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 – Data Management & Analytics
Giovanni has extensive experience in developing, implementing and validating models for the banking industry of over 20 years. He is a leading quantitative risk specialist and has deep knowledge of data collection and analysis, model development and validation, stress testing, forecasting, reporting, capital adequacy, transfer pricing, regulatory and economic capital, 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 15 years information technology experience, 12 of which have been in the financial services segment specialising in foreign exchange and banknote trading, and credit risk and compliance field.  He has proven experience in application development, onsite consulting, systems implementation and client relationship management.

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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 RiskAuthority™.
  • 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 10 years of IT experience in designing, analysis, and development of software application and data warehousing systems in the credit risk, banking, Finance and Leasing Industries…

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Satish has 10 years of IT experience in designing, analysis, and development of software application and data warehousing systems in the credit risk, banking, Finance and Leasing Industries. He has a deep functional understanding of Credit Risk – Basel II & III through the implementation of Moody’s Analytics Risk Authority platform, as well as Oracle’s OFSAA platform.

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
  • 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 AsiaPac 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 has 10 years financial services experience, specialising in the foreign exchange and wholesale bank note trading market. He has a deep understanding of risk systems…

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Dimitrios has 10 years financial services experience, specialising in the foreign exchange and wholesale bank note trading market. He has a deep understanding of risk systems and application Development, requirements gathering , third level systems support and 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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Robin Goh
Senior Functional Consultant
Robin has more than 12 years information technology experience, 10 of which have been in the financial services segment specialising in Financial and Regulatory risk management and origination…

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Robin has more than 12 years information technology experience, 10 of which have been in the financial services segment specialising in Financial and Regulatory risk management and origination. He has extensive 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
Consultant
Bharat has a 6 years of IT experience in banking within the Finance, Risk and Treasury. He can provide technical support to business operations, change & transition management, design, analysis, and…

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Bharat has a 6 years of IT experience in banking within the Finance, Risk and Treasury. He can provide technical support to 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.

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

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Will has over eight years experience as a full-stack developer. He worked for the past three years at a major Australian Bank on a variety of roles and specialising in credit-risk, regulatory reporting and risk analytics systems. Will has extensive experience in supporting regulatory reporting projects and in the enhancement of performance of risk and reporting systems.

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 Orientated C# and C++ development
Previous Employers

  • ANZ Banking Group

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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Claudia Masina
Claudia Masina
Operations Manager
Claudia has 10 years of experience in Administration, Marketing and Strategic operation planning…

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Claudia has 10 years of experience in Administration, Marketing and Strategic operation planning. She is an enthusiastic Operations specialist with extensive experience in organising events for the hospitality industry, and strong managerial ability in leading with customer and stakeholders.

Education / Certifications

  • Certificate III in Hospitality Management (THH33002 – FGM Consultant)
  • Post-Diploma “Tour Operator Technician” Torino
  • Diploma “Travel Operations” Torino
Areas of Expertise

  • Marketing
  • Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Events coordination
Previous Employers

  • Barilla Group
  • BMW Australia
  • Fenu Business Solutions
  • Donne in Cucina Pty Ltd

Experience and Accomplishments

  • Planning, organization, implementation and management of Events and Marketing activities for Barilla Group. Coordination of the operations for the annual event at the Australian Open 2018 and 2019 as main sponsor.
  • Worked for BMW as Administrator: Account Reconciliation (debtors / creditors), managing booking and daily appointments, Customer Service, liaising with Insurance companies.
  • Worked for Fenu Business Solutions as Consultant writing learning guides and summative assessments for SIT5016 Diploma of Event Management.
  • General Manager for Donne in Cucina Pty Ltd, 2 venues in Melbourne, overseeing 25 staff and organising events and functions, social media and marketing.

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Jason Osborne
Jason Osborne
Senior Consultant
Jason has 19 years of experience working in IT Delivery in financial services, with a strong background in Analysis, Design, Development, Testing and Delivery of software applications and data warehousing systems, including 10+ years with credit risk systems…

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Jason has 19 years of experience working in IT Delivery in financial services, with a strong background in Analysis, Design, Development, Testing and Delivery of software applications and data warehousing systems, including 10+ years with credit risk systems. He has an excellent capacity of application development, onsite consulting, systems implementation and client relationship management.

