One Piece of Advice: “Always be yourself; everybody else is taken”
Before Quorsus, Adam studied international politics during his undergraduate and Masters degrees, building up his research and analytical skills.
He has worked as part of a reporting platform integration team, managing the onboarding process for multiple clients, involving frequent dialogue with senior stakeholders in order to answer queries and resolve issues, whilst managing project timelines. Similarly, most recently Adam has worked a technology platform migration, helping client’s onboard to and manage the final stages of their platform migration project. Building on previous work, this involved pulling together regular reports for clients highlighting areas where they could transition reporting counterparties to the new platform, as well as help facilitate discussions with these counterparties.
As an avid football fan, Adam enjoys watching the way the political world has intertwined with the sport over the past century. Connecting the dots between the social, economic and political impact of sport, and how it can be used as a means of influence is something Adam finds fascinating. At the very least, thinking about these important topics means he can focus less on being disappointed by his boyhood club, Arsenal.
Akua is an experienced professional with over 5 years experience in the financial services regulation space where she has worked in both banking and consulting.
Akua’s main subject matter expertise lies in EMIR reporting. She also has experience in MiFID II TR and MiFID II Post-Trade Transparency Reporting. She has previously conducted EMIR and MiFID II regulatory reporting reviews in G20 banks and sell side firms, which involves assessing their system architecture, operational processes, governance and controls. Akua has worked on EMIR regulatory implementations, overseeing how the changes in regulatory requirements will impact the operational BAU processes (Exception management, client delegated reporting, etc…
More recently, Akua has been working on an in depth analysis of the EMIR Refit rules, validating the field level changes and documenting the interpretation of the regulatory requirements.
One Piece of Advice: “It’s all a mindset. Be positive, supportive, and adaptive.”
Prior to joining Quorsus, Alice studied Business Management at University building up her research and analytical skills.
Alice has undertaken both BA and PMO roles at Quorsus, teaching her to liaise with large groups of senior stakeholders at any one time. She has worked on a VOC project, as part of a product strategy review of a market infrastructure technology used within global firms’ Trade and Transaction reporting. She managed tight timelines and synthesised extensive output.
Her most recent project includes acting as PMO on a new Joint Venture, coordinating stakeholders, tracking output and facilitating project progression.
In her career, Alice is passionate about working hard to deliver innovative outputs. In her spare time, it manifests itself in taking film photos, drawing, visiting art galleries, learning the bass guitar, and running.
One Piece of Advice: “Grasp every opportunity that arises even if it is considered outside of your experience and approach it with an open mind.”
Prior to beginning her career in Financial Services consulting Amber came from a legal background where she conducted numerous projects in the research space, developing her analytical skillset.
Amber has worked on multiple regulatory engagements and also securities based projects as both a BA and PMO. Her regulatory engagement projects included working with differing client types to elicit feedback around their approach, challenges and lessons learned for SFTR and CSDR, with the aim to establish industry initiatives to remedy future issues such as data quality. Amber also has experience in project managing the broker segment of a securities based trade matching platform migration for a client, whilst also working to develop the overall project programme and processes. Amber is currently working on another securities based client project to aid a client implementing a securities settlement notification system.
Amir has worked in consulting since 2017. In this time, he has worked on large change transformation projects whilst based in Paris on client site acting as the liaison between business and technology, building the foundations of his analytical skills leading to improvements within the client onboarding process and introducing automated processes. He has also worked a major risk programme within the energy sector in London where his role involved project planning, financial reconciliation and managing stakeholder expectations.
More recently Amir has provided clients with solutions to streamline business operations via mapping out existing processes, gathering requirements and analysing gaps to reduce operating costs, undertaking roles as a BA and PMO throughout his time on client site within the financial services industry. Amir’s consulting background has given him the experience of working with stakeholders directly ensuring satisfactory delivery.
