Zanders acquires financial services risk consultancy Fintegral

31 July 2023 2 min. read

International finance consultancy Zanders has acquired Fintegral, a specialist risk consulting firm with over 30 staff.

Announced on Friday, the acquisition is the first for Zanders in its 30-year history, and comes with the backing of investor MML. “This acquisition is part of our strategic growth agenda and significantly expands our presence in two key markets: the DACH region and the United Kingdom,” said Laurens Tijdhof, CEO of Zanders.

Established two decades ago, Fintegral supports financial services institutions with financial and non-financial risk management. The firm operates with offices in London, Frankfurt and Zurich.

Zanders acquires financial services risk consultancy Fintegral

The bolt-on strengthens Zanders’ capabilities in financial risk modelling and validation, non-financial risk management, risk governance, and regulatory compliance. “Their expertise in risk management aligns perfectly with our mission of supporting our clients in managing risk – at a time when they face a complex and evolving risk landscape.”

Meanwhile, Zanders expects cross-offering synergies as well, with the combination of Fintegral’s deep domain risk knowledge and Zanders’ traditional treasury and finance expertise to enable a more holistic service that “empowers financial institutions and other organisations to make more well-informed decisions.”

As part of the integration, Zanders will see its team in the UK (launched in 2008) grow to 45-strong, while its teams in Germany (launched in 2022) and Switzerland (launched in 2010) will be lifted to 35 staff. “This positions Zanders as a leading player in our domain,” stated Tijdhof.

Company-wide, Zanders now has over 300 consultants and staff working from offices in Europe, the Middle East, the US, and Asia. The firm, headquartered in the Netherlands, was recently recognised by as a leading finance consulting firm in both the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

Commenting on the joining of forces, Fintegral’s Managing Partner Andreas Peter said: “Together, we will have the opportunity to bring our extensive risk management expertise to a wider range of international clients, helping them build robust risk frameworks, optimise their capital allocation, and navigate the increasingly complex regulatory environment. Our clients will benefit from the extended resources and combined know-how.”