Leading Point Financial Markets is an advisory & delivery partner to Financial Services. We specialise in helping our clients implement data-driven business functions for front office, client management, compliance, legal, risk and analytics.

We believe there is a growing gap between traditional Financial Institutions’ business models and the opportunities provided by the explosion of FinTech. Bridging it requires knowledge and expertise. We are those experts.

We leverage our ecosystem of domain experts, proprietary data assets and deep relationships, to connect vetted technology solutions with enterprise business problems and deliver measurable results.

Our clients and partners include global financial institutions, Data, AI and DLT innovators and challenger FinTechs.

Meet the team

Rajen Madan
Founder & CEO

Rajen Madan
Founder & CEO

Rajen Madan
Founder & CEO

Change leader with over 20 years’ experience in helping financial markets with their toughest business challenges in data, operating model transformation in sales, CRM, Ops, Data, Finance & MI functions, and delivery of complex compliance, front-to-back technology implementations. Significant line experience. Former partner in management consulting leading client solution development, delivery and P&L incl. Accenture. Specialities – Operating Models, Data Assets, Compliance, Technology Partnerships & Solutions in Capital Markets, Market Infrastructure, Buy-Side, Banking & Insurance.

 

Thushan Kumaraswamy
Business & Technology Architecture Lead

Thushan Kumaraswamy
Business & Technology Architecture Lead

Thushan Kumaraswamy
Business & Technology Architecture Lead

Architecture lead with over 20 years’ experience helping the world’s biggest financial services providers in capital markets, banking and buy-side to deliver practical business transformations in client data, treasury, sales, operations, finance and risk functions, and major firm-wide efficiency initiatives. Mastery in business and technical architecture, with significant experience in end-to-end design, development and maintenance of mission critical systems in his early career. Specialities – business and technical architecture leadership, data warehousing, capital markets, wealth management, private banking.

 

Meredith Gibson
Legal Tech Advisory Partner

Meredith Gibson
Legal Tech Advisory Partner

Meredith Gibson
Legal Tech Advisory Partner

Senior regulatory lawyer with over 20 years’ experience in providing advice to a range of business areas in global banks. Content specialist and problem solver with expertise in regulatory change and legal programmes across a broad cross-section of EU regulatory initiatives, including MiFID, SFTR, MAR, PRIIPs, BRRD and shadow banking. Practical experience in legal, operational risk and technology solutions. Regular speaker at regulatory, operational risk and data management conferences. Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.

 

Alaric Gibson
Reg Change, Data SME, RegTech Propositions

Alaric Gibson
Reg Change, Data SME, RegTech Propositions

Alaric Gibson
Reg Change, Data SME, RegTech Propositions

Analyst with expertise in regulatory analysis and implementation, customer reference data management, and data driven transformation & delivery. Has worked for a number of RegTech start-ups within Capital Markets.

 

Dishang Patel
Business Tech Delivery & RegTech

Dishang Patel
Business Tech Delivery & RegTech

Dishang Patel
Business Tech Delivery & RegTech

Change delivery professional over 17 years’ hands on experience in helping organisations deliver complex trading, market data, efficiency and compliance solutions. Extensive experience with both buy-side and sell-side firms running end-to-end technology projects covering initiatives in regulatory change, data management, assessing as-is and delivering to-be operating models. Specialist proficiency in Venture Capital, Banking, Hedge Funds, and Start Ups, as an Owner, Management Consultant, Business Analyst and Project/Programme Manager.

 

Mamta Saini
Marketing & Brand Lead

Mamta Saini
Marketing & Brand Lead

Mamta Saini
Marketing & Brand Lead

Senior Marketing Professional with over 12 years’ experience in Marketing, Brand Management and Strategy for leading global organisations in Financial services , FMCG and Fashion. Believes in sharp focus on Growth Strategy led by strong Branding and Brand proposition. She has advised startups in branding from scratch, pricing strategy, social media presence, business models and strategy roadmaps.