After Arjun graduated in Mathematics, he completed an internship at a Tier 1 bank as a Trade Support Analyst. He then started a new role at the bank, supporting an investment platform improving their infrastructure processes utilizing SQL and providing scalable solutions, opening up more opportunities to work on monitoring credit risk and managing numerous business and regulatory projects e.g., EMIR Reporting. During this time, he also managed to pass the CFA Level II. Prior to joining Quorsus, he was a Project Manager on the Equities IBOR Benchmark Reform for another Tier 1 Bank.
At Quorsus, Arjun has recently collaborated with a Canadian bank to review their current state, identifying key pain points, proposing recommendations and creating a future state implementation roadmap to aid them for the upcoming CFTC and ASIC Rewrites.
One Piece of Advice: “Be your own biggest supporter.”
Prior joining Quorsus, Beatrice had spent a year in the Treasury team at a Fortune 500 company as part of her placement year before graduating from university. During this time, she developed her analytical and stakeholder management skills by supporting multiple international intercompany funding initiatives.
Within Quorsus, Beatrice plays a key role in an ongoing industry UAT in the OTC credit derivatives space, aided by her familiarity with Jira. Her detail-oriented skills and desire to understand the fine details contributed greatly to the quality work and high client satisfaction.
Beatrice is passionate about learning new things – from trying out a new recipe to keeping up with current affairs. As someone who believes that creativity is imperative in daily life, she enjoys painting and handmaking greeting cards too.
One Piece of Advice: “ ‘Marie Kondo’ your life. Surround yourself with people who ‘Spark Joy’, will build you up and support you.”
Clare is a skilled consultant, having worked in the finance sector supporting major financial institution clients covering a broad spectrum of projects including risk management, resilience, MiFID II regulatory reporting and business product support. She has previously worked at aligning the regulatory obligations of trading venues, reporting service providers and investment banks and devising an agreed approach to post-trade transaction problems.
Within Quorsus, Clare has been engaged in both PMO and BA roles, strengthening her ability to prioritize and deliver value across stakeholders. She has recently worked on a regulatory reporting project with a focus on CFTC, working closely with customers and technology engineers to develop reporting functionality with the trade repository. She has also developed her regulatory reporting knowledge though participation in our internal product deep dive training sessions.
Clare has a few passions; for her family and friends, but she also can get passionate about a good book. As well as reading, she gets bursts of passion for a new sport…which she admits she will eventually give up on, but says that it’s the taking part that matters! One of her main passions is probably food. When visiting a new country or city, her first point-of-call is trying the local dishes and the best restaurants
CHIARA DU PLESSIS
One Piece of Advice: “Surround yourself with people who inspire you to be your best self – both personally and professionally.”
Prior to joining Quorsus, Chiara spent two years at a large asset management company in the operations department. During this time, she assisted with internal audits, model office testing and supported process improvement projects.
Within Quorsus, Chiara has undertaken BA and PMO roles. Chiara has worked on a front to back assessment of a global firm’s current FX regulatory reporting processes to identify gaps and propose recommendations aimed at reducing regulatory reporting risk and providing greater efficiency.
Her most recent project has been a strategy piece to agree, create, collate and finalise materials with senior leadership members.
Chiara enjoys working on things that challenge her, whether that’s taking on a new project at work which may take time to figure out, or trying to beat her last 5 kilometre personal best on a run.
One Piece of Advice: “You can learn something from everyone, even if their opinions differ from your own. A diversity of inputs will lead to a more well-rounded outcome”
Prior to joining Quorsus Chloe spent two years working on a remediation project with a large bank, During this time she developed her analytical and research skills and wrote several reports which she then presented to committees.
Within Quorsus, Chloe has worked on a VOC review, engaging a cross section of end users to gain their perspective on the client, which informed their business strategy and identified key challenges and priorities. She has also worked on a large-scale migration project, where she helped with tracking and reporting of the programme to ensure the migration date was met.
