Rockland, MA – June 23, 2021 – Cutter Associates, a leading global provider of operations and technology research and consulting to asset managers, asset owners, and wealth managers, today announced that Chanelle Crabtree has been promoted to Principal and will lead the firm’s Sydney, Australia, office. She brings over 30 years of investment management and superannuation industry experience and deep operational expertise to her new role.

Driven by an increased demand for consulting services, Cutter has experienced average annual revenue growth of 58% in Australia over the past five years. Cutter has built a local presence in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne, and is looking to increase strength within its operational sphere with additional hires in the near future.

“Chanelle has been instrumental in our tremendous growth in Australia in her role as Senior Director in consulting, and we are excited she is taking on this additional responsibility to further support our success in the region,” said Arnold Wachs, Principal and head of Cutter's global consulting business. “Chanelle has demonstrated her deep industry knowledge and strong skills on a wide range of consulting projects with some of the leading asset managers and superfunds in the space.”

Crabtree, an Australian native, has considerable knowledge and expertise in investment management, outsourcing, and the development of operational models that support the investment management lifecycle. She has worked for investment management firms, custodians, and consulting firms, in middle-/back-office operations, business analysis, project management, consulting, and senior management roles. She has led or been a key team member of consulting projects delivering on topics as diverse as target operating model design, OMS selection and implementation planning, market data and investment operations assessments, and outsourcing advisory.

Cutter has conducted over 30 consulting projects and provided research to over 20 locally based member firms in the region. Globally, Cutter has completed more than 700 consulting projects and currently serves nearly 200 members firms, comprising more than 6,000 individual members who benefit from proprietary research reports, peer benchmarking surveys, and exclusive member meetings and virtual events.

For more information or to get in touch with a Cutter representative in your region, contact us at [email protected].

About Cutter Associates

Cutter Associates, LLC serves the operational and technology needs of the global asset and wealth management industry, providing clients the tools and services they need to be successful. With an unrivaled knowledge base, Cutter provides clients independent research, exclusive member-only events, custom operations benchmarking, and a global consultancy focused on operational and technology excellence. Headquartered in Rockland, Massachusetts, and owned by NRI Group of Tokyo, Cutter has subsidiaries in Canada and the United Kingdom, and offices in London and Sydney, Australia. For more information, visit us at and connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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