Education / Certifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce at Deakin University, Geelong
  • Certified Professional Scrum Master I through Scrum.org
Areas of Expertise

  • Relational Data Modelling and Data Warehousing (Oracle and SQL Server)
  • Oracle Database 11g/12c and PL/SQL Development
  • Systems Analysis, Application Development and customisation
  • Onsite Systems Implementations & PMO
  • Relationship Management & Business Consulting
  • Risk Authority implementation and configuration
Previous Employers

  • ANZ Banking Group

Experience and Accomplishments

  • Worked for ANZ Banking Group for 19 years in a variety of roles, gaining experience in application design and development, web application development, data warehouse design and implementation, and Delivery Management. Includes implementation of both large projects and smaller initiatives using agile methodologies.
  • Extensive experience with delivering process improvement and automation in IT systems, automating manual and time-consuming processes to improve accuracy, timeliness and traceability.
  • Key member of the team managing the implementation of Risk Authority at ANZ Bank, the largest customisation project in Asia-Pac for RAy.

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Rajeev Dhingra
Rajeev Dhingra
Senior Consultant
Rajeev has 17 years information technology experience of which 10 years in Finance and Regulatory Reporting for BASEL II and III. He has strong technical expertise and leadership qualities…

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Rajeev has 17 years information technology experience of which 10 years in Finance and Regulatory Reporting for BASEL II and III. He has strong technical expertise and leadership qualities to successfully deliver projects with demanding deadlines. Rajeev manages the full life cycle of IT projects, from inception to transition, definition, planning, design, development, testing and deployment.

Education / Certifications

  • Masters of Technology in Software Engineering, National University of Singapore
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Panjab University, Indial
Areas of Expertise

  • Basel II & III  and SAP Reconciliation (BCBS 239)
  • Technical & Business Consulting
  • Business Process Modelling and Data Modelling
  • Change Management and Stakeholder Management
  • Systems Analysis, Application Development, testing and implementation (Oracle database, data warehousing, data architecture, data mapping, PL/SQL, Unix)
Previous Employers

  • United Overseas Bank (UOB)
  • Barclays Capital
  • Nucleus Software Solutions (Client – Citibank)

Experience and Accomplishments

  • Worked at Barclays Capital for ten years leading and implementing Regulatory Reporting suite of applications for BASEL II and BASEL III reporting for Market Risk, Credit Risk, and Large Exposure Reporting.
  • Worked at UOB for two years Implementation of Personal Internet Banking Application for Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.
  • Strong Oracle technical knowledge to understand the system implementation and analytical skills to understand the business processes.

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Sanjoy Dan
Sanjoy Dan
Senior Data Engineer
Sanjoy has 13 years of experience in IT Delivery in the financial services industry, and a strong background in Analysis, Design, Development, Testing and Delivery Management of software applications and data warehousing system…

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Sanjoy has 13 years of experience in IT Delivery in the financial services industry, and a strong background in Analysis, Design, Development, Testing and Delivery Management of software applications and data warehousing system. He has tremendous expertise in database designing, data modelling and integration, software development and object-oriented analysis.

Education / Certifications

  • Bachelor in technology in Computer Science and Engineering
  • AWS Certified Developer Associate
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
  • Oracle Certified Project Manager
Areas of Expertise

  • Data Engineering (Oracle Database, Unix Shell Scripting, Core Java, Control-M, Git, Jenkins, Python, AWS)
  • DevOps Engineering
  • OFSAA: GL Reconciliation Solution, BASEL Solution, FTP Solution, IFRS Solution
  • Financial Treasury and Risk – Solution Designing
  • Test Data Management
Previous Employers

  • National Australian Bank
  • State Bank of India

Experience and Accomplishments

  • Technical Team Lead for AML Asia project at NAB, integrating 4 files bases source systems and one cloud-based system with ROME
  • Successfully implemented the integration of CRMoD with full customer data transfer over web service call.
  • Successfully designed and implemented the data sourcing of Anti Money Laundering solution.
  • Successfully implemented the Data Masking Solution and automated the Non-Prod Data Souring solution for projects.

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Alessia Lanzo
Alessia Lanzo
Analyst
Alessia has recently graduated from Bocconi University in Milan with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance, and completed a Master in International Economics and Finance from QLD University…

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Alessia has recently graduated from Bocconi University in Milan with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance, and completed a Master in International Economics and Finance from QLD University. She has experience in economic research and is proficient in developing statistical data model for forecasting.

Education / Certifications

  • Master of International Economics and Finance at University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance at Bocconi University
Areas of Expertise

  • Research Economics
  • Statistical and modelling package E-views
Previous Employers

  • MacroPlan Holdings Pty Ltd
  • UnipolSai Insurance

Experience and Accomplishments

  • Worked for Macroplan Dimasi undertaking property market and economic research into the retirement living and aged care sector by using several property specific software programs and data bases.
  • Worked at UnipolSai Insurance providing consultancy on the supplementary pension scheme: Closed Funds, Open Funds and Individual Pension Plans.

