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About 1886

Strategic. Focussed. Pragmatic.

 

We understand the front to back investment lifecycle and bring together industry and consulting expertise to solve complex problems for clients. Ultimately we are all about our purpose… Helping the investment and wealth community be better.

Our purpose

The story behind our name

In 1886, about 50 years after the Industrial Revolution, Arthur D Little was attributed as the first management consultant, pioneering the concept of contracted professional services. The subsequent growth of the ‘consultant’ in the decades to follow was due to their success in systematising the organisation of work and bringing specialist expertise to clients.

Why we started 1886

It is upon this symbolic foundation of expertise, consistency and quality outcomes for clients that 1886 Consulting was born - we are here to help the investment and wealth community navigate todays digital revolution and be better.

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We're also fans of Arsenal FC - they too were founded in 1886!

Our values

1886 Consulting was founded on four key beliefs:

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INDUSTRY EXPERTISE & REPUTATION

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LEADERSHIP VALUES & INTEGRITY

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CONTINUOUS LEARNING & GROWTH OF OUR PEOPLE

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A RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF QUALITY CLIENT OUTCOMES

How we work

How we work is based on our personal values which have informed these beliefs and what we think matters most to our people and our clients.

 

Our team consists of SMEs who love what they do, have worked together to deliver business outcomes for Australian Investment, Super and Wealth organisations and who are passionate about helping our clients provide a financially secure future for Australians.

Vendor relationships

Our client engagements are built on partnership and collaboration

We have designed and delivered leading investment, technology and operational architectures working closely with solution providers across the investment management lifecycle. 1886 is a vendor-agnostic consultancy, we are dedicated to having relationships and in-depth knowledge of solutions and services from a wide range of firms.

Clients

You need a consulting partner with the experience and confidence to take the lead. Our team has put in the hours, working both in-house and as consultants on transformation programs at firms across the investment management industry. Whether you’re an institutional asset manager or an outsourcing service provider, our team will help you set the stage to achieve your goals with our broad market reach. 

 

Client markets include:

  • Superannuations Funds (Public, Corporate and Industry Funds)

  • Asset Managers (Listed Markets, Real Estate, Alternatives and Multi-Asset)

  • Wealth Managers & Platforms

  • Insurers

  • Asset Service Providers 

Clients we've worked with