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1. Name of consulting firm
Bluerock Consulting Ltd.
2. About our company
Formed in 1999, Bluerock is a specialist consultancy offering business advisory and change delivery services to the Financial Services sector. With offices in the UK and Italy and extensive experience of working across Europe, we specialise in sectors such as cards and payments, retail banking, wealth management, life and pensions and asset management. We have broad experience across back, middle and front office operations but our focus is on product and distribution, particularly around new distribution channels, fund and product launches, direct to consumer solutions and new target operating model design, particularly in light of regulation such as the Retail Distribution Review. Supporting our distribution and product expertise we have deep capabilities in programme and project management, performance improvement, technology management, and all forms of sourcing.
In addition to our consulting capabilities we have a dedicated Resourcing group which can supply specialist contract expertise in a wide variety of areas within financial services. We operate solely in Financial Services, and have built up enviable subject matter expertise across a range of issues such as the impact of the RDR, use of platforms, workplace marketing, use of financial planning tools, Liability Driven Investments, fund launches and design and implementation, cards portfolio management and bank card loyalty programmes.
Bluerock’s consultants are typically high achievers from either the ‘big four’ consultancies or Tier 1 organisations in the industry, approaching each assignment with deep content knowledge and a pragmatic business focus in order to deliver value.
3. Types of clients we serve
We are proud to serve a variety of companies, but they are all in the Financial Services sphere. A recent selection includes global asset managers – retail and institutional, asset servicers, national and European banks, monoline cards issuers, UK mutual insurers and global wealth managers. Our clients vary in size and location, from FTSE 100 to smaller specialist businesses in the UK, Italy, and central and Eastern Europe.
4. Types of recruitment we are most likely to be undertaking in the next 18 months
Milkround recruiting (i.e. university finalists)
MBA campus recruiting
Experienced hire recruiting
5. When candidates choose to join our firm it is usually because
…they’re looking for a firm dedicated to Financial Services, large enough to provide exciting assignments for global companies, but small enough that they can be a valued member of the team and shape the company internally. We encourage consultants to cultivate their particular areas of expertise – this may involve chairing round table discussions or authoring white papers in order to become true thought leaders. They also welcome the opportunity to continue their professional development through courses, conferences and expos. Our staff are highly involved and engaged, working closely with the senior leadership team and coming together at events and away days. We also offer a competitive remuneration package, benefits and encourage a healthy work/life balance.
6. Locations of our UK office(s)
City of London (with additional offices in Milan and Rome).
7. Weblinks with career details of our firm
8. Key contact details
Tel: 020 7213 9760
9. Areas of practice where we have a strong market presence
Financial Services (Retail Financial Services focus)
10. Types of consulting work our firm is most heavily engaged in
Business Process Improvement
Business Transformation/Change Management
11. Awards won in the last 2 years
Management Consultancies Association (MCA) Awards 2011: Winner of the ‘Innovation’ category.