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Outsourcing is a growing phenomenon across financial services and Outsourcing Advisory Services form an important part of our business.

We have, for example, designed and delivered a comprehensive Transfer of Knowledge (TOK) programme for the derivatives sales and trading processes outsourced by a leading global investment bank.

Another example is where we have been selected by a leading global investment bank to analyse its front-to-back derivatives sales and trading processes to help identify outsourcing opportunities and implement appropriate solutions.

Our outsourcing advisory services include:

  • Analysis of current front-to-back processes
  • Outsourcing cost / benefit analysis
  • Outsourcing service provider capabilities analysis
  • Key outsourcing risk mitigation requirements analysis
  • Design and documentation of processes, procedures and controls chosen for outsourcing
  • SLA, pricing and contract negotiation inputs
  • Transfer of knowledge programme design and delivery
  • Outsourcing service provider performance monitoring and relationship management

We have a particular strength in derivatives sales and trading processes, where we bring to bear on our outsourcing advisory services significant experience of our other derivatives work, including:

  • Front-to-back reconciliations / clearance of backlogs
  • Front-to-back current workflow / root cause analysis
  • Analysis of trade economic data in models and bookings
  • Front-to-back “back to basics” workflow re-design and new workflow implementation
  • Development of tactical IT solutions (across trading, control and operations)
  • Detailed P&L analysis (for trading and control)