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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

    Our faculty brings over 1000 years collective experience in the market and over 600 years collective experience in the classroom. In the last 15 years, we have delivered over 900,000 learner hours and trained over 150,000 individuals.

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  • Alpha’s Learning Technologies

    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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  • Experiential Learning

    When you partner with us, we get your team to put new learning concepts immediately into practice. We make learning stick.

    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

Graduate and
Interns

Professional Skills

 Sales and
Client Skills

Talent and Global
Leadership

From introductory to PhD/Quant level, from junior support staff to senior MDs – all areas are covered by our specialists with up to the minute practical, real-world insights.

All areas of finance are covered by specialists with dedicated experience in that area. Practical, real-world insights across the global markets.

We target 10-50 times ROI on all our sales courses. Our Sales & Client Skills courses are unique experiences.

For Sales development we do not deliver the same ‘model’ every time, acknowledging that individuals have specific needs and that 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.

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 promote a mindset of taking ownership for one’s own career and development path.

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 mindset 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

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 include AIG, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, Standard Chartered, DBS, Barclays, BNP Paribas Group, Capital Group, Citi, Credit Suisse, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Old Mutual, and UBS.

GLOBAL REACH

We train from five global hubs, in multiple languages.

We operate from five global hubs: London, New York, Singapore, Wrocław and Sydney. To date, we have trained in 6 European and 5 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.

PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT

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.

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.

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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