Arx Alliance Cyber Security Newsletter #1

Arx Alliance Cyber Security Newsletter #1

— Originally published October 4, 2021 at ARX —  Welcome to our inaugural newsletter! Thank you for taking the time to spend a few minutes with us as we discuss the world of cybersecurity and try to share interesting stories, perspectives, and news. Those who know us...

Leading Point’s Guide to Change Terms

Leading Point’s Guide to Change Terms

We at Leading Point know all too well that the business world is full of jargon. So here's our handy guide to the eight most common terms used in change management. Op model (AKA Operating model) A representation of how a business works. It is not an org chart or a...

John Macpherson joins the Leading Point advisory board

John Macpherson joins the Leading Point advisory board

Leading Point™ are thrilled to welcome John Macpherson as the newest member of their advisory board. John joins Leading Point to support their go-to-market services and product offerings. John Macpherson was the former CEO of BMLL Technologies; and is a veteran of the...

The Great Crypto-ESG Debate

The Great Crypto-ESG Debate

In my 13 years of finance, I’ve never quite encountered anything like this current trading environment. That’s taking into account a global financial crisis, a European debt crisis, a “flash crash”, and various other bits of absolute market turmoil and panic....

Information Security in a New Digital Era

Information Security in a New Digital Era

linkedinShifting priorities   The 2020’s pandemic, subsequent economic turmoil and related social phenomena has paved the way for much-needed global digital transformation and the prioritisation of digital strategies. The rise in digitisation across all...

3 Reasons Why All Startups Should Embrace ESG

3 Reasons Why All Startups Should Embrace ESG

linkedinEnvironmental, Social & Governance (ESG) issues are firmly on the board agendas of large, publicly-listed companies. 2021 marks the year in which VC-backed startups need to follow suit. What is the best way to achieve this change?  Some smaller companies...

Riding the ESG Regulatory Wave

Riding the ESG Regulatory Wave

linkedinRiding the ESG Regulatory Wave  In the third part of our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) blog series, Alejandra explores the implementation challenges of ESG regulations hitting EU Asset Managers and Financial Institutions. A new brand of...

What if business could be like lego?

What if business could be like lego?

linkedinThushan KumaraswamyHead 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,...

Trading Platform Interoperability

"Glue42 is proud to partner with Leading Point bringing a joint value proposition to accelerate first-class implementation, delivery, and support service for trading systems in the investment community. Their domain knowledge and subject matter expertise coupled with...

ESG: The Future Pillars of Investing

ESG: The Future Pillars of Investing

linkedinThe ESG Explosion With the ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) market being estimated to reach $50 trillion over the next two decades [i], it is safe to say ESG is here to stay. This explosion is being driven by an increasingly conscientious world, with...

Regulatory Risk: Getting away from Whack-a-Mole

Regulatory Risk: Getting away from Whack-a-Mole

linkedinSenior Management is under more pressure than ever to demonstrate compliance and risk-sensitive decision making - but the process by which they do it is straining under the sheer number and weight of obligations to manage. 36% of fines handed out by the FCA...

WEBINAR | Regulatory Risk: Making it SMART

WEBINAR | Regulatory Risk: Making it SMART

Getting a consolidated view of regulatory risk data is a headache for many financial institutions. Creating senior manager and governance forum packs that bring together the latest regulatory data in an understandable way can take up days of valuable time and can...

What if business operations could be more like Lego?

What if business operations could be more like Lego?

linkedin  Financial services (FS) professionals from 30+ organisations tuned in to our inaugural webinar last week “What if business operations could be more like Lego?” to hear the challenges that COO and Heads of Change face in changing their business operating...

Start-up go-to-market and client delivery

"Leading Point have been instrumental in helping us cover our COO needs at a critical stage for the business from a product readiness and a go-to-market perspective. They have developed our client implementation capability with fit-for-purpose processes, systems and...

Time to Reset?

Time to Reset?

linkedinWe see the varnish from the old oil painting of government, enterprise, business and leadership fade a bit every day. 2020 has already shown us how interconnected our world has become - a true Butterfly Effect. Interconnectivity is not a bad thing. It is the...

Legal Risk: Too big to manage?

