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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Paul Sharma
Paul Sharma
Alvarez & Marsal
Managing Director


Paul Sharma leads Alvarez & Marsal’s European Regulatory Advisory Practice. He specializes in non-routine regulator issues such as investigations, diligence, remediation, business transformation, restructuring, and litigation. His expertise spans financial crime, market conduct, consumer protection, prudential standards, and financial stability. He works across the banking, insurance, payment services, and investment/securities/commodities sectors. His assignments have included work in respect of financial institutions based in (or whose parent is based in) the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Romania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Switzerland, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Nigeria, Bahrain, Lebanon, and UAE. He was formerly the Deputy Head of the U.K.’s Prudential Regulation Authority, an alternate member of the boards of both the European Banking Authority (EBA) and the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), and a member of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. He earned a Master of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge.

Areas of expertise

Regulatory strategy, Contested regulation, Disruptive technology

Group Overview

REGULATORY & RISK ADVISORY Risk permeates every industry and every aspect of business. A&M helps organizations successfully execute business strategy and maximize growth while minimizing risk and navigating regulatory issues. Banking You’re confronted with evolving regulatory change and compliance requirements. A&M identifies your risks so you can effectively execute business strategy. Corporate Risk Management Risk is an inherent part of doing business. A&M helps you identify, quantify and balance risk and opportunities to maximize the growth of your business. Diversified Financials Government agencies and regulatory bodies have heightened their focus on non-bank financial institutions. A&M are here to address the changes with you, including stress testing, capital measures and anti-money laundering laws. Insurance Regulatory For insurance industry leaders regulatory risk is one of the biggest challenges. A&M works with organizations and regulators across the industry to improve performance, meet financial and operational targets and navigate compliance issues. Global Cyber Risk Services Whether your goal is to enhance your current information security program or respond to and minimize the damage of a cyber incident, A&M identifies the best solutions to protect your data. Privacy & Data Compliance Services A&M provides pragmatic business-focused advice and solutions that strike the critical balance between managing evolving privacy compliance requirements and reputational risks, enabling technology innovation and recognising commercial objectives FINANCIAL SERVICES Financial institutions today are struggling to maintain revenue growth and attractive returns on capital while addressing the twin challenges of regulatory compliance and technological change. We help clients through the mire of regulatory, performance improvement, restructuring, transaction advisory, disputes and litigation, and valuation issues. Capital Markets With over 40 years of experience our specialist A&M Capital Markets teams apply deep expertise through an array of specialist services, tailored to our clients, to help create value, realise opportunity, operate efficiently and manage risk. Insurance In today’s insurance environment, change is accelerating. We’re ready to work with organizations and regulators across the industry to improve performance, meet financial and operational targets and navigate compliance issues. Banking As your institution is looking for ways to achieve financial success in the midst of change in regulation, technology, and other business disrupters, our professionals will work with you to evaluate options and execute strategy for results. Diversified Financials Financial services companies are increasingly seeking ways to increase their top line while differentiating themselves from competition, meeting regulatory expectations and addressing customer demands. Our expertise in transactions, regulation, and performance improvement can assist. Wealth Management We partner with you to solve complex challenges in a rapidly changing wealth management environment. We identify options and drive effective change within your wealth management business through the experience of our seasoned operators. Private Equity Services We provide independent analysis and end-to-end services across the investment lifecycle that deliver results in every economic cycle. Our one-of-a-kind, integrated approach serves clients well in buy- and sell-side situations. Financial Services Transaction Advisory The increasingly complex nature of financial services deals necessitates deep industry, accounting and transaction experience. A&M’s dedicated global financial services deal professionals have executed hundreds of transactions spanning the banking, asset management, insurance and specialty finance subsectors. Estimate Incremental Borrowing Rate LeaseSCRE is a compliant, Machine Learning based lease accounting tool that estimates your Incremental Borrowing Rate for ASC 842, saving thousands of dollars in a few minutes.

Firm Overview

When Tony Alvarez and Bryan Marsal joined forces in 1983, it was with the intent of seamlessly linking operations, performance improvement and value creation to best help companies turn areas of stagnation into growth to achieve sustainable results. This ethos remains at the core of the firm. Alvarez & Marsal are the consulting firm known for asking tough questions, listening well, digging in and rolling up their sleeves. They are fact-driven and action-oriented. They move their clients forward, to where they need to be. Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) when conventional approaches are not enough to drive change and achieve results. Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that provides advisory, business performance improvement and turnaround management services. A&M’s leadership is about a bias towards action and the willingness to tell clients what we think is needed. Our restructuring heritage sharpens our ability to act decisively. Clients select A&M for our deep expertise and ability to create and deliver practical, rather than theoretical, solutions to their unique problems in addition to our independence/objectivity. These are the core differences that distinguish A&M from other management consulting firms. With over 7,000 people across four continents, A&M delivers tangible results for corporates, boards, private equity firms, law firms and government agencies facing complex challenges. A&M’s senior leaders, and their teams, help organizations transform operations, catapult growth and accelerate results through decisive action. Comprised of experienced operators, world-class consultants, former regulators and industry authorities, A&M leverages its restructuring heritage to turn change into a strategic business asset, manage risk and unlock value at every stage of growth.