Leading Point Financial Markets is an insights and execution partner to financial markets helping them navigate a time of unprecedented change and maximise business value. Leading Point specialises in helping banks implement data-driven business functions including front office, client lifecycle management, compliance, legal, risk and tech. The company has developed specialised assets called Leading FORM™. Their clients include global financial institutions and scale-ups in FinTech and DLT. The company has several active partnerships with innovative tech firms to solve for complex business issues.

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.

 

Richard Dunlop
Banking Advisory Partner

Richard Dunlop
Banking Advisory Partner

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. Richard is Fellow of the British Computer Society and a member of their special interest groups on AI, Cyber and Service Management. Specialties – Technology, Banking Operations, Operational Risk Management, Business Continuity, Service Management, Banking Reform, Cyber Security, AI and technology futures.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Phil Foley
Insurance Advisory Partner

Phil Foley
Insurance Advisory Partner

Phil Foley
Insurance Advisory Partner

Senior insurance industry practitioner with over 30 years’ executive experience in business strategy, controls, underwriting, claims, risk, and compliance. Former active underwriter and chief underwriting officer. Phil joined Leading Point post its acquisition of LMMC – an Insurance Research & Insights Consultancy focused on Market Modernisation. Specialities – Market Modernisation, Risk Management, Business Reviews, Key Controls and Strategic Underwriting.

 

Jil Calderon
CFO Propositions

Jil Calderon
CFO Propositions

Jil 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.

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.

 

Our Values

Integrity

There is nothing more important to us than our clients which is why we operate with full transparency. We believe trust, sincerity, and honesty are all imperative to build strong long-lasting working relationships. Throw in our constant desire to provide clear and authentic communication and it’s clear to see why our clients trust us as a partner rather than a service provider.

Excellence

Our approach is based on action with pragmatism as we strive to simplify rather than complicate. We believe listening is a lost art which often gets overlooked but couple that with giving recognition where it is due, and you have yourself a potent combination for success. As we continually strive for excellence, we recognise the need to be adaptable which is why we believe an agile, yet data-driven approach works well for us and our clients.

Entrepreneurial

We are proud of our self-starting culture in get things done. This practically means we are ‘doers’ and recognise the value of collaborative working whilst maintaining an open and focussed mindset. As entrepreneurs, we venture to ensure a fun yet self-discipline working environment both at our offices and on client site. We also know how to build and scale projects and businesses alike and believe in the power of our network to achieve success.

Inclusiveness

Diversity is something we take very seriously and recognise the growth benefits it provides through stronger decision-making capabilities which result in a more empowering environment in pursuit of continual excellence. We also identify humility, respect and openness as other key factors to triumph where others don’t or can’t.

Empathy

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 respect the ownership that comes with organizing a business and recognise the need for transparency to achieve common goals. This is why building trust from day one is something we go all-out to achieve.

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