 

Deimena Kaukenaite
Data Innovation

Deimena Kaukenaite
Data Innovation

Deimena Kaukenaite
Data Innovation

Analyst with experience in assessing data capability, information security and data-driven innovation. Deimena is also an active member of the Lithuanian Youth Community in the UK. She enjoys organising and attending community quiz nights, picnics and discussions.

 

Sanjay Patel
Risk Management & Business Transformation

Sanjay Patel
Risk Management & Business Transformation

Sanjay Patel
Risk Management & Business Transformation

Financial Services professional with over 15 years’ experience in finance, target operating models, business transformation, regulatory change delivery. Actuarial background, working on regulatory reporting projects for blue chip life assurance firms. Recent projects include – Structural Reform, BCBS 239, data governance, data sourcing & integration. Strong stakeholder relationship management, programme governance and benefits delivery across global teams

 

Jill Calderon
CFO Propositions

Jill Calderon
CFO Propositions

Jill Calderon
CFO Propositions

Chartered Management Accountant focused on delivering strategic projects with 12+ years experience in Tier 1-banks. Lead analyses on several finance, product control, client and reference data transformations. Extensive experience in P&L, Balance Sheet, Regulatory Reporting, Remediation and Operating Model Changes. Specialities – Data, Regulatory, Finance in Banking, Capital Markets, Training and Team Development.

 

Paul Charmatz
Data, Tech & Payments & Sales Leadership

Paul Charmatz
Data, Tech & Payments & Sales Leadership

Paul Charmatz
Data, Tech & Payments & Sales Leadership

Growth Leader in Subscription Sales, Market Data, UBO, ID Data and News to the Financial Services Sector. Highly experienced MD and CEO within Financial Services. A specialist in growth and turnaround to create stakeholder value leading a number of re-funding and PE backed sales based on growth over base of circa 40 plus % CAGR over his last few assignments. Specialties – Business strategy, Agile methodology, Payments, Business Information, Market Data, UBO

 

Richard Dunlop
Business Tech Delivery & RegTech

Richard Dunlop
Business Tech Delivery & RegTech

Richard Dunlop
Banking Advisory Partner

Senior banking practitioner with over 35 years’ industry experience in technology, banking operations and risk. A former CIO, CRO and COO at HSBC, most recently responsible for major restructuring to meet ring-fencing and banking reform, and significant assignments working as a change agent implementing projects globally. Specialties – Technology, Banking Operations, Operational Risk Management, Business Continuity, Service Management, Banking Reform, Cyber Security, AI and technology futures.

 

Our Values

Easy

There is nothing more important to us than being authentic and easy to work with. We strive that our actions and words are congruent with our beliefs and values. We believe trust, sincerity, and honesty are all imperative to build strong long-lasting working relationships. It is why our clients trust as a safe and re-assuring partner rather than a service provider.

Agile

We place a premium on expertise and attitude. We believe domain matters, experience matters. We thrive in constantly sharpening ourselves as practitioners at the coal face through business delivery. Our approach is based on action as we strive to simplify rather than complicate. We believe an agile, yet data-driven approach to identify and delivery solutions works well for us and our clients.

Playful

We are proud of our self-starting culture and ownership of outcomes. We are ‘doers’ and recognise the value of collaborative working whilst maintaining a focussed mindset. As entrepreneurs, we venture to ensure a fun yet self-disciplined environment both at our offices and on client sites. We know how to scale projects and businesses alike and believe in the power of our network to achieve success.

Rigorous

Diversity in thought and action is something we take very seriously and recognise how vital it is for growth, for superior decision-making and for creating more open and empowering environments. We also identify humility, respect and openness as key success factors. This means our solutions embody rigour and an integrated approach.

Empathetic

Our approach is driven by the will to incorporate what our clients see ahead for themselves and their business. Our solutions are not there to decide on your organization’s path, but to support your vision and integrate ourselves into it. We have been in your shoes, boot-strapped and scaled. We are there as reliable experts who you can delegate your stress points and be confident.

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