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Alpha FX Overview

London, England
51 to 200 employees
2009
Company - Public (AFX)
Financial Transaction Processing
£2 to £5 billion (GBP) per year
Competitors

Investec, Validus Risk Management, JCRA

We are Alpha - a company where people and technology come together to deliver powerful FX risk management and payment solutions to some of the world's most respected organisations.

Since our inception in 2009, we've ... Read more

Alpha FX Reviews

  • "50% of the people I work with are shareholders..."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in London, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alpha FX full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    … In many respects, that tells you all you need to know about this company – there are 120 people after all.

    When I joined Alpha three years ago, I was at a place in my life where I knew I needed to make a change. I could see where my career was going and where I was going to end up and, whilst very respectable, it didn’t excite me.

    After meeting with Morgan (CEO) and James (Senior Partner), it was very clear to me that these were people who had ambitions I could get behind. Both expressed (in no uncertain terms) that Alpha was a company they’d created to change people’s lives. Morgan told me that was what drived him. The way they intended to do this was through a principle of ‘collective ownership’, awarding key members of the team with equity as it continued to grow.

    Ultimately, I chose to take a leap of faith.

    I’m glad I did. Three years on, and Alpha has delivered on everything it said it would – and some. I worked hard for three years in order to build a portfolio whilst working with some incredible people. On reflection, that’s what happens when you build a team of people who all share the same ambitions and opportunities as one another.

    Today I am now a Partner in a publicly listed company. I’ve learnt more in these three years than I did previously in my entire career, and financially, I’m now able to do things that I’d previously on dreamed of.

    I was told Alpha could change my life. Three years on, I think that’s a pretty fair summary.

    Cons

    Are their negatives? Of course. Like any fast growing business, its high pressure and I’ve seen some genuinely nice people leave, who weren’t quite able to cut it. Their office is also in London, which for me, isn’t really my scene. But against the pros there’s really no contest.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with 'work hard, live well' initiatives – they might seem small, but they make a big difference.

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Alpha FX Interviews

Experience

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Getting an Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Alpha FX (London, England) in March 2018.

    Interview

    A short interview of 30 minutes with 2 people. First interviewer was 'good cop' and the second one 'bad cop'. They were really good at explaining the role but not so much about the company itself. Job spec as really vague and they didn't offer feedback.

    Interview Questions

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Alpha FX Awards & Accolades

  • Inc5000 Fastest Growing Company, Inc5000, 2016
  • The Investec Mid-Market 100, Investec, 2016
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