Revenue grows tenfold as client and member base increases

Rockland, MA – February 17, 2021 – Cutter Associates, a leading global provider of operations and technology research and consulting to asset managers and asset owners, is celebrating five years of serving members and clients in Australia and New Zealand. Driven by a significant increase in consulting projects, the firm experienced average annual revenue growth of 58% in the region during the past five years, while adding employees to better serve Cutter’s growing regional client base.

The firm hired Chanelle Crabtree to serve as a senior director and head of the Sydney office. Chanelle brings 30 years of investment management and superannuation industry experience and a deep operational expertise. Rob Leck, who joined as a consulting director to be based in Melbourne, brings over 15 years of experience in financial services in portfolio construction, asset allocation, portfolio management, investment risk, investment systems, quantitative solutions, and performance. And this week, Cutter welcomes Natalie van Hulsen to the team, a senior consultant with over 20 years of experience working for insurance, pension, and investment firms in Australia and the Netherlands.

To further expand Cutter’s local presence in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne, we’re planning additional new hires in the near future.

“We are seeing an increased demand for operating model transformation, service provider selection, implementation, and data management and governance strategies, as our clients seek to achieve efficiencies, grow their business, and meet regulatory requirements,” said Crabtree. “We are honored to be working with some of the leading asset managers and superfunds in the region.”

Cutter has conducted 30 consulting projects and provided research to over 20 locally based member firms. 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 online events.

“We are committed to serving the Australian and New Zealand market and providing our clients superior local support and expertise, combined with global experience and industry knowledge,” commented Arnie Wachs, principal and head of Cutter’s Consulting Practice. “Chanelle, Rob, and Natalie along with all of our consultants and analysts, have domain knowledge that allows us to provide specialised advice and insights to help our clients address their unique challenges.”

For more information or to get in touch with a Cutter Associates 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 Associates 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, Japan, Cutter Associates 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.

Whether developing operational strategies that drive meaningful value, or evaluating, selecting, and implementing systems, Cutter is here to help.