Jan Scibor-Kaminski joins Delta Capita as Global Head of Sales

11 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

Jan Scibor-Kaminski, formerly Managing Director of Euromoney’s Structured Retail Products business, has joined financial services consultancy Delta Capita as the firm’s Global Head of Sales. Scibor-Kaminski is based in Delta Capita’s London office. 

“We are very pleased that Jan is joining our executive management team. His industry experience will help build a world-class sales and account management organisation that provides a differentiating client engagement experience,” said Joe Channer, Delta Capita’s founder and chief executive. 

Scibor-Kaminski brings more than 15 years of industry experience to the management and technology consulting firm. Previously, he was a Partner at Neudata, a data intelligence provider for the financial services industry, and Managing Director of Euromoney’s Structured Retail Products business – one of the fastest-growing businesses within its portfolio – for which he had full P&L responsibility. During his 6+ year tenure, Scibor-Kaminski led the unit’s growth into a multi-million turnover business and helped the firm position itself as a data and analytics leader for the structured products industry. 

Prior to joining Euromoney, where he spent a total of ten years, the University of Oxford graduate worked at Goldman Sachs in the business development services team and previously with Fortis Investments in Paris and Brussels. 

“I am excited to be joining Delta Capita at such a fascinating time for financial services. There are key areas of banking that are being disrupted by new technologies and business models. Delta Capita’s products and services provide invaluable support to their clients as they travel on this journey.”

Jan Scibor-Kaminski joins Delta Capita as Global Head of Sales

Established in 2010, Delta Capita works for many of the globe’s largest retail, commercial and investment banks. Offerings the firm provides include defining target operating models, digitalisation, regulatory risk & compliance, collaboration with FinTechs and other digital disruptors, finance & control, process transformation and systems implementation. 

The consulting firm also has a growing outsourcing and managed services operation, among others in the area of structured products and regulation such as Big Data, KYC, pricing, risk to post trade processing. “The wider Delta Capita offering has already had demonstrable success in establishing credible managed service propositions. The company has invested heavily to establish best-in-class new services and I look forward to helping clients take advantage of the portfolio.”

Scibor-Kaminski will play a large role in the growth ambitions of the firm's structured products domain. “I am very familiar with the growing infrastructure and regulatory demands from my previous role in the industry,” he said.

Mark Aldous, a Managing Director at Delta Capita, commented: “We are delighted to welcome a leading figure from the structured products industry into our team. Jan’s track record of bringing the structured retail products industry together to find shared solutions to common problems matches perfectly with our own philosophy.” 

Commenting on this philosophy, Scibor-Kaminski elaborated: “Banks are getting better at establishing relationships with tech firms and managed services partners to drive down the running costs of legacy systems and to reinvigorate their balance sheets. The economics no longer stack up for banks to build proprietary systems to manage regulatory risks – IT has ever diminishing IP and is a service that often represents millions if not billions in cost. I am convinced, is more cost-effective as a managed service solution.”

One area where collaboration between banks can lead to major efficiencies is in tackling financial crime. “Collaboration across banks in a regional consortium could pave the way for a win-win for participants in terms of efficiency, knowledge, expertise and customer experience,” said Delta Capita’s Rob Kemna in a recent article on Consultancy.uk. “Such an approach will definitely take managing KYC/FEC responsibilities to the next level in terms of an enormous increase in result as well as a spectacular decrease in costs.” 

Scibor-Kaminski’s appointment comes shortly after Delta Capita several other senior hires, including David Long as Chief of Staff – formerly EMEA Group chief operating officer at Credit Suisse – and Philip Freeborn, as Group chief information officer, formerly the CIO at Barclays and UBS.

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Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of partners

18 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

Three senior level consultants have been boosted to the rank of Partner at Quantum Advisory, as the firm works to meet heightened levels of client demand. Aled Edwards, Amanda Burdge and Chris Heirene become Partners as long-time Quantum member Rob Davies retires in May after 15 years as a Partner at the firm.

Founded in 2000, Quantum Advisory provides pension and employee benefits services to employers, scheme trustees and members, with five offices across the UK. The firm has enjoyed exponential growth in recent years, following a number of major client wins and booming demand for its services. It opened a new office in Bristol in 2016 to service the South West and in 2017 relocated its Cardiff office to a larger site within the Welsh capital to house the increased workforce. More recently, Quantum relocated its Amersham, Birmingham and London offices to more spacious premises in the centre of both cities to cope with demand.

The financial services consultancy, which employs 115 people across the UK, has promoted three senior team members to Partner, as part of its wider growth plans. The firm has moved Aled Edwards from Principal Consultant & Actuary, while Amanda Burdge has ascended from Principal Investment Consultant. Chris Heirene, former IT Manager, has also joined the ten current Partners at Quantum.

Aled Edwards most recently managed the actuarial team within Quantum’s Cardiff office as well as providing technical training for all staff. He boasts more than 17 years of pensions experience. He started his career as an Actuary at Jardine Lloyd Thompson’s Bristol wing, before joining Quantum in 2011. Edwards is also the President of the Welsh Actuarial Society (WAS), which supports actuaries and actuarial students living or working in Wales.

Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of Partners

Amanda Burdge joined Quantum’s team in 2001, as one of the fledgling firm’s first employees. Most recently she was a Principal Investment Consultant with the firm, and with more than a quarter of a century’s experience in the sector, she is responsible for providing investment advice to many of Quantum’s key clients with both defined benefit and defined contribution schemes. Prior to her time with Quantum, Burdge spent two years as a consultant with SBJ Benefit Consultants (now Capita), and three years with Tesco Pension Trustees. She currently sits on the Regulation Committee for the Pensions Management Institute.

Chris Heirene initially worked with Quantum as an IT Consultant with Teamwork Technology Services and then UES for over five years, before finally joining the firm itself in 2011. He is now responsible for Quantum’s IT systems across all of its offices, including the network and core server infrastructure which supports the business. Heirene is heavily involved in utilising IT to improve and build upon the processes in place throughout Quantum.

David Deidun, Partner at Quantum Advisory, said of the promotions, “This is a very exciting time for Quantum. The recent round of promotions fully recognise the hard work and dedication shown by the three, all of whom go above and beyond for the company. I’ve no doubt that Aled, Amanda and Chris will settle into their new roles with ease and look forward to working together to grow Quantum even further.”

The news comes as Rob Davies retires in May, after spending fifteen years as a Partner at Quantum. A qualified actuary, Davies was instrumental in setting up Quantum’s Investment Division, specialising in aiding clients with their investment strategies. He will remain with the company on a part-time consultancy basis, while working with several clients in the Fiduciary Manager area.