Leading Point and P9 Form Collaboration to Accelerate Trade and Transaction Reporting

Leading Point and P9 Form Collaboration to Accelerate Trade and Transaction Reporting

Leading Point and Point Nine (P9) will collaborate to streamline and accelerate the delivery of trade and transaction reporting. Together, they will streamline the delivery of trade and transaction reporting using P9’s scalable regulatory solution, and Leading Point's data management expertise. This new collaboration will help both firms better serve their clients and provide faster, more efficient reporting. 

London, UK, July 22nd, 2022 

 

P9’s in-house proprietary technology is a scalable regulatory solution. It provides best-in-class reporting solutions to both buy- and sell-side financial firms, service providers, and corporations, such as ED&F Man, FxPro and Schnigge. P9 helps them ensure high-quality and accurate trade/transaction reporting, and to remain compliant under the following regimes: EMIR, MiFIR, SFTR, FinfraG, ASIC, CFTC and Canadian. 

 

Leading Point, a highly regarded digital transformation company headquartered in London, are specialists in intelligent data solutions. They serve a global client base of capital market institutions, market data providers and technology vendors.  

 

Leading Point are data specialists, who have helped some of the Financial Services industry’s biggest players organise and link their data, as well as design and deliver data-led transformations in global front-to-back trading. Leading Point are experts in getting into the detail of what data is critical to businesses. They deliver automation and re-engineered processes at scale, leveraging their significant financial services domain expertise. 

 

The collaboration will combine the power of P9's knowledge of regulatory reporting, and Leading Point’s expertise in data management and data optimisation. The integration of Leading Point’s services and P9's regulatory technology will enable clients to seamlessly integrate improved regulatory reporting and efficient business processes. 

 

Leading Point will organise and optimise P9’s client’s data sets, making it feasible for P9's regulatory software to integrate with client regulatory workflows and reporting. In a statement made by Christina Barbash, Business Development Manager at Point Nine, she claims that, “creating a network of best-in-breed partners will enable Point Nine to better serve its existing and potential clients in the trade and transaction reporting market.” 

 

Andreas Roussos, Partner at Point Nine adds:

“Partnering with Leading Point is a pivotal strategic move for our organization. Engaging with consulting firms will not only give us a unique position in the market, but also allow us to provide more comprehensive service to our clients, making it a game-changer for our organization, our clients, and the industry as a whole.”

 

Dishang Patel, COO and Founding Partner at Leading Point, speaks on the collaboration: 

“We are thrilled to announce that we are collaborating with Point Nine. Their technology and knowledge of regulatory reporting can assist the wider European market. The new collaboration will unlock doors to entirely new transformation possibilities for organisations within the Financial Sector across EMEA.”   

 

The collaboration reflects the growing complexity of financial trading and businesses’ need for more automation for compliance with regulations, whilst ensuring data management is front and centre of the approach for optimum client success. Considering this, the two firms have declared to support organisations to improve the quality and accuracy of their regulatory reporting for all regimes. 

 

About Leading Point 

Leading Point is a digital transformation company with offices in London and Dubai. They are revolutionising the way change is done through their blend of expert services and their proprietary technology, modellr™. 

Find out more at: www.leadingpoint.io   

Contact Dishang Patel, Founding Partner & COO at Leading Point - dishang@leadingpoint.io  

 

About Point Nine 

Point Nine (Limassol, Cyprus), is a dedicated regulatory reporting firm, focusing on the provision of trade and transaction reporting services to legal entities across the globe. Point Nine uses its in-house cutting-edge proprietary technology to provide a best-in-class solution to all customers and regulatory reporting requirements. 

Find out more at: www.p9dt.com    

Contact Head office, Point Nine Data Trust Limited - info@p9dt.com


Leading Point have joined the SME Climate Commitment

Leading Point have joined the SME Climate Commitment

 

What is The SME Climate Hub?

The SME Climate Hub is a global collection of SMEs (small-medium enterprises) that have commited to halve emissions by 2030 and become net-zero by 2050. Included in this commitment is to report on progress yearly. 

The SME Climate Hub is a network that supports SMEs on this vital net-zero journey.

 

Why we joined:

Leading Point is pleased to announce that we have joined the UN-backed SME Climate Commitment and formally committed to being net-zero in carbon emissions by 2030 (in advance of the minimum target of 2050).

We have joined the community of UK businesses tackling climate change through the SME Climate Hub. With their support, we will understand, track, and make strategic, impactful emission reductions to achieve our target of being a net-zero business by 2030.

Leading Point is committed to having a responsible, sustainable, and transparent operating model. We are excited to collaborate with other businesses on this scheme, and implement a business climate strategy using the tools created by Normative, CDP, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR™), and the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).

We are proud to be taking the lead on climate action with the SME Climate Hub community and will be fully transparent with our progress.

 

Words from our Founding Partner and Chief Sustainability Officer, Thushan Kumaraswamy:

“Committing to a net-zero target is the right thing to do for the planet. It is also a bold statement for a growing startup. I want Leading Point to be at the forefront for fintechs who are making a climate change difference. As we grow, our impact on the environment naturally increases. I am excited to find the best ways to mitigate those impacts and share those findings with our peers.”

 

Words from our ESG Associate, Maria King:

Climate change presents both potential risks and potential opportunities for businesses. Small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for 90% of business worldwide. However, only a small portion of these report on their emissions due to costs and complexity.”

 

Who we are:

Leading Point is a fintech specialising in digital operating models. We are revolutionising the way operating models are created and managed through our proprietary technology, modeller™, and expert services delivered by our team of specialists.