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Glenn Miranda
Glenn Miranda
Technical Consultant
Glenn has 13 years of experience in Information Technology of which 6 years in financial services and 7 as technical consultant specializing in application modernization and optimization…

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Glenn has 13 years of experience in Information Technology of which 6 years in financial services and 7 as technical consultant specializing in application modernization and optimization. He has proven experience in application development, application migration, technical architecture, database designs, consulting and client management.

Education / Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, major in Actuarial Science at University of Santo Tomas (Philippines)
  • Life Office Management Association (LOMA: 280, 290 & 301)
Areas of Expertise

  • Application development, system analysis and automated testing
  • Re-platforming Legacy systems
  • Database and Data migrations
  • Project Management and consultation
  • Software development (Cobol, C, IMS, DB2 and SQL)
Previous Employers

  • Sun Life Financial
  • Accenture Inc.

Experience and Accomplishments

  • Lead technical architecture design and solutions for Standard Life UK application migration
  • Design and Implement z Systems RD&T Development Operations (Continuous integration, development and delivery)
  • Migrate Legacy systems of Avis & Budget, BP petroleum and Sun Life Inc. to LUW platforms for the past 12 years
  • Develop and enhance insurance application using Cobol, DB2 and SQL
  • Lead and manage database conversion and data migration of IMS database to DB2 database

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Roger Smith
Roger Smith
Consultant
Roger has 19 years information technology experience, 17 of which have been in the financial services segment specialising in foreign exchange and banknote trading…

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Roger has 19 years information technology experience, 17 of which have been in the financial services segment specialising in foreign exchange and banknote trading. He has proven experience in application design, solution architecture, software development, onsite consulting, systems implementation and client relationship management.
Areas of Expertise

  • Solution Architecture & Design
  • Software Development & Testing
  • Business & Technical Analysis
  • Onsite Systems Implementations, Training & Support
  • Team Leadership & Project Planning
  • Anti-Money Laundering
  • Data Lineage (ASG Certified)
  • Systems Integration (Real-Time & Batch)
  • Report Design & Framework Integration
  • API Services (Payment, Identity Verification, CRM, Security)
Previous Employers

  • IMX Software Pty Ltd
  • Victoria Department of Education

Certifications/Technical Skills

  • Full Stack Development
  • Microsoft .NET Framework, Azure
  • Database (SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL)
  • Reporting (SQL Server, Crystal)
  • CMS (WordPress, Oracle Eloqua)
  • API (WCF, Google API, Salesforce)
  • Build (TFS, TeamCity, WiX)

Experience and Accomplishments

  • Designed, architected and led development of global software solutions for wholesale & retail banknote trading & distribution. Implemented across trading desks, vaults, logistics hubs, 100k+ bureau de changes, post office networks, and online.
  • Extensive onsite consulting and implementation experience in Australia, Germany and the UK in banking, travel and logistics: American Express, Commerzbank, HSBC Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, First Rate Exchange Services, Australia Post, Royal Mail

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Harpreet Kaur
Harpreet Kaur
Analyst
Harpreet has 7 years of experience as a Test Analyst in Finance and Credit Risk Domain. She has proven experience in design, development and validation of regulatory reports…

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Harpreet has 7 years of experience as a Test Analyst in Finance and Credit Risk Domain. She has proven experience in design, development and validation of regulatory reports and has good understanding of Basel II and Basel III.

Education / Certifications

  • B.E. – Bachelor in Engineering from SRESCOE – Pune University
  • ISTQB Certified – Foundation Level
Areas of Expertise

  • Regulatory Reports Development and Testing (using SQL)
  • Risk Authority and CreditLens v17.1
  • Database testing Tools : Oracle 10g
  • Data Analysis and Implementation
  • Automation Tools : Jenkins
  • Team Management and Defect Management : JIRA and Rally
  • Domain: Banking Finance, Credit Risk and Regulatory Reporting.
Previous Employers

  • HSBC Bank Australia Limited
  • Moody’s Analytics
  • Mercer India Pvt Limited

Experience and Accomplishments

  • Worked in Moody’s for 4.5 years on Risk Authority and CreditLens delivering streamlined and automated regulatory compliance for Basel II and Basel III. Provided an end to end Basel III solution covering data management, regulatory capital calculations and reporting.
  • Worked in HSBC Australia as a Credit Risk Strategy Analyst for analysing and implementing Credit Strategy for unsecured lending products. Performed gap analysis, data analysis, and User acceptance testing.

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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.