Rockland, MA – April 15, 2024 – Cutter Associates, a leading provider of consulting services and research for asset managers, asset owners, public funds, and other investment companies around the world, announces that Rein van Rooyen has been promoted to Principal to support the firm’s growth in APAC and launch operations in Singapore.

Cutter established a presence in APAC in 2019 with the opening of its Sydney, Australia office, led by Chanelle Crabtree, Cutter Principal and Head of Investment Operations and Outsourcing. “Under Chanelle’s leadership, we’ve grown our revenue, staff, and consulting client and research membership base in Australia and New Zealand,” said Cindy Castellano, CEO of Cutter. “Rein has been an integral part of our success and will continue to serve clients in Australia, in addition to meeting the needs we’re seeing from companies in Asia.”

In March, Cutter teamed with FIS and Exafluence to hold its inaugural event in Singapore to discuss modern data analytics and AI at investment firms with professionals from locally based asset managers and asset owners. “We are delighted to be engaging with companies in Singapore and look forward to helping investment firms optimize their operating models, support sourcing selections for systems and providers, and assist with their implementations,” said van Rooyen. “I look forward to advising clients here and working closely with my Cutter colleagues in this market.”

With nearly 20 years of experience serving the global investment management, banking, superannuation, and insurance industries, van Rooyen specializes in investment management system use and design. He also has deep expertise in leading change agendas, including building capabilities, integrating functions, culture journeys, structure realignment, and operational transformations.

About Cutter Associates

Cutter Associates LLC serves the operational, technology, and client experience needs of the global asset and wealth management industry, providing companies with the tools and services they need to be successful. With deep industry and domain experience and expertise, Cutter Associates provides independent research, exclusive members-only events, process benchmarking, a global consultancy, and a vast peer network. Headquartered in Rockland, Massachusetts, and owned by Tokyo-based NRI Group, Cutter Associates has subsidiaries in Canada and the United Kingdom and offices in London and Sydney. For more information, visit us at and connect with us on LinkedIn.

About NRI

Founded in 1965, NRI is a leading global provider of consulting services and system solutions, including management consulting, system integration, and IT management and solutions for the financial, manufacturing, retail, and service industries. Clients from all layers of these individual industries partner with NRI to tap NRI’s research expertise and innovative solutions across the organization to expand businesses, design corporate structures, and create new business strategies. NRI has over 16,000 employees in more than 100 offices globally, including New York, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australia. NRI reports annual sales above $4.9 billion. NRI is rated “A” by S&P Global Ratings Japan. For more information, visit

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