Mark has over 30 years’ experience in global capital markets, consulting and associated technologies, focusing on risk management, front- and middle-office platforms and data management. Before Chartis he held executive positions in large global financial institutions, consultancies and FinTechs, in various roles including platform and software development, solution architecture, large-scale program management, vendor selection and implementation, and strategy development and execution.
With a background covering the front, middle and back office, Mark brings to Chartis a holistic view of business, technology and regulatory issues across the enterprise, and how these issues can be addressed by leveraging appropriate technology solutions. His primary focus has been risk technology, and his work in this area includes: leading the global teams for risk technology at RBS Capital Markets and AIG; working with middle- and front-office technology teams at Barclays Capital; extensive consulting experience with major consulting organizations including EY and Deloitte; and extensive vendor experience, including time at Algorithmics and Misys (now Finastra). Mark has an MA from Oxford University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Sid is a research director at Chartis Research with more than 20 years of experience in the financial, energy and commodities markets in various functions across the trade and software development lifecycles. He has held various roles in product development, trading, risk management, software development and consulting in banks, hedge funds, and risk advisory and software firms, including Standard Chartered Bank, TCG Group, HCL and Cognizant.
Sid’s specific areas of interest and research include risk data, model risk management, quantitative models in illiquid markets, high-performance analytics, energy and commodity trading risk, market structure design, new computational models, and the use of innovative mathematical methods in various emerging areas of risk management .He has a MBA from the Indian Institute of Management and is a qualified Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst CAIA, Financial Risk Manager (FRM) ,Energy Risk Professional (ERP), Member of GARP and CIPM from the CFA institute.
With a unique skill set that combines more than 15 years of business and technology experience driving product strategy, partnerships, business solutions, and development, Anish’s focus is to lead and build out Chartis’ offerings in the core banking and RegTech space. Before joining Chartis Research, he held senior positions with market-leading companies such as AxiomSL (now Adenza), Temenos, and Grant Thornton, focusing on the areas of core banking, regulatory compliance, risk management, financial accounting, and regulatory reporting. Anish is a qualified chartered accountant and holds a Systems Auditor certification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
Phil is the Research Principal for Chartis’ Financial Crime Risk Management pillar, focusing on anti-money laundering, anti-fraud, Know Your Customer, trade-based money laundering, trade surveillance and related areas. He is also one of the primary analysts on Chartis’ RiskTech100, has managed vendor-selection projects in international financial institutions, and has produced market analysis and return on investment projects, as well as leading Chartis’ Risk IT Expenditure report.
Dayle’s focus is on the asset management segment, and she brings to Chartis more than 40 years of experience in the financial services industry, having held senior operations and technology roles at Morgan Stanley Investment Management and MFS Investment Management. She also spent five years at State Street Corporation across various product-focused functions. In between industry roles, Dayle served as a research director at TowerGroup (now CEB/Gartner) and TABB Group; most recently she was a Strategy Director at the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), performing research, analysis, and scenario planning across areas of impact for the firm.
Senior Research Specialist
Maryam focuses on risk-aware accounting and advanced analytics in financial risk management and has been a lead analyst and author on a variety of industry and thought-leadership reports covering areas including insurance risk systems, asset and liability management, and credit risk analytics. She also works on Chartis’ governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) research, focusing on model risk management, and runs Chartis’ production, specializing in visualizations. Maryam holds a first-class BA Honours from the London School of Economics and is currently completing a master's degree in computation and cognition; she also has a certificate in Risk in Financial Services from the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.
Michael Mollemans has more than 20 years of trading and research experience across five countries. Before joining Chartis, he was a senior analyst at TABB Group. Prior to that, he was at Pavilion Global Markets and Credit Suisse Securities (Japan). Earlier in his career, he worked at Daiwa Capital Markets America in New York and at Credit Lyonnais Securities in Japan and New York.
Having joined Chartis in July 2020, Jay’s primary focus is to lead and build-out our offerings for the buy-side, both in asset management and wealth management. Buy-side is a focused area of Chartis’s expansion and we are delighted to have Jay leading this area which is increasingly important for both our clients and the industry in general. Jay was most recently a Senior Principal at Finastra. Prior to this he spent 4 years as a Senior Analyst at Celent, 4 years as the Director of Capital Markets at HP, 5 years as a Research Director at Gartner and his first 8 years in industry as a Group Manager in fixed income IT at UBS.
Jay holds a BFA from Cooper Union, a BA from Saint Lawrence University and an MBA in Finance from NYU Stern School of Business. Additionally, Jay is Series 7 certified with FINRA.
Managing Director & Chief Data Officer, SG Americas
Since joining SG in 2009, he has held a range of positions. Currently, he is the Chief Data Officer, SG Americas, with responsibility for data management and governance within the Region. This function is responsible for implementing the requirements of BCBS 239, establishing sound data governance framework that meets Group needs and local supervisory expectations, and creating a solid platform for the data to be leveraged for strategic business decisions. Prior to that, he headed up the Project Management Office for the SG US Transformation project. SG roles before that included Deputy CFO of the Americas Region of their Corporate & Investment Bank and Head of Finance Offshoring in SG Bangalore.
