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Banking & Financial Services

UBIK SA Financial Services consultants have a minimum of 15 years’ experience with a focus on Tier-1 banks and cover the following skills:

Areas of Expertise

Programme & Project Management

  • Management, troubleshooting and implementation of complex and large-scale programmes, budget up to £250m value.
  • Comfortable interaction with C-level and senior stakeholders.
  • Preparation of high quality presentation material and information dashboards, collated from multiple sources, for decision making in steering committees.
  • High competency in Waterfall, Agile and other methodologies and use of project tools and RAID logs.
  • Focus on risk mitigation and business, operational and IT change management to optimise delivery.
  • Application of creative and strategic thought to solve problems, using a practical and innovative approach.
  • Robust governance and matrix management of global multi-functional and cross-product teams.
  • Large-scale migration programmes.
  • Vendor Management and Selection (RFI/RFP).
  • Strict adherence to budget and schedule constraints.

Business Knowledge

  • Banks - Private Banking & Wealth Management, Wholesale, Institutional, Corporate, Commercial, Retail.
  • Banking Services - Wealth Management, Global Trade Services, Treasury, Front/Middle/Back Office Processing, Accounting, Settlement & Clearing, Fulfilment.
  • Private Banking - Wealth Management, Portfolio Management, Rebalancing, Valuation, Performance.
  • Prime Brokerage - Trading, Market Data, Risk Management, Fund Accounting, Settlements.
  • Financial Products - Fixed Income, Equities, Other Securities, MBS/ABS, FX/MM, Derivatives, Corporate Finance, Asset Finance, Structured Products, SPVs, Marine & Trade Finance, Retail/Commercial Lending, Deposits & Current Accounts, Credit/Debit Cards.
  • Financial Controls - GL accounting, balance sheet and profit/loss, regulatory ratios, capital adequacy and requirement, liquidity requirement. ALM, Nostro Position Management, Reconciliations, Credit and Counterparty Risk and Exposure Management, Regulatory Reporting.
  • Regulatory/Compliance - MiFID, FATCA, BASEL III (CRDIV), COREP, FINREP, AML, GDPR.

Software & Technical Skills

  • Core Banking - Olympic, Temenos T24, SAP, MIDAS (+), IBIS, ATLAS, OPICS.
  • Front/Middle Office/Risk - Seamless FX, Tradewin, GL Trade, R&N, Summit, SwapsWire, TrOPICS, FIX.
  • Risk/Middle Office - Sophis, Fidessa, Murex, Gloss, Wallstreet, Syncova, Calypso, Anvil, PIMS.
  • Market Data - Reuters, Bloomberg, Primark, Exshare.
  • Back Office/Settlements - Geneva, ACBS, RIMS, iPAY, Euroclear, CREST, LCH Clearnet, SWIFT, SIC.
  • Reconciliations - Smartstream TLM, Intellimatch, Intellitracs, Corona, TRAM, Procyon.
  • Regulatory Reporting - OneSumX, CGlobal, Viveo, Vivaldi, S1Fire, Abacus, SAMBA.
  • Databases - Oracle, Sybase SQL, MS SQL Server, DB/400, DB/2, MS Access.
  • Data/Database/ETL Tools - DEMS, MagicDraw, S-Designer, SQL Developer, TOAD, Talend, AbInitio, Power BI.
  • Collaborative ECM - Sharepoint, Documentum, Zylab, Filenet, Captiva.
  • Project Methodology - PRINCE2, Waterfall, Agile, SCRUM, IBM RUP, RAD, SDLC, Lean Six Sigma.
  • Project & Change Tools - MS Project, Clarity PPM, Confluence, Planview, Rational CC/CQ, JIRA, MQC.
  • Infrastructure - Cyber Essentials Plus (CE+), Cloud IaaS, Saas, Cohesity Hyperconverged Storage and Backup Platform, Citrix, Microsoft Server 20xx, IBM iSeries (Power Systems.
  • Middleware - CORBA, Websphere, MQ Series, C24/IO.
  • CRM/Sales - Siebel, Sugar CRM, Salesforce.
  • Standards - ISO9001/20000/22301/27001, SOX, IFRS/GAAP/IAS39, BCBS.
  • Programming - VB, .NET, SQL, C, C++, JAVA, HTML, XML, FPML, RPG/400, CL/400.
  • Miscellaneous Tools: Crystal Reports, Business Objects, SQL Query, MS Office.