People

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We have been fortunate to work with many bright people over the years. Some of them are now part of the firm
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Our team is made up of specialists in Analytics, Risk, and Technology. It includes ex-regulators and senior industry professionals. We have successfully delivered large complex programmes
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Our consultants have worked across the world and have an international outlook. They can connect with clients as individuals and are able to adapt their working style to the client organisation

Our Leadership Team

Dr. Nasir M. Ahmad – Managing Partner
Current Role:
leads strategy of the firm, business and solution development
Specialisms
stress testing and reverse stress testing, model risk, recovery planning and resolution, capital and liquidity regulation
Notable projects:
implementation of a stress testing orchestration platform, implementation of a new model risk methodology and tool, design of supervisory framework at UK regulator
Previous positions include:
banking book quant at Royal Bank of Canada, trading book quant at Toronto Dominion bank, Director at Arthur Andersen, Partner at EY, MD at BlackRock, Advisory Lead Partner at Parker Fitzgerald
Education
MSc in Theoretical Physics and PhD in Mathematics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL).
Dr. Horst Kausch – Partner and Head of Research
Current Role:
leads offering on model lifecycle including model risk
Specialisms
risk modelling, model risk with expertise across the full lifecycle, risk architecture
Notable projects:
implementation of a model risk management platform including model risk quantification, developing the counterparty credit risk model and obtaining IMM regulatory approval in multiple jurisdictions, establishing model monitoring across the full spectrum of risk models for regulatory capital frameworks (IRB, IMA, IMM) and impairments (IFRS9)
Previous positions include:
VP Market Risk Analytics at Citi, Head of Counterparty Credit Risk Analytics at HSBC, MD at HSBC
Education
PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Cambridge.
Dr. Colin Lawrence – Senior Strategic Adviser
Current Role:
leads strategy of the firm and introduces the firm to senior market players
Specialisms
financial regulation, trading business, derivatives, business models, stress testing, RRP
Notable projects:
managed a new division at UK regulator to validate quantitative modelling and regulatory risk across all banks and insurers, implementation of business model design and its linkage to stress testing and resolution planning
Previous positions include:
MD at UBS, MD at Barclays, Director of the Risk Specialist Division at the Prudential Regulatory Authority, and senior adviser to the Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, Partner at EY, Partner at Parker Fitzgerald
Education
PhD in Economics from The University of Chicago.
John Brent – Partner
Current Role:
leads stress testing and RRP solutions
Specialisms
stress testing, market risk in credit products and equities, risk framework and system design
Notable projects:
stress testing at large UK bank, market risk integration at large EU bank, design of country risk framework, implementation of an agile top-down stress testing system
Previous positions include:
Risk Specialist at the Financial Services Authority, Head of Credit Trading and Structured Credit at ABN Amro, Head of Equities Market Risk at RBS, Head of Stress Testing Policy and Model Governance at HSBC
Education
MA in Economics from the University of Cambridge.
Nenad Mrksa – Partner
Current Role:
lead for Switzerland and asset management solutions
Specialisms
treasury (business and risk aspects), capital management, asset management, private banking, structured finance, risk oversight, complex transactions
Notable projects:
implementation of ALM and capital reporting for the board, setting-up risk oversight function for trading & sales, covered bonds programme implementation
Previous positions include:
Head CHF Funding at CS, Board Member of CS (Mortgages) AG, Head Corporate Actions at CS, Head regulatory & economic capital in private banking, Fixed Income COO at CS Zurich, Treasury analyst at Paribas
Education
MA in Economics from the University of Geneva.
Dr. Oleg Soloviev - Advisor
Current Role:
CEO of Econophysica Group
Specialisms
advanced quantitative finance, management of complex scientifically intensive projects
Notable projects:
advanced methods from physics and mathematics; many years of teaching experience
Previous positions include:
Over 10 year engagement with Deutsche Bank on the strategic DB Analytics project; delivery of multiple projects for various MRM divisions of Credit Suisse; R&D projects for JP Morgan and Winton Capital
Education
MSc in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics and PhD in Theoretical Physics, from the Tomsk State University, Russia.
Aananth Solaiyappan - Advisor
Current Role:
CEO of Squareshift.co
Specialisms
digital transformation, cloud enablement, cybersecurity, data engineering, software and systems engineering, FinTech and financial services
Notable projects:
data warehouse for Amazon.com ads, regulatory reporting (Basel) and analytics for Standard Chartered Bank, lending & credit analytics system for a HK Digital Bank
Previous positions include:
CTO at two startups (www.welab.co and www.weinvest.net), co-founder of digital bank in Hong Kong, Group Head of mobile banking at Standard Chartered Bank, engineering roles at Amazon.com and Oracle Corporation.
Education
MS in Software Systems.

Your experience in working with us

When our clients describe working with us the following points are often highlighted:
Clearer picture
Through seamless integration of advanced analytics and technology you perceive complexity in a new and simpler way. This allows for better decision making, based on insights. This is best practice in action.
Faster delivery
Thanks to the extensive IP, the delivery times are often 25% less than the market average. The IP includes pre-fabricated pieces such as methodology standardisation, designs, prototypes, professional grade software, synthetic data, and a library of benchmarks.
Agreeable user experience
Clear milestones and communication, no surprises, empowerment through knowledge transfer … thanks to decades of industry experience we anticipate your needs.

Interested in joining us?

Our hiring process is simple and clear: we focus on specialist expertise and academic qualifications.

Feel free to contact us even if we currently do not have any open roles. We accept CVs throughout the year and would love to hear from you. Should an open position arise, and your experience meets our requirements, we will contact you.

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