We specialise in helping our clients implement data-driven business functions for front office, client management, compliance, legal, risk and analytics.

Leading Point Financial Markets is an advisory & delivery partner to Financial Services.

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.

 

Peng Wee Koh | Reg Change & Transformation

Peng Wee Koh | Reg Change & Transformation

Peng Wee Koh
Reg Change & Transformation

Peng Wee is a senior project / programme manager with strong delivery experience in regulatory compliance, data management, IT implementation, operating model change, governance & controls.

 

Nick Fry | Strategy & Post-trade SME

Nick Fry | Strategy & Post-trade SME

Nick Fry
Reg Change, Data SME, RegTech Propositions

Experienced financial services professional and consultant with 25 years’ experience in the industry. Extensive and varied business knowledge both as a senior manager in BAU and change roles within investment banking operations and as a project delivery lead, client account manager, practice lead and business developer for consulting firms

 

Ivan Sellen | DLT & Treasury

Ivan Sellen | DLT & Treasury

Ivan Sellen
Business Tech Delivery & RegTech

Delivery professional with over 20 years’ hands on experience in managing Change Projects. Delivery Manager in DLT / Blockchain real time Treasury solutions to manage Inter Company lending and Virtual Account cash pooling flows.

Expertise in Equity, Derivatives and Fixed Income asset classes. Extensive knowledge of Trade lifecycle, implementing Target Operating Models in pre and post trade to serve Automation, Connectivity, System Change and Regulation Agenda. Enjoy working with multiple stakeholders and environments from Start Ups to well established organisations.

 

Thushan Kumaraswamy | Head of Solutions

Thushan Kumaraswamy | Head of Solutions

Thushan Kumaraswamy
Head of Solutions

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.

 

Alaric Gibson | Reg Change and Data SME

Alaric Gibson | Reg Change and Data SME

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.

 

Aliz Gyenes | Data Innovation

Aliz Gyenes | Data Innovation

Aliz Gyenes
Data Innovation

Helping businesses understand and improve their data strategy via the Leading Point Data Innovation Index.

Recent finance and business management graduate with experience in information security projects, curating events and industry workshops.

Has a black belt in karate and isn’t afraid to use it.

 

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.

 

Dishang Patel | Head of FinTech & Alternative FIs

Dishang Patel | Head of FinTech & Alternative FIs

Dishang Patel
Head of FinTech & Alternative FIs

For over 20 years, Dishang has proved himself a highly skilled delivery practitioner working with FinTechs, Upstarts, and Large & Alternative FIs. From delivering cutting edge tech solutions into large institutions to reducing operational drag for FinTechs, he has the demonstratable expertise in unearthing and generating alpha for clients. Dishang has a deep understanding of Upstart challenges and how to maximise value for Corporates in adopting emerging technologies. As an Entrepreneur and ex-VC, Dishang has achieved multiple exits and understands business challenges from both sides. He is also kept busy by his two boys and questionable golfing ability, and loves to learn through factual reading & travel.

 

Alejandra Curtis | LegalTech & Fintech partnerships

Alejandra Curtis | LegalTech & Fintech partnerships

Alejandra Curtis
LegalTech & Fintech partnerships

Bilingual Financial Consultant with a background in project management and operations in investment banking. Experience as a BA, PMO and as an account manager driving client retention and building strategy improvement recommendations. Proven ability to lead small teams and large projects across a diverse set of organisations.

 

Mitchell Robertson | Exchange Traded Derivatives SME

Mitchell Robertson | Exchange Traded Derivatives SME

Mitchell Robertson
Exchange Traded Derivatives SME.

Specialising in fixed income futures and options. Experienced Product/Project Manager on derivative and equity projects including order management, exchange specific functionality and complex spread trading across global exchanges for both the buy-side and sell-side.

Former bond and interest rate option broker on London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange and natural gas OTC option broker.

Prince2 Project Management Practitioner.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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