Seasoned technology leader (20+ years experience) with strong financial services industry, business process transformation, technology, change management credentials. Has served in several roles at a large global financial services firm including as – Global Product Manager & Global Head of technology for various business units, managed development of multi-asset trading platforms for Equities trading, Fixed income trading,
Seasoned technology leader (20+ years experience) with strong financial services industry, business process transformation, technology, change management credentials. Has served in several roles at a large global financial services firm including as – Global Product Manager & Global Head of technology for various business units, managed development of multi-asset trading platforms for Equities trading, Fixed income trading, derivatives, algorithmic trading, Reference data management, middle office, market data, Client reporting, Portfolio management, compliance & surveillance, Risk Management, Back office technologies.
Strategy Consulting, including Business Process Transformation, Change Management, Technology strategy , multi year Roadmap development and deployment, Application Portfolio TCO (Total Cost Of Ownership) Analysis for Capital Markets, Wealth Management, Asset Management & Buy-side/ sell side firms, generate trading strategies/ arbitrage opportunities using data mining techniques, NLP & Machine Learning like volatility & sentiment correlation, harvesting insights/ correlations, statistical inferencing and deep learning from BigData sources including unstructured data (news, research), weather data, social media, macro economic data, etc.
Experienced in leveraging natural language processing (NLP), text mining, unstructured data analysis, predictive analytics and machine learning, context & semantic search algorithms, integrating unstructured and structured data with applications in the financial services domain for alpha generation, Big Data Analytics, compliance and surveillance. Leveraged graph networks, statistical modeling, Cloud, MapReduce, Hadoop technologies. Has a track record of realizing sustainable business value by adopting advanced, emerging concepts & technologies.
Advanced Analytics & Cognitive Computing/Watson Strategy, Financial Markets @ Strategy Consulting for leveraging Natural Language Processing (NLP) tools, Machine Learning and predictive analytics in Wealth Management, Asset Management & Capital Markets. Advising Asset Manager clients in Data Science techniques to harvest intelligence from their research content (structured and unstructured)/ BigData sources and connect the dots, thus generating investment ideas that can be validated with supporting data for higher alpha. Leverage sentiment analysis from research/ news content to formulate opinions about various asset classes.
Also assisting financial services firms to adopt innovative strategies to look at their clients, market places while leveraging content & analytics from several sources including social media to better segment/target their clients. From March 2015 to Present (8 months) Greater New York City AreaManaging Partner @ Financial Services, Trading Technology, Big Data, Predictive Analytics, machine learning algorithms consulting, Data Modeling -- leveraged NLP, context and semantic search algorithms, statistical inferencing for data mining unstructured proprietary/public content (news, documents, emails) for content classification and generating investment ideas.
Core Competencies & Experience also include :
Strategy Consulting, including Business Process Re-engineering & Technology strategy, Change Management, multi year Roadmap development, managing the strategy deployment, Application Portfolio TCO (Total Cost Of Ownership) Analysis for Capital Markets, Wealth & Asset Mgmt
Global Architecture strategy in Trading, Middle /Back Office, Risk Mgmt, Compliance for Capital Markets, Wealth & Asset Management, Global Data warehouse strategy & development.
OMS/EMS selection and migration or new deployment management. Integrated and designed with several OMS/EMS vendors like Blackrock's Aladdin, Portware, Charles River, Mcgregror, Fidessa, Bloomberg, Flextrade, Murex, Summit, etc
Reference Data Review, Strategy and Governance Management.
Program Management – Managing cross functional global initiatives involving Application, Infrastructure, Business teams across large organizations with matrix relationships.
Electronic Trading & Front Office – DMA, algo trading, high frequency trading, baskets, market data, Options analytics, valuation, Portfolio construction and optimization, Performance attribution, Risk mgmt.
Back Office – risk & margining, collateral mgmt, middle office, books & records, Dodd-Frank Reg technology impact.
Wealth Management - Retail trading, Back office Services, Cash Management, Financial Advisor platform, CRM.
Research Management – content generation work flow, distribution, authoring tools
Cloud Computing - Leveraged AWS Cloud for development and deployment of Cloud applications. Leveraged open source Apache lucene, tika, UIMA, etc. From July 2009 to Present (6 years 4 months) Greater New York City AreaSenior Management Consultant @ Consulted as technology program lead for business & technology Re-engineering program for a global asset manager. Lead critical activities including program planning , architecture strategy, application decommissioning of internal legacy and 3rd party applications(Charles River, Barra, Factset, etc), business case development , data strategy & governance, contract negotiations for the implementation of Aladdin (Blackrock Solutions) in the front and middle office globally. Functionality included (but not limited to) Portfolio construction/optimization, Order Management, Market data, Benchmarks, Portfolio structure, Risk reporting, Middle& Back office, Data Integrity/Global Data Hub and interfaces, performance attribution, compliance reporting, EMS integration, Research integration, cash management, reconciliation, compliance for equities, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, alternatives. From February 2013 to April 2014 (1 year 3 months) Greater New York City AreaFirst Vice President/MD @ Technology and Product management for various businesses and functions in electronic trading, prime brokerage, risk and margining, back office accounting, financing & clearing technologies,analytics, financial planning, portfolio management, financial engineering for equities, options, futures, fixed income, derivatives, commodities across several markets globally. Managed technology joint ventures - strategy and business development in the electronic trading and financial services area. Held various management roles including Product Manager & Head of Client Electronic Trading & Analytics technology, Program Office for Wealth Mgmt Platform Technology, Head of Architecture for Back Office & Prime Brokerage, CTO of Financial Futures & Options Technology, CTO of Latin Americas Technology.
• Technology Leader for integrating a $100 million+ acquisition including trading and back-office applications.
• Successfully managed the Engineering & Development of a cross asset trading platform that included a GUI delivered thru the Internet, robust market data, market connectivity, FIX connectivity for clients.
• Technology Lead in managing DMA trading, market data and portal server farms, network devices with internal IT teams and vendor teams for telecom, market data and networking hardware.
• Lead multiple trading platform integrations with OMS/EMS vendors, algos, trading networks like Bloomberg, Portware, McGregor, POSIT, Tradeweb, TT, SunGard, etc for equities, options, futures and fixed income.
• Pioneered an innovative Client Services application for Trade life cycle management for global clients.
• Developed a methodology for Application Portfolio Management based on Total Cost of Ownership integrated with the budget process to manage multi-year initiatives for the back-office.
• Managed the Program Office for Wealth Mgmt Advisory Platform which included the complete re-engineering of the branch office technologies. From May 1994 to February 2009 (14 years 10 months) Technology Consultant @ Consulting for Technology development and implementation with various clients in the insurance, financial services, manufacturing, healthcare and government sector From July 1985 to April 1994 (8 years 10 months)
Master of Business Administration (MBA) @ University of Mumbai From 1983 to 1985 Bachelor's degree, Chemistry @ University iof Mumbai From 1979 to 1982 Anil Shankar is skilled in: Cognitive computing, Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Capital Markets..., Wealth Management..., Asset Management, Equities, Fixed Income, Market Data, Derivatives, Portfolio Optimization, Portfolio Management, Trading, Risk Management, Hedge Funds, Portfolio Attribution, IT Strategy, SDLC, Wealth Management, Options, Entrepreneurship, Back Office, Finance, NLP, Mutual Funds, Commodity, CRM, Valuation, Strategy, Financial Risk, Financial Services, Mergers & Acquisitions, Electronic Trading..., Capital Markets, Electronic Trading
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