering all cultural and language challenges.

DIVERSITY

We train from five global hubs, in 11+ languages.

We operate from five global hubs: London, New York, Singapore, Wrocław and Sydney. To date we have trained in 6 European and 4 Asian languages, with more to come. We recognise the differences in people and believe in valuing, respecting and using these differences to support and drive organisational performance.

ATTENTION TO DETAIL

Our experienced programme management teams have over 100 years’ experience in the industry.

Our programme management team bring previous experience in managing projects within Global Financial Institutions. We invest in PRINCE2 qualifications for all of them. As a result we have the most skilled and efficient project managers in the industry, who are responsible for running complex learning and development programmes and can run everything from needs analysis through to ROI assessment of your learning value chain.

PRACTICE IS EVERYTHING

Theory is important, but practice is everything.

We believe that classroom time is a valuable resource. So we don’t waste it just on ‘teaching’. We ensure that it is 100% focused on preparing individuals to make a positive contribution from day one. With over 89 simulations to pick from, we focus on learning from experience.

REAL RETURN ON CLIENT INVESTMENT

Training as a profit centre, not a cost.

We monitor and measure the performance of our programmes in partnership with our clients. Training is an investment of time and money – your firm and your participants deserve a measurable return on that investment.

CLIENTS

Many of our clients partner with us over several years.
Our clients include many established international investment banks, insurance firms, regional banks currently in high growth phases, and several large asset and wealth managers. The breadth of our offering means our clients utilise us across the entire employee lifecycle from campus recruitment through to talent development.

Some of the institutions that have used us to drive business impact includes: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bank of NY Mellon, Barclays, BNP Paribas Group, Capital Group, Citi, Credit Suisse, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Old Mutual, and UBS.

What Our Clients Say

“Alpha Development was a true partner in the development of this year’s on boarding program. What started as a simple conversation about creative ways to deliver soft-skills training grew into a true consultation that took into account the holistic needs of the program participants and the business. As a client of Alpha’s, I always felt that our needs and the program were front and centre in any decision or idea. This gave me comfort as this was my first program at the organization and it was vital to find the right partner.”

Global Head of Analyst Development

"The Alpha trainers have not forgotten what it feels like to learn. I believe this is what separates them from the other training solutions offered in the market."

FX Graduate, US Investment Bank

"The breadth and depth of topics covered in such a short time is incredible. This is the real world practical stuff which we cannot find in textbooks."

Quantitative Analyst, PhD Programme, Global Asset Manager

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