When Natasha Hall, managing director and founder of Hall Advisory, a boutique GRC and strategic advisory services firm that is fast rising through the ranks in the financial consulting space, is asked about the core value proposition of the company, her answer is simple yet perceptive. "The colors silver, white, and gold in our logo represent what Hall Advisory stands for: substance, simplicity, and sparkle. We have the strong technical know-how to provide value-added recommendations and assistance, and the business acumen to cut through the complexity and achieve desired results for our clients, all with a bit of a ‘wow’ factor.”
This was demonstrated, for example, when Hall Advisory stepped in to assist a financial services group to successfully execute a corporate transaction involving a regulated institution. This involved working through the required due diligence and approval processes, transition planning, and regulatory communications. Hall Advisory and their strong ‘can do’ attitude is a big win for clients, irrespective of the challenge at hand.
In another example, Hall Advisory helped an innovative technology platform provider to achieve a competitive edge by developing a suite of governance, risk management, and compliance frameworks from scratch to support a regulatory license application. This enabled the client to enter a limited market at a critical point in time to secure future strategic positioning.
While today Hall Advisory is steadily climbing the ladder of success, Natasha goes back a few years when the company was founded. As an industry veteran with close to two decades of experience in the financial services sector, Natasha observed the dire need for quality risk and compliance consulting services at the right pricing.
The colors silver, white, and gold in our logo represent what Hall Advisory stands for: substance, simplicity, and sparkle
“I came up with the idea of Hall Advisory in order to better serve clients by leveraging an alternative business model, while enabling myself and others to pursue their respective passions and interests," states Natasha.
The timing couldn't have been better, given the current economic landscape, where businesses are constantly struggling with the new and increasing compliance requirements and expectations on a regular basis. "It can be very difficult for our clients to recruit permanent risk and compliance staff with the right level of capability and experience," she explains. As such, Hall Advisory is your go-to GRC consultant as they provide flexible service offerings and additional resourcing support allowing clients to manage the workload in the interim. They also specialize in providing independent reviews and risk culture diagnostics. In addition, the company also has a credit rating advisory practice which functions as a complimentary financial risk management service offering.
A crucial factor behind Hall Advisory's year on year success is the expert team driving the company. Hall Advisory is comprised of a number of ex-regulators, ratings analysts, and commercial business practitioners who have an intimate understanding of regulatory requirements and supervisory approach. To keep their regulatory knowledge current, the company holds memberships with a number of associations, stays up-to-date with industry publications, and attends industry conferences and seminars on a regular basis, as well as frequently sharing knowledge in various forums and discussion groups.
"As noted by the CRO of a major superannuation fund in Australia, Hall Advisory is building a strong team of ‘smart, self-directed, and insightful’ consultants," recalls Natasha. At this critical point in our growth phase, we are focused on getting the right people on the bus to drive our strategy forward and develop a prevalent internal culture of high performance and collaboration.
Truly, Hall Advisory is one company to watch out for given their quality service offerings and expertise. After establishing a subsidiary in Singapore in late 2018, Hall Advisory is currently in the process of building out their core business across the Asia-Pacific region.