Expertise in Financial Services
At its heart, financial services businesses are a business like any other. 3C Advisory was established to help clients in the financial services business deal with the three disciplines that form the holy trinity in operating infrastructure in that market place: Control, Capacity & Cost. They need to be viewed as a whole that needs all three components to be in balance. 3C Advisory is a passionate advocate of building great infrastructure and focussing on these discipline to help clients find that balance.
Recent Client Assignments
IBM Global Business Services
“The Bankers’ Plumber. I help banks and FinTechs master their processing; optimising control, capacity and cost.”
I am an expert-generalist in FS matters. I understand the full front-to-back and end-to-end impact of what we do in banks. That allows me to build the best processes for our clients; ones that deliver on the three key dimensions of Operations: control, capacity and cost.
Old tricks for new dogs: Those “old” skills are now applicable in the FinTech space; ensuring that new offerings have robust processes under the hood. I am an advisor to two Fintech start-ups; ICON Capital Reserve and Sonect.
Designing & implementing data quality assurance to ensure control over key data. Built on Hadoop / Big Data and using IBM IGC.
Intraday Liquidity Management / Cash Management:
Extensive work on optimisation of Intraday Liquidity Cost optimisation to meet BCBS 248 requirements, process rationalisation, Nostro Network optimisation. Latest project will achieve annual cost savings of $20mm+ in reduced liquidity buffer costs.
Led global projects for three banks to join CLS for FX settlement. Included software selection, process re-engineering, testing and Network Management overhaul.
Responsible for product development and support for Credit Suisse’s transaction business: Payments, Custody & CLS.
A senior leader with experience across global regions, decision-making guided by integrity and strong personal ethics, able to gain personal support at all levels of an organisation in order to create a culture for success. Proven ability to lead large-scale initiatives and to drive business growth via process, organisation, and technology redesign. Management professional with a strong business and technology background in the global financial markets environment.
Program Manager and Senior Project Manager
Mark is an ideal person for leading a programme of work. A Program Manager and Senior Project Manager with 25+ years banking experience building and deploying critical front-office business systems. Most recently Mark has been working on Regulatory Business Change in Banking (EMIR, MIFID, AML, FATCA, CRS). He has a broad range of product knowhow, is strongly entrepreneurial and deeply experienced in new business development projects. Mark has the strength of character that allows him to develop strong working relationships in the front-office.
Rainer has an extensive understanding of and experience in how to process front-to-back Capital Market products. He has identified many cost, quality and risk items in the Capital Market world and regularly took the initiative to significantly reduce the impact of those items through practical and creative solutions. As a strong believer of “if you don’t measure it, you cannot manage it”, he has initiated and directed the development of two sizable low-maintenance data warehouses that led to significant business value, business intelligence and actionable intelligence. Having worked on both the buy-side and the sell-side of financial products he is also very familiar with booking models, service level agreements and management accounting. The roles he has covered so far are: Process Manager, Process Engineer, Product Manager, Business Manager, Risk Manager, Project Manager, Programme Manager.
Software and Services Sector
Iain’s specialties are new business sales & marketing focused on software and services sector. Experienced in strategy formulation, new market entry and business development, in particular focused on financial services (Retail & Investment Banking) and technologies including Risk & Compliance, BPM and Workflow. Manages the delicate balance between strategy planning and the practical implementation of market entry and revenue delivery (geographic or vertical sector) for new or established operations.