We are a management consultancy specialising in financial analytics and compliance. We provide banks, asset and fund managers, treasuries and financial advisors with the skills and support necessary to develop and implement their business strategy for financial analytics and to master compliance with financial regulations.
Our clients include global, regional and local banks, regulators, sovereign wealth funds, investment funds, leading audit firms as well as independent asset managers, family offices and financial advisers.
The firm’s unique combination of skills and experience enables us to bridge the gaps that often occur between front-office, risk, quants, technology and compliance.
Our services are underlined and complemented by our business partnerships: We are FINCAD’s Channel Partner for Southeast Asia, providing consultancy, sales and technical support to their clients across the region. We distribute CDDS’ comprehensive AML/CFT screening and management tools. We work with BRP Bizzozero & Partners SA to provide world-leading solutions on compliance in cross-border financial services.
Richard Ayres, CEO and co-founder, has over 22 years experience in investment banking and consulting with the likes of UBS, JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank and Barclays Capital in London, New York and Singapore.
Richard was previously the Global COO of Research at Nomura. He has a background in financial modelling, analytics and software engineering. Richard specialises in business analysis, deal structuring and negotiations and also mentors technology start-ups in the software, online and mobile business sectors.
Richard holds an MBA (High Honors) from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BSc (Joint Hons.) in Pure Mathematics and Computation from the University of Manchester, England.
Phone: +61 (0)410 474 984 (Sydney)
Ben Watson, Australia CEO, has also been the APAC regional head of Quantitative Analyics for the Royal Bank of Scottland (RBS).
Ben has over 17 years experience as a Quantitative Analyst with RBS, ABN Amro, Citigroup, Salomon Smith Barney and Natwest Markets. Ben has also worked as an analyst with Gas and Grain trading companies.
Ben has a MSc. In Decision Sciences (with Distinction) from the University of Westminster London in the UK and a B Com in Accountancy and Finance from the University of Tasmania.
+61 (0)410 474 984 (Sydney)