Most recently she has worked on regulatory reporting project, working with firms from across the industry to digitise CFTC and EMIR reporting
As well as horse riding and cooking, Chloe is passionate about travel. She thinks it is important to gain perspective by seeing different ways of life and learning from other cultures.
Business Management Support
One Piece of Advice: “If you don’t at least try to succeed you will always fail.”
Debbie has been an EA at C-Suite and Presidential level for over 20 years in both the private and public sectors; covering media, health and wellbeing, financial public relations, hedge fund management, and trade clearing.
In her role of Business Management Support at Quorsus she brings a strong attention to detail, an eye for anomalies, a drive to succeed within a ‘going-places’ company, a head for forward planning and a desire to collaborate, challenge and deliver.
She is incredibly excited to be part of a young, growing Company that values its staff and customers alike. A Company that sets its staff up to succeed and brings the best out of them, providing a strong pool of motivated individuals to produce the highest quality of delivery for our clients.
Outside of work, Debbie is passionate about self-development. She recently qualified as a TRX (gym and home use suspension system) Trainer and is studying a Level 5 BTEC in Soft Tissue Therapy. She is regularly surprised at what the human body is capable of, how badly we treat it and how it is possible for us to aid mending.
Before joining Quorsus, Eleonora studied International Relations at King’s College London and completed her masters in Global Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science specializing in States and Markets and Economic History.
While studying, Eleonora worked part-time for the Italian Trade Agency as Assistant Trade Analyst for the Brexit Help Desk, helping Italian companies adjust their post-Brexit exporting strategy. During this time, she refined her research, analytical, critical thinking and team working skills together with the ability to manage projects within demanding deadlines and enhanced her capability to formulate high quality reports.
Currently at Quorsus, Eleonora is working with a leading prominent financial market infrastructure to assist with their annual strategic review.
One Piece of Advice: “A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but it is by no means the most interesting.”
George started his career with an Apprenticeship at a global Asset Manager, over the course of 5 years, he worked closely with business and technology stakeholders to deliver large scale change within the company. During this time, George honed his analyst skills on various projects focused on advancing the client onboarding process and increasing client retention. George’s role included producing product roadmaps with stakeholders, discovering and processing requirements, working in the development team on implementation, producing process flows, and application design.
George has a passion for Agile & Scrum, which he uses to maintain an effective team which can deliver predictably & operate effectively. George carries with him qualifications relating to Scrum, Cloud Technology and more. George’s time at the Asset Manager has given him experience working directly with stakeholders to ensure implementation is satisfactory.
One Piece of Advice: “If it makes you happy then it doesn’t have to make sense to anyone else.”
Prior to starting her career at Quorsus, Georgia graduated from Loughborough University in 2021 with a combined honours BSc degree in Economics with Geography. Georgia also achieved a Diploma in Professional Studies due to a year-long internship as an Analyst in the Project Management team at a US headquartered global independent investment banking advisory firm.
During her time at Quorsus, Georgia has worked on a client outreach exercise where she was responsible for managing project schedules, documenting minutes and helping to analyse key themes from external stakeholders, which were used to provide recommendations to improve on the current business strategy.
In her spare time she loves to bake and produces art. She is also passionate about learning and self-development, believing that the more you learn, the more connected you can feel to the world around you.
Georgina spent 6 months as an intern within the Chief Client Office at Quorsus, providing support with sales enablement, marketing, business development and client relationship management.
She recently transitioned into delivery as an analyst, and has so far performed in a hybrid PMO/BA role on a regulatory implementation review project for a US Investment Bank, assisting in a cross-asset class field-by-field review, reconciling a series of artefacts from source system data to GTR submission Data.
Currently at Quorsus, Georgina is working with a leading post-trade services institution to perform a end-to-end review of an internal automation tool project, and to provide project governance oversight expertise.
One Piece of Advice: “Try not to make assumptions. If you don’t have the full picture then it is impossible to offer an informed opinion”
Greg has over 15 years of experience within Operations covering a multitude of back to middle office functions and asset classes. Greg started his career with a large Tier 1 bank in Securities Services before moving on to focus on broker and custodian relations.
More recently, Greg worked in the Middle East for one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds. His core objective was improving legacy processes and technology to align with the ever-changing operational landscape. During this time Greg also led an overhaul of the post-execution trade management workflow, with CSDR and Accelerated Settlement at the forefront.
Jonathan leverages strong consulting experience developed both from work to win business from FTSE 100, 250 and blue-chip companies and supporting change projects for a multinational insurance company. Jonathan is detail-oriented whilst always keeping a keen eye on the macro-level objectives to ensure outcomes surpass, stakeholder expectations even when working to tight deadlines. Solid coordination skills have been developed through bringing together a variety of business and project contacts to collaborate on driving project deliverables, supported by strong interpersonal skills developed both through earlier experience in teaching, coaching, the hospitality industry and his time working abroad.
Within Quorsus, Jonathan has been working across the Regulatory Reporting, Securities and Market Infrastructure practices to help manage campaigns, whilst engaging with a cross section of clients and SMEs to gain their perspectives on current challenges and priorities. He has also developed his regulatory reporting knowledge through participation in our internal product deep-dive training sessions.
One Piece of Advice: “The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake – you can’t learn anything from being perfect”
Josh serves as Quorsus’ Team Accountant, directly supporting the Chief Financial Officer. Josh is a part-Qualified Accountant through the ACCA and he also holds a Level 2 AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting. Josh has extensive experience in the management of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable processes, the preparation and submission of quarterly VAT returns, the preparation of monthly management accounts, etc.
In a professional environment Josh is passionate about problem solving, predictably, especially if it involves numbers. Personally, he is an avid follower of most sports, mostly Football and Cricket. He also loves spending time with family and friends out at the cinema or at restaurants as well as hosting dinner parties.
Head of People and Culture
One piece of advice?: “You cannot control the external world, but you can control your reaction to it”
As the Head of People and Culture at Quorsus, Miriam is a commercially focused and solutions-driven Human Resources professional. Miriam is responsible for Quorsus’ bespoke performance and talent management progress and leads the creation and execution of Quorsus’ people strategy, including talent acquisition, workforce planning, learning and development and engagement. Prior to joining Quorsus, Miriam was a People Strategy Manager and HR Business Partner at Publicis Sapient, looking after the Financial Services Industry and leading local and global projects within Leadership Development, Diversity and Inclusion, Engagement and Process Improvements.
Miriam has also worked in a variety of HR roles within higher education and retail.
Miriam is passionate about happiness, and is building her knowledge in the psychology of happiness. The human mind and the impact of a positive outlook are incredibly fascinating to her. She is also a dog lover; her retirement plan consists of running a dog’s hotel on the coast of Spain.
One Piece of Advice: “You never know what you don’t know, so listen.”
Nathan has been working in capital markets since 2010. His experience spans across the regulatory sphere through successful engagements with numerous large firms and industry bodies. His specialities include Business Analysis & Project Management specifically in Trade and Transaction Reporting for MiFID2, SEC and CFTC requirements.
Nathan’s most recent engagement was as project lead for a MiFID2 gap analysis, implementation roadmap and eventual go-live as part of the Asset Management function at a large investment bank.
A recipient of the Prince2 Practitioner Certificate, Nathan also holds a Master’s Degree in Economics & Finance, a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and is currently studying a part-time degree in Law.
Nathan has a huge passion for rowing, and any sport in general. He is a big believer in the accessibility of sport for every person from a young age, believing sport has the ability to change lives.
One Piece of Advice: “Ensuring everyone is happy and that you have the relevant information to back up your assertions – that is the key to making high quality informed decisions!
Before joining Quorsus, Oliver gained understanding in a range of client facing industries, as well as undertaking several management consulting internships. Oliver graduated from Newcastle University with a BSc Hons in International Business Management.
Oliver’s career at Quorsus has seen him work as a part of a project team who performed a strategic review of a leading market infrastructure provider. He was responsible for project schedules, capturing actions, and synthesizing key themes to formulate recommendations for the client.
Oliver has a long-held passion for sports and the values they help instil, and how these can be directly transferred into a professional context. Teamwork, empathy, communication, handling pressure and handling success and failure, are all skills that he believes are translatable to the professional environment.
One Piece of Advice: “’Tús maith leath na hoibre’ – A good start is half the work!”
Prior to joining Quorsus, Ruth spent over two years working in project and change management for a tier two bank. During this time, she developed her project management and stakeholder management skills across large-scale projects including IBOR transition and SFTR. Ruth was responsible for organizing and chairing working groups and committees, where she provided programme updates and sought to escalate and resolve risks.
Within Quorsus, Ruth has been working with the Securities Practice to help develop and manage our ongoing campaigns for Accelerated Settlement and CSDR. Ruth has been engaging with a cross section of clients and SMEs to gain their perspective on challenges and priorities. She has also developed her regulatory reporting knowledge though participation in our internal product deep dive training sessions.
Outside of work Ruth enjoys keeping active. You can usually find her running around a hockey pitch on a Sunday afternoon along with the odd game of tennis when she can.
One Piece of Advice:” Just keep smiling and have a positive outlook”
Sumi has a background in Economics and has spent the past 4 years in Retail banking. She has worked on various Risk related regulatory reporting and data lineage projects, assisting with requirements gathering, process and data analysis. She has experience in Tech and is familiar with Data Warehousing, solution design and Agile way of working.
With Quorsus, Sumi is working on a Market Infrastructure project, engaging with a cross section of end user clients to get their perspectives of a target operating model.
Outside of work, Sumi describes herself as a bit of a foodie, and loves cooking & trying new restaurants. A passion of hers is music – she sings and enjoys visiting live concerts, festivals and musical theatre shows.
One Piece of Advice: “Smile more”
Sam has recruited for a wide range of organisations, from large retail companies to boutique law firms, but found a particular interest in the Financial Services space and is delighted to be part of a tight-kit and collaborative team here at Quorsus.
Having studied history at the University of Exeter, he has always taken an analytical and detailed approach to my work and he always try to apply this to any project that he undertakes. In conjunction with this, his career so far has also highlighted the importance of building long-lasting relationships, which he believes is key to the success of any business.
His two main passions in life are sport and travel. He has tried almost every sport you can think of, but found his calling in football, both watching and playing, although the volatility of Liverpool FC has forced his into enjoying the latter far more. He is a keen runner, and regularly takes part in races and charity events. He has been fortunate enough to visit some interesting places, from Australia to the Galapagos Islands, and enjoys exploring and understanding different cultures and ways of life.
Tim has worked within operations at 2 Tier 2 investment banks, prior to his recent move into consulting. His most recent roles were within the regulatory reporting space; assisting the bank’s clients with their EMIR and STFR reporting requirements and providing oversight over BAU EMIR reporting processes. These roles included a strong focus on the management of regulatory transaction reporting exceptions and the resolution of queries from clients relating to their reporting.
He has also worked on regulatory change projects, including EMIR Refit analysis, and has overseen the implementation of regulatory changes in previous roles. Through his experience so far, Tim has developed a keen eye for detail, through the compiling of data and statistics that were provided to his previous firms’ regulator and to various internal stakeholders. He also has worked within a number of client facing roles and has increased his regulatory knowledge of CTFC since moving to Quorsus.
Prior joining Quorsus, Xinyi completed her master’s study in MSc Finance and Accounting at Imperial College Business School and bachelor’s study in BSc Finance at University of Connecticut.
She has gained experiences working in financial advisory in Hong Kong after graduating from university. During this time she further developed her understanding of financial market and improved her business analysis skills and project management skills while work on various investigation, AML, M&A and restructuring projects.
Currently, she is working across the practices within Quorsus assisting proposal writing, research and teach-ins.