Legal Risk: Too big to manage?

linkedinArguably, the model by which we manage legal risk in Financial Institutions is no longer fit for purpose.  The current model assumes that regulatory change can be accommodated “off the side of the desk” of the legal department using outsourced project teams to...

LIBOR Signals Need for New Approaches to Legal Data

LIBOR Signals Need for New Approaches to Legal Data

linkedin The Scope of LIBOR Remediation is the Problem Time is now of essence – with the end of 2021 deadline looming, financial institutions need to reduce their ‘stock’ of legacy LIBOR contracts to a minimum as a matter of priority, writes Rajen Madan, CEO, Leading...

Intersecting the Old World with the New

Intersecting the Old World with the New

It has always been a challenge for large corporations to adopt change.  There is constant change being experienced at all institutions but, despite the appetite for change, the size of an organisation often hamstrings its ability to execute on innovative initiatives....

The Data Kitchen | Does data need ‘science’?

The Data Kitchen | Does data need ‘science’?

Does data need science? There is a huge skills gap in the data landscape. Europe needs 346,000 more data scientists in 2020 for the 47% of EU organisations struggling to fill data science roles.* Financial Services is primed to take advantage of what data science can...

Leading Point FM CEO Rajen Madan on Fintech Focus TV

Leading Point FM CEO Rajen Madan on Fintech Focus TV

Leading Point FM Founder & CEO Rajen Madan has been featured on Harrington Starr's Fintech Focus TV where he discussed the company's capabilities and solutions, the world of data, problems in the FS industry. He provides an overall picture of new technology and ...

IR35 & YOU

IR35 & YOU

With one of the biggest reforms to Contractor payroll the UK has ever seen in IR35, the contingent workforce has important decisions to make. The IR35 legislation highlights, now more than ever, the need for a robust set up for engagement of independent practitioners...

Artificial Intelligence & Anti-Financial Crime

Artificial Intelligence & Anti-Financial Crime

linkedinIntroduction Leading Point Financial Markets recently hosted a roundtable event to discuss the feasibility of adopting Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Anti-Financial Crime (AFC) and Customer Lifecycle Management (CLM). A panel of SMEs and an audience of...

The Data Kitchen: From Ingredients to Recipe

The Data Kitchen: From Ingredients to Recipe

We had an excellent turn out on Tuesday to Leading Point FM's inaugural Data Kitchen event! Practitioners from organisations such as: 10X Banking, LSE, Brevan Howard, Scotiabank, Legal & General, Liberum, Zercuity, Kings College, Oxford, Barclays, JPMorgan,...

Falsely Positive – Event Highlights

Falsely Positive – Event Highlights

  Leading Point Financial Markets hosted a roundtable event to discuss the feasibility of adopting Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Anti-Financial Crime (AFC) and Customer Lifecycle Management  (CLM). A panel of SMEs and an audience of senior execs and...

Data Innovation, Uncovered

Data Innovation, Uncovered

  Leading Point Financial Markets recently partnered with selected tech companies to present innovative solutions to a panel of SMEs and an audience of FS senior execs and practitioners across 5 use-cases Leading Point is helping financial institutions with. The...

Innovation is Not Perfect. Accept and Embrace It

Innovation is Not Perfect. Accept and Embrace It

Thushan Kumaraswamy Partner at Leading Point Financial Markets   It was my pleasure to attend Societe Generale's breakfast event on 9 November 2018 called "Implementing New Technologies" in Spitalfields, London on behalf of Leading Point Financial Markets. The...

Rules of Data

Rules of Data

On 24 October, it was reported that the Financial Conduct Authority launched an investigation into the US credit checking company Equifax; almost 700,000 Britons had their personal data misappropriated between mid-May and July this year. The FCA gave evidence on this...

Arx Alliance Cyber Security Newsletter #1

Arx Alliance Cyber Security Newsletter #1

— Originally published October 4, 2021 at ARX —  Welcome to our inaugural newsletter! Thank you for taking the time to spend a few minutes with us as we discuss the world of cybersecurity and try to share interesting stories, perspectives, and news. Those who know us...

read more
Leading Point’s Guide to Change Terms

Leading Point’s Guide to Change Terms

We at Leading Point know all too well that the business world is full of jargon. So here's our handy guide to the eight most common terms used in change management. Op model (AKA Operating model) A representation of how a business works. It is not an org chart or a...

read more

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