Centralised risk data warehouse including APIs for a bulge bracket investment bank

  • 40% cost reduction

  • 500+ market indicator time series data pulled from source providers

  • One centralised repository accessible through APIs


CLIENT PROFILE AND CHALLENGES
  • One of the top 15 US commercial banks, with a well-diversified loan portfolio
  • Key challenges were
    • Slow market response time
    • Inadequate client facing time for portfolio managers
    • Increasing regulatory pressure
    • Difficulty retaining onshore talent
    • High cost of function
OUR APPROACH
  • Set up a pyramid-based offshore team based on the complexity of the work
  • Delivered a well-structured training and rollout plan
  • Set a target to deliver urgent spreads/quotes within 24 hours, complete all reviews within the regulatory deadlines and produce high-quality output
  • Supported in standardising review templates, new money transactions, reviews for portfolio purchase transactions, UAT for new risk rating platform and responding to regulatory queries
  • Achieved overall productivity improvement of 10-15% across different support functions
IMPACT DELIVERED
  • Acuity Knowledge Partners conducted a detailed whiteboarding session to scope out support levels and complexity.
    • Deployed highly skilled technology and quant subject matter experts and achieved 40% cost reduction
    • Facilitated third-party API integration and pulled 500+ market indicators’ time series data from source providers
    • Deployed a centralised repository for firm-wide scenario definitions, accessible through APIs
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