October 16, 2016
IFST Professionals, a Toronto-based professional services firm, and ACQSys Consulting announced today their plans to form a partnership to leverage over twenty years of shared experience helping institutional investment managers transform their businesses, and to better serve the broader North American marketplace.
The new firm, Castle Peak Associates will have offices in Los Angeles and Toronto, and service global clients.
“I think it is compelling that we are both focused on the needs of institutional investors; clients that face mounting regulatory and competitive demands and who embrace the challenges and opportunities of leading edge data management and asset servicing platforms” said Ken Rahl, President of IFST Professionals, Inc.
Chris Spurrell of ACQSys Consulting added: “We both specialize in solving for the complexities of today’s investment management environment, and we both believe in value added project management that blends discipline with business knowledge to deliver maximum value to clients.”
Mr. Spurrell and Mr. Rahl met over twenty years ago on a project to implement an investment management system. They continued working together and have collaborated on many engagements over the years. They both bring a depth of business knowledge, implementation expertise and strategic thinking that is difficult to match in the industry today.