 


Leading Point is Highly Commended in Harrington Starr's Top 1% Workplace Awards

Leading Point is Highly Commended in Harrington Starr's Top 1% Workplace Awards

This third edition of The Financial Technologist brings you Harrington Starr's The Top 1% Workplace Awards 2021. We are proud to announce we have been highly commended in the category, ‘The Best Workplace for Change and Transformation’.

About the award:

"As we approach the end of 2021, it's time to celebrate the greats of our industry! This edition of The Financial Technologist brings you The Top 1% Workplace Awards, showcasing the most innovative and groundbreaking firms that are disrupting the FinTech space. We recognise the entire spectrum of excellence that exists in our industry, and gain exclusive insights into the traits and practices that put them at the fore of the marketplace." - Harrington Starr.

Judges words:

“Leading Point are altering how change and transformation should be done, fostering a revolutionary approach to change management. Equipping their team with the best tools and encouraging unique approaches amongst their team, Leading Point should rightly be commended for their work in pioneering excellence in the change and transformation space."

Congratulations to all of the winners and highly commended, in particular OpenFin and Amphora. It is a pleasure to be a part of a community who excels in their policies and practices, leading the way for global transformation.

Please take some time to read our feature article in The Financial Technologist, written by Nadyah Ibrahim and Dishang Patel: The four ingredients of an outstanding workplace - page 37.

Click here to download your free copy of Issue 3, featuring Leading Point: The Financial Technologist: The Top 1% Workplace Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who we are:

Leading Point is a fintech specialising in digital operating models. We are revolutionising the way operating models are created and managed through our proprietary technology, modellr™, and expert services delivered by our team of specialists.


How To Sustainably Return To The Office & Incorporate ESG

How To Sustainably Return To The Office & Incorporate ESG

Freedom has engulfed the UK since the 19th of July, with restrictions and masks now being a choice, this means the penultimate move back to the office is looming, or already loomed for many of us. After a yearlong hiatus from the bustle of office life, it is time to up our ESG game. If you’re unfamiliar with ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance), there’s no better time than now to learn. More and more businesses are adopting ESG solutions in the hopes of bettering themselves, or simply, to keep up with the times. According to The Cone Communications Millennial Employee Study, 64% of millennial workers won’t take a job if the business does not have a strong corporate social responsibility (CSR) or ESG policy (1). Studies such as these reflect the traction ESG is generating, and why companies like us are so passionate about driving it.

Ways of working have fundamentally changed, and as companies navigate this, they have the chance to ensure that the environmental aspect of ESG is not only theoretical, but implemented into their everyday ways of working. SMEs are now using significantly more electricity than they need to, i.e., a small business uses an average of 15,000-25,000 kWh per year in the UK (2). To put those numbers into perspective, the average UK household consumes 3,731 kWh per year (3), and although an office accommodates more than a typical family home would, these figures are undeniably excessive.

Returning to the office after numerous COVID-19 lockdowns gives the feeling of a fresh start. We now have a chance to create a more carbon-neutral workplace that uses less energy, produces less waste, and benefits the overall welfare of staff. Cutting your office’s electricity consumption has endless benefits, from relieving the environment of greenhouse gasses and fossil fuels to reducing the costs associated with running your firm.

2021 will see a surge in policymakers taking action to manage and measure the climate crisis, but the key question is, how will you respond?

Improve your green credentials with these 3 simple steps:

1. Reduce your carbon footprint through your transport choices take public transport, walk, or cycle. Even carpool if possible!

2. Support your local businesses – eat lunch near the office, go to local pubs after work. This reduces the energy exuded from delivery services and travel.

3. Lower your office’s electricity consumption:

i) Open windows instead of using air conditioning.

ii) Minimise artificial lighting – during daylight, open blinds instead of using bulbs.

iii) Use energy-saving bulbs – switching to LEDs could save you 85% on your lighting costs according to EON (4).

iv) Install motion sensors to control lighting in certain rooms – ensures that lights are not left on needlessly.

v) Switch off computer workstations at the end of the day – reduces electricity consumption from appliances.

vi) Reduce paper wastage – print only when necessary.

vii) Consider micro-generation (small-scale production of heat and/or electricity from a low carbon source, i.e., solar panels).

viii) Book a commercial energy audit – quantify your firm’s environmental impacts.

Keeping in line with the ever-changing rules, our team have slowly and recently migrated back to the office. ESG is a huge part of our service lines and overall ethos, therefore implanting green habits upon the return to the office was hugely important. ESG expert, Ziko Townsend, who has written several pieces on the importance of ESG, lets us in on how he has successfully, sustainably, returned to the office.

“I try to do the simple things. Walk as much as possible where I can, bring my own mugs for coffee and water, and try to recycle as much as I can at home and in the office.”

As you can see, there are tonnes of small ways, to make a big impact. We are in a unique situation in the work force right now that is giving us the opportunity to reset, change old habits and form new ways of everyday working. So, leave your pre-pandemic office habits in 2020, and use your new freedom to adopt some of the above suggestions upon your return to the office.

If you would like to learn more about Leading Point and how we help businesses manage change, you can reach us here.

By Nadyah Ibrahim – Marketing and Communications Executive


Severine Raymond Soulier joins the Leading Point advisory board

Severine Raymond Soulier joins the Leading Point advisory board

 

Leading Point™ are thrilled to welcome Severine Raymond Soulier as the newest member of their advisory board. Severine joins Leading Point™ to expand the product portfolio and its reach across international markets.   

 

Severine is the recently appointed Head of EMEA at Symphony.com – the secure, cloud-based, communication and content sharing platform. Severine has over a decade