Prior to joining SG, Bala was with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) for fourteen years in a range of positions in Toronto and New York. As Senior Vice President of the Wholesale North America Finance, he headed up the controllership function for CIBC’s World Markets and Treasury & Risk Management Strategic Business Units within North America. With a global team across Toronto and New York, he was responsible for establishing a SOX-compliant industry-leading Finance control environment as well as supporting the efficient execution of business initiatives and managing the Finance related US regulatory relationships during a very demanding period. Prior to that, he also had stints as the business-line controller for the Bank's US origination businesses (Corporate Lending, Investment Banking, Merchant Banking, Structured Finance, and High Yield), as well as the 2/ic to the Chief Accountant, with responsibility for consolidated financial, management and regulatory reporting at the corporate level.
Born and brought up in Mumbai India, Bala has a degree in mathematics from the University of Mumbai and holds professional accounting qualifications from both India and the United States. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey is married with two children, and enjoys long-distance running.
Allison L. Spector
Head of ESG
One Rock Capital Partners, LLC
Allison L. Spector is the Head of ESG of One Rock Capital Partners, LLC. Prior to joining One Rock, Ms. Spector was Director of Responsible Investing and Sustainability at Nuveen, where she focused on sustainability initiatives across Real Assets and Private Markets. Prior to Nuveen, Ms. Spector was a Senior Manager at The Global Impact Investing Network and a Director at Initiative for Global Development. Ms. Spector earned a B.A. in international studies from Emory University and an M.S. in sustainable development from the School of Oriental and Asian Studies at the University of London.
Director, Digital Technology Risk
Narasimham is am an IT Governance, Risk and Compliance (IT–GRC) professional with 20+ years of experience in the financial services industry, in the areas of GRC, Regulatory Practices, IT Security, IT Program Management, IT Audits and Assessments.
He relishes building IT GRC frameworks and formulating risk assessment practices in the financial services industry, by aligning technology risk to enterprise risk, developing technology strategies, managing enterprise technology solutions, and overseeing regulatory compliance and supervision.
He currently works for Concentra Bank as a Director, Digital Technology Risk. . As a key member of the Bank’s 2nd Line of Defence, I assess and oversee IT and Information Security (IS) risk management practices in the Bank’s internal business units, new initiatives, vendor engagements, and technology governance.
Outside of the office, he teaches Cybersecurity at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (https://www.nait.ca/nait/home) and speaks at industry meetings on topics related to IT–GRC. Lastly, he also serves the technology community through my position on the Board of ISACA Edmonton Chapter.
An MBA by academics, with professional designations, including CDPSE, CRISC, CGEIT, and CISA.
Chief Information Office and Digital Transformation Lead
Renan Borne brings over two decades of industry experience in creating new technology-driven business models and has extensive knowledge of digital customer experience, IT architecture, and data strategy. He joins from AXA Investment Managers where he was Chief IT Architect, Head of Data, and Head of IT for the Real Assets business. Before joining AXA IM, he spent 15 years within the Investment Banking arm of Société Générale with various roles and responsibilities in France and Asia.
Soon Kit Tham
Enterprise Resilience Officer
An internationally recognized financial services expert, Soon Kit offers deep and wide experience accumulated over 15 years in the financial services sector. Bringing a global perspective enriched with grounded experience, he is currently Enterprise Resilience Officer at BNY Mellon assuring the firm broad business and operational resilience across multiple lines of business.
Prior to this, he was Risk Vice President of Fullerton Fund Management and Wolters Kluwer’s Asia-Pacific Risk Practice Director guiding regional risk and financial practices for its software clients. At OCBC Bank Group, Soon Kit was managing the risk of Global Treasury, Investment Banking, OCBC Securities and Bank of Singapore. He complements his expertise with international advisory experience garnered at financial software firm Misys / Finastra where he led the risk management teams to solve broader subjects of banking risk with financial firms, banks, regulators in Europe and Asia. Prior to this, Soon Kit provided consulting at Moody’s Analytics.
Recognized for his practical expertise by regional banking conferences and professional media, Soon Kit has contributed many live and case interviews to breaking news developments and industry best practice conferences.
Graduating with honors in Quantitative Finance from the National University of Singapore, he is also a certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and an Energy Risk Professional.
Chief Credit and Risk Officer
Afghanistan International Bank
Over 20 years of banking experience focused on managing credit and other banking risks in challenging markets.
Joined Banque BEMO in 1999, Lebanon’s most reputed corporate and private bank with a presence in Lebanon, Cyprus, Luxembourg, and Paris. Was a member of the group in charge of establishing the first private bank in Syria in a joint venture between Banque BEMO and Banque Saudi Fransi which is affiliated with Crédit Agricole. Nominated in 2006 as Chief Credit and Risk Officer for the new Syrian bank which expanded quickly to become Syria’s largest private bank. Managed successfully credit and all banking risks in times of expansion and during the crisis.
Joined the Lebanese Cedrus Banking Group in 2015 as Group Chief Credit and Risk Officer and helped in the consolidation and enhancement of credit and risk management activities of 2 banks, Cedrus Bank (commercial and retail banking) and Cedrus Invest Bank (private and investment banking) while escorting the expansion of the Group inside Lebanon in a challenging environment.
Recently, joined Afghanistan International Bank.
Deputy General Manager, New York Office
Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc