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Madison Consulting Group
Madison Consulting Group
Madison Consulting Group New York
Our team’s experience and skill base allows us to quickly support the needs of our clients. Strategically, Madison maintains a flexible team of employees and free agent associates, enabling us to match specifically skilled and expert resources to meet the urgent interim staffing needs of our clients.
Sample Compliance Staff Profiles

  • AML Research Specialist
  • KYC Documentation Specialist

Experienced banking administrator with excellent analytical abilities.  Expertise includes retail, international and administrative banking, with an acknowledged record of excellent customer service.

  • Worked for several international banking corporations on look-back projects as both an AML research analyst and as team leader.   Experienced in Surveillance and Research (S&R), Field Inquiry Preparation (FIP), Field Inquiry Response request (FIR), and Suspicious Activity Report Drafting (SARD).  Client search tools used include PCR, Lexis Nexis, Royal Data Corp-RDC and Worldcheck.
  • Worked for 5 years as an investigation-reconciliation analyst for Wachovia Bank.  Investigated outstanding payments, reconciled foreign and USD accounts; analyzed and produced reports to assist traders with the daily FX position and risk management
  • Worked over 15 years in various sectors of banking operations departments for UBS and Republic Bank, including money transfer, FX, Letter of Credit, and retail branch operations.

Business Management – University of the W.I. Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies
International Banking Operations – American Institute of Banking, New York, New York

Seasoned professional with strong experience working on various KYC and AML remediation projects.  Prior work experiences include managerial positions, financial analysis and client relations.  Proven senior level professional with a broad range of skills and experience managing compliance and operations initiatives.

  • Worked with major banks’ regulatory compliance groups to reconcile and complete Know Your Customer remediation projects for existing clients.  Review new clients Know Your Customer documentation and remediate USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 Certification and Notification filings.  Responsible for meeting documentation requirements regarding Know Your Customer bank policy and procedures manual and training material.  Coordinated with various internal groups including compliance and client servicing professionals to obtain client information, perform external research requests and complete documentation process.
  • Partner with business units to ensure effective compliance programs are developed and implemented.  Conduct compliance testing of international client programs, specific regulations and laws, as well as make recommendations for improvements. Work with client executives in identifying, establishing and maintaining departmental procedures. Monitor business practices in global policies.
  • Employed by US Trust as a Financial Analyst, reviewing and valuing closely held securities and assets for fiduciary and estate purposes, by conducting analysis of financial statements, business operations, industry data, etc.  Oversight responsibility for closely held business interests, including transfers and voting proxies.
  • Employed by US Trust in Client Relations, managing client presentation preparation, account openings/closings, all areas of account administration and direct contact with clients.  Acted as liaison between division professionals, operations and other internal service departments, while working closely with portfolio managers and client relationship officers.

Holds a BA in Political Science with a minor in Music Performance from University of Texas at Austin

Sample Resourcing Profiles:    Operating Staff   |   Compliance Staff

Sample Operating Staff Profiles

  • Project Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Operations Manager
  • Operations Associate

Professional with 20 years experience in design and implementation of enterprise software systems for the financial services industry. Recognized for superior leadership, project management and communication skills. Sample roles include:

  • Senior Project Manager for a multi-strategy hedge fund, responsible for design, deployment and support of all front, middle and back office applications.  Managed deployment of trading decision support systems for Credit Arbitrage; desk-level risk management system for Convertible Arbitrage; compliance system for restricted securities, enterprise-wide market risk management system; security master data warehouse.
  • Product Manager for a collateral management software application suite, utilized by over 50 global financial institutions. Managed functional design, client requirements management, product marketing, sales support, documentation and quality assurance.  Managed implementation and consulting projects for several large banking clients.
  • Senior Program Manager responsible for design and implementation of the product development plan for a high-volume, web-based, Enterprise Java (J2EE), trading software package for foreign exchange and derivatives.
  • Product Manager for trading and risk management software for the global fixed income, foreign exchange and derivatives markets.  Responsible for product direction and design of multiple product lines. 

Holds a MS in Finance and a BS in Finance and Economics from Drexel University. Member of International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA).

Over 20 years experience as a project manager and business analyst for the investment management industry, with particular expertise in trade order management, investment accounting, and performance measurement areas, and deep experience with vendor assessments and systems integration.  Sample roles include:

  • Senior project manager and business analyst for the consolidation of the accounting systems environment of a major investment manager, consolidating from four systems to one.  Performed gap analysis, enhancement development, testing planning and execution, data conversion, and transition to production.
  • Senior business analyst for the development of portfolio accounting and performance measurement systems, creating business requirements and functional specification documents. 
  • Analyzed and documented business requirements for the integration of Eze Castle trade order management and Portia portfolio management systems
  • Performed detailed assessment of the Landmark trade order management system environment, analyzing portfolio management requirements for the analysis, construction and rebalancing of global equity and fixed income portfolios
  • Project manager for the implementation and integration of a multi-currency trading system and a portfolio management system, and managed design and development of a front office reporting and ad-hoc inquiry facility

Holds BS in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Management and Production from the University of Texas at Austin.

Over 20 years experience in the financial services industry.  Deep industry experience in institutional brokerage and hedge fund industries and particular expertise in sales trading and data management and administration.  Sample roles include:

  • Analyst on an Eagle PACE implementation for a global investment firm, assisting management in making critical strategic and operational decisions, preparing business requirements documents, recommending process improvements, performing all phases of testing, and tracking and resolving issues.
  • Management responsibility for pricing of $50 billion structured products portfolio which includes ABS, CMBS, CMO, and RMBS securities.  Refined and improved existing process based on industry best practices to streamline and improve controls, and to meet FASB 157 Compliance requirements.
  • Manager of Trade Support and Data Administration at a large hedge fund firm.  Role required full understanding of trading strategies.  Responsible for the setup and maintenance of all securities traded, and processing of all corporate actions and reorgs.  Assisted with the transition to the Advent Geneva accounting platform and worked with IT to define functional enhancements and operational process improvements.   
  • Worked as an agency trader or sales trader for several large broker-dealer institutions, trading of equities and convertible bonds. 

 Holds a B.S. in business administration and finance from Monmouth University.  Holds series 7, 55 and 63 licenses.

Over 15 years experience in financial operations, with strengths in handling international accounts and derivative instruments.  Knowledge of controlling activities including reconciliation of P&L, cash flow statements, and budget plans.  Skilled in developing and implementing standardized policies and procedures.  Sample assignments include:

  • Managed Loan Portfolio (long credit risk) of $62bn and CDS Hedge Portfolio (short credit risk) $25bn. Responsibilities included managing daily P&L, analyzing valuations  for Loan and CDS, reconciliation of repos and cash breaks, posting new loans, settlements, and closings in Loan IQ system
  • Worked in credit derivatives middle office.  Responsibilities included calculating daily P/L of CLO accounts; analyzing ISDA credit agreements; analyzing daily prices and valuations; reconciling trading, position and cash breaks; monitoring term loans, revolvers, rollovers, pay downs, borrowings, mergers and acquisitions; researching dividend and interest payouts and accruals.
  • Managed, monitored, processed and reconciled equities and fixed income transactions between an old internal accounting management system and a newly developed accounting and record-keeping system. Produced monthly Schedule D financial reports for our large insurance client.
  • Handled loan asset back securities (Interest Rate Swaps, Principal term loans). Prepared daily general ledger P&L statements, reconciling all components of funding for the credit derivative product. Handled cash side of all loans (principal and interest, sales and purchases). Calculated bond interest on a daily basis.
  • Reconciled with specific clients regarding the current status and monthly activity of their respective MBS (GNMA’s, FNMA’s and commodity-backed loans). Settled claims for Latin America debt, including Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Peru. Analyzed loan agreement documents to substantiate claims.

Holds BS in Accounting with minor in Computer Science from Pace University. BA Candidate in Architecture from Pratt Institute. Served in the United States Marine Corps from 1976 – 1980.

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