Rockland, MA – July 10, 2023 – Cutter Associates, a leading provider of research and consultancy services for asset managers, asset owners, superannuation funds, and other investment companies around the world, announces that James Davis joins the firm to lead business development in Australia and all of the Asia-Pacific region.

James joins Cutter with 20-plus years of financial services industry experience across sales, business management, solution design, and operations management. He most recently served as Vice President of Securities Services at J.P. Morgan in Sydney, where he was responsible for senior relationship management and sales for custody and fund services clients, including superannuation funds, asset managers, insurance firms, and family offices. He previously worked at BNP Paribas in Sydney, also in securities services.

“We are excited to welcome James and introduce him to our growing base of consulting clients and research members in Australia and beyond,” said Chanelle Crabtree, Principal, Head of Cutter’s Sydney office and Leader of Investment Operations and Outsourcing. “James brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding of clients’ needs, drivers, and evolving operating models that leverage a wide platform of sourcing solutions. Highly focused on client relationships and achieving great outcomes that will help deliver value to our clients and members, James will expand on our well-established relationships throughout the Asia-Pacific region.”

Tom Sitter, who previously led business development and client relations in Australia and Asia-Pac, will now focus on building Cutter’s practice in EMEA. Since 2019, Tom has helped Cutter achieve year-over-year revenue growth of 48% for Australia and New Zealand, as the firm met the demand for operating model transformation, service provider selection, implementation, and data management/governance strategies.

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, custom operations 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 Twitter and 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 more than 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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