About Us

We are a leading professional services firm dedicated to supporting Financial Institutions and Large Corporations in improving and excelling data management and business analytics.

Our elite team of functional and technical experts is focused on the convergence of Enterprise Performance Management, Data Management, Risk Analytics, Business Intelligence and CRM.

We believe in the power of connected data. We understand the data supply chain from where it begins to the many ways it can be consumed and flow throughout the organisation, whether it is internal data, external data, digital data, syndicated data, structured and unstructured data.

We see technology as a great enabler for driving business results. We fully embrace cloud computing and the innovation that is occurring in big data so that you can move faster.

Our software partners (Moody’s Analytics, ASG, and IBM) are the category leaders and together we are revolutionising how our clients are using business analytics.

We are creative problem solvers. The more challenging the work the better. The more messy the data the better. We are your partner to turn unruly data into insight for better, faster decision making.

Our Management Team

Dr. Giovanni Butera
Dr. Giovanni Butera - CEO
Managing Director – Analytics and Innovation
Giovanni has extensive experience in developing, implementing and validating analytic models for the banking industry. For over 20 years, he has been a leading quantitative risk specialist with a deep knowledge of data collection and customer analytics, customer life-cycle management, risk analytics, risk model development and validation, stress testing, capital adequacy measurement, and active portfolio management.

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Education / Certifications

  • Ph.D. in Financial Econometrics and Credit Risk Modelling Techniques at RMIT
  • Master of Applied Finance at Melbourne University, and Specialisation School in Banking at Rome University “La Sapienza’.
  • Member of the PRMIA – Professional Risk Manager International Association, and GARP – Global Association of Risk Managers
  • Speaker at various international conferences on risk management issues, modeling techniques and regulatory compliance.
Areas of Expertise

  • Financial Risk Management (Credit, Market, Operational Risks)
  • Basel II & III (RWA, CVA, ICAAP, Stress Testing, Simulation )
  • Regulatory Capital and Economic Capital optimisation
  • Statistical and modelling packages: SAS, SPSS, E-views, Risk Frontier, Credit Portfolio Manager.
Previous Employers

  • Moody’s Analytics / Moody’s KMV
  • Capitalia Banking Group / Unicredit
  • Bank of Rome
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt. Ltd

Experience and Accomplishments

  • Worked for Moody’s Analytics throughout Europe for six years implementing credit risk models and stress testing frameworks in banks in South Africa, Italy, Spain, France and UK.
  • Worked at Capitalia Bank Group (now Unicredit) for five years in a variety of roles. These included the designing, developing and validating internal risk rating models; establishing single name, segment, industry and regional limits; and building other econometric models, for provisioning purposes.

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Phil Peluso
Phil Peluso - COO
Managing Director - Implementation Services
Phil has over 16 years of Information Technology experience, primarily in designing and implementing solutions and specialising in FX and banknote trading, and in credit risk and compliance field. Phil has extensive experience in application development, large scale system implementations, business consulting and project management, with Tier I and Tier II financial institutions in Australia and overseas.

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Education / Certifications

  • Bachelor of Information Systems at Swinburne University of Technology
  • Business Analysis Essentials at PM Partners
  • Accredited Practitioner in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)
Areas of Expertise

  • Basel II & III (RWA, CVA, ICAAP, Stress Testing, Simulation)
  • Onsite Systems Implementations & PMO
  • Relationship Management & Business Consulting
  • Systems Analysis, Application Development and customisation
  • Risk Authority implementation and configuration
Previous Employers

  • Moody’s Analytics
  • IMX Software Pty Ltd
  • Wordware Pty Ltd

Experience and Accomplishments

  • Worked for Moody’s Analytics for over five years implementing Fermat CAD and project managing the implementation of Risk Authority at ANZ Bank, the largest customisation project in Asia-Pac for RAy.
  • Extensive onsite consulting and implementation experience in Australia and the UK in large Tier1 financial institutions including; HSBC Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), American Express , Travelex, FirstRate Exchange Services, ANZ Bank in Melbourne

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Satish Edara
Satish Edara
Director - Risk Systems
Satish has over 10 years of IT experience that covers the Design, Analysis, and Development of software application and data warehousing systems in the Banking and Finance industries…

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Satish has over 10 years of IT experience that covers the Design, Analysis, and Development of software application and data warehousing systems in the Banking and Finance industries. He has a deep functional understanding of Basel II & III and experience with the implementation of Moody’s Analytics Risk Authority and Oracles Reveleus (OFSAA) platforms. Satish is excellent in project scoping, project management methodology, project implementation life cycles and workflow process.

Education / Certifications

  • Masters in Computer Applications (MCA, Computer Science), Osmania University
  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Applications (BCA, Computer Science), Nagarjuna University
  • Areas of Expertise

    • Financial Risk Management (Credit, Market, Operational Risks)
    • Basel II & III (RWA, CVA, ICAAP, Stress Testing, Simulation )
    • Regulatory Capital and Economic Capital optimisation
    • Database development and tuning
    • Data analysis and systems implementations
    Previous Employers

    • Moody’s Analytics / Moody’s KMV
    • Oracle Financial Services
    • Sonata Software

    Experience and Accomplishments

    • Worked for Moody’s Analytics supporting and implementing the Risk Authority credit risk platform in the largest implementations in the Asia-Pac Region.
    • Played a key role in the Next-Gen program at National Australia Bank; Implementing GL Recon, FTP, Credit Risk and Regulatory Reporting modules.

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Dimitrios Rozakos
Senior Technical Consultant
Dimitrios is a specialist software developer and product support analyst with 20 years of experience predominately in the Banking and Finance industry. His expertise includes FX and banknote trading, mortgage lending, mobile EFTPOS, credit risk and automation.

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Dimitrios is a specialist software developer and product support analyst with 20 years of experience predominately in the Banking and Finance industry. His expertise includes FX and banknote trading, mortgage lending, mobile EFTPOS, credit risk and automation. He has a deep understanding of application development, requirements gathering, third level systems support and high level client relationship management.

Education / Certifications

  • Graduate Certificate of Computer Engineering at RMIT University
  • Bachelor of Manufacturing Engineering at Swinburne University
  • Bachelor of Science (Physics) at Melbourne University
Areas of Expertise

  • Systems Analysis and solution design
  • Application Development and Quality Assurance testing
  • Third level application support of complex systems
  • Client Relationship Management
Previous Employers

  • Moody’s Analytics
  • National Australia Bank
  • Point of Pay Pty Ltd
  • IMX Software Pty Ltd

Experience and Accomplishments

  • Supported large Tier 1 Financial Institutions and large corporations globally with names that include Royal Bank of Scotland, Commerzbank, Credit Suisse, HSBC Private Bank, AMEX Australia, Telstra/Qantas, IBM GSA and Holden.
  • Has extensive experience in data migration, SQL optimisation, and systems integration in the finance industry.

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Rajesh Kasi
Functional Consultant
Rajesh has 13 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry. This includes 10 years in Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence, Risk Management, Regulatory Reporting, Change Management and more…

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Rajesh has 13 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry. This includes 10 years in Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence, Risk Management, Regulatory Reporting, Change Management and more than 3 years of investment / trading advisory to large corporates, HNI clients in equities, Forex and commodity derivatives business. His focus is on building business and implementation strategies for Data Analytics across risk and finance functions in the banking and financial services industry.

Education / Certifications

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance, ICFAI Business School, Chennai
  • Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Electronics & Instrumentation, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
  • NCFM Certification in Commodities Derivatives Module, National Stock Exchange of India, Mumbai
Areas of Expertise

  • Basel II & III, BCBS 239, COREP, FINREP, FRTB, BNM, MAS, APRA, BOT Regulatory Reporting
  • Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence
  • Risk Management, Data Governance, Change Management
  • Proficiency in Moody’s Risk Authority, and AXIOM, OBIEE, Informatica Power Centre 8.x, Hyperion
Previous Employers

  • Deutsche Bank
  • Barclays Bank PLC
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Indiabulls Asset Management

Experience and Accomplishments

  • Experienced Business Analyst with extensive knowledge of Data Analytics and Business Modelling, and ability to translate functional requirements into technical documentation.
  • Extensive experience in implemented various regulatory reporting solutions across different geographical region (UK, US and APAC).
  • Expertise in Lending and Financial Markets, and in implementing RWA calculation and other KPIs/measures for Credit Risk, Market Risk and Operational Risk.
  • Managed successfully the migration of COREP, FINREP & Pillar III projects, and in setting up Change Management Centre of Excellence team in Chennai.

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Robin Goh
Senior Functional Consultant
Robin has more than 12 years Information Technology experience, of which 10 years were in the financial services sector specialising in Financial and Regulatory risk management and origination…

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Robin has more than 12 years Information Technology experience, of which 10 years were in the financial services sector specialising in Financial and Regulatory risk management and origination. He has proven experience in software systems architecting, development and deployment as well as conducting user workshops and trainings.

Education / Certifications

  • Masters of Science in Applied Finance at Nanyang Business School, NTU (Singapore)
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and Electrical (Computing), Sheffield University (UK)
Areas of Expertise

  • Basel II & III  and BCBS 239 reporting (including APRA, HKMA, MAS, COREP)
  • Technical & Business Consulting
  • Systems Analysis, Application Development, testing and customisation (Oracle database, data warehousing, business intelligence, data mapping, application server, PL/SQL, Java)
  • Risk Foundation and Risk Authority(Ray) implementation and configuration
Previous Employers

  • Moody’s Analytics (MA) / Fermat
  • Oracle Corp
  • Infocommunication Authority of Singapore

Experience and Accomplishments

  • Worked at Moody’s Analytics for over ten years developing and implementing Fermat/Moody’s Analytics Risk Foundation suite of products(including Fermat CAD/MA RiskAuthority, RRT). Served as subject matter and product expert to support pre-sales, implementation and customisation to MA clients across Asia Pacific including ANZ, HSBC, Stanchart, BoC, OCBC, TMB etc.
  • Pioneered Oracle R&D center in Asia Pacific and provided ad-hoc/premium consultancy to Oracle customers on critical projects that require deep technical troubleshooting skills.

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Bharat Dhall
Technical Consultant
Bharat has 6 years of IT experience in banking within the Finance, Risk and Treasury space. He provided technical support, business operations, change & transition management, design, analysis, and…

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Bharat has 6 years of IT experience in banking within the Finance, Risk and Treasury space. He provided technical support, business operations, change & transition management, design, analysis, and development of software application and data warehousing systems. Bharat has a deep understanding of Credit Risk – Basel II & III and IFRS9, and supported the upgrade of Oracle Financial Services (OFSAAI) platform.

Education / Certifications

  • Bachelor of Technology (B.TECH) in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Delhi, India.
  • Oracle certified in Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications Infrastructure (OFSAAI.)
Areas of Expertise

  • Basel II & III, IFRS9
  • Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence
  • Change Management, Business Analysis, Project Transitions
  • Data Analysis and System implementation
  • Stakeholder Management
Previous Employers

  • Infosys Ltd.
  • National Australian Bank
  • ANZ Group

Experience and Accomplishments

  • Extensive experience in managing, handling and operating the monthly RWA (CRE) and CP (IFRS9) processes at National Australia Bank.
  • Provided technical support for various core banking systems including Funds Transfer Pricing, Credit Risk Engine, and to the implementation of IFRS9 at ANZ Banking Group.
  • Participated to the Next-Gen Program at National Australia bank, including Project transition, technical and business support, change management, and co-ordination with multiple teams and stakeholders.

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Will Hannagan
Technical Consultant
Will has over eight years experience as a full-stack developer. He worked for the past three years at ANZ Bank on a variety of roles and specialising in credit-risk, regulatory reporting and risk analytics systems.

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Education / Certifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce at Swinburne University
  • SAS Certified Data Scientist using SAS 9
  • SAS Certified Data Integration Developer for SAS 9

Areas of Expertise

  • Oracle Database 11g/12c and PL/SQL Development
  • Relational data modelling and data warehousing
  • Unix scripting and automation
  • Moody’s Risk Authority data sourcing and ETL logic customisation
  • Object Oriented C# and C++ development

Previous Employers

  • ANZ Banking Group Ltd
  • Nixora Group Pty Ltd

Experience and Accomplishments

  • Worked for ANZ Bank for over three years designing, customising and developing bespoke data warehousing and analytics applications; written in C#, SAS and Oracle PL/SQL.
  • Change implementation and performance customisation on the Moody’s Risk Authority product at ANZ Bank for two years; removal of existing manual processes and implementation of automated sourcing workflows from staging through to reporting.

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Our Partners

Nixora Group has a wealth of knowledge and experience in large scale enterprise wide system implementations. We understand the value of a cross-skilled workforce and thus provide highly capable consultants to deal with both business and technical aspects of our projects.

Nixora Group operates in partnership with industry-leading technology companies to deliver added value implementation and advisory services to our customers.

By leveraging the latest technology offerings coupled with best practices and industry experience, we deliver business expansion for our partners, and improved performance and efficiencies to our clients.

The keys to our success are tailored strategic advice, predictable and standardised processes, strong relationships, and proven experience in the ever changing business and regulatory environment.

Moody’s Analytics and Nixora Group have partnered for the implementation of Risk Authority® Platform, an award-winning regulatory calculation and reporting platform. Risk Authority is an open, flexible and highly differentiated technology in today’s marketplace.

AxiomSL and Nixora Group partner for the implementation of an Enterprise Data Management Platform for Risk & Regulatory Reporting, Liquidity and Capital Analytics, and together we deliver to Financial Institution the technology and deep industry expertise for addressing critical regulatory and risk requirements.

ASG

ASG Technologies and Nixora Group have partnered for the implementation of all of ASG’s Enterprise Data Intelligence Solutions, a suite of systems and platforms that allow Financial Institutions to (1) track Data Lineage through automation, (2) assess and remediate Data Quality Issues, and (3) gain deep insights into Critical Business Data.

Nixora Group works closely with the IBM’s Financial Services division to configure and manage solutions of the IBM Business Analytics suite including Customer Insight Banking, Watson, OpenPages, Cognos, and Algorithmics.

Oracle and Nixora Group partner for the implementation of OFSAA (Oracle Financial Services Analytic Applications) and FSDF (Oracle Financial Services Data Foundation) providing Financial Institutions with a suite of applications and a common staging and integrated results area.

Integris has partnered with Nixora Group to implement a first of a kind 5-S Cognitive and Analytics platform, based on Language Intelligence technologies (ASR, NLP and NLU) and delivers accurate processing of Social, Semantics, Sentiment, Speech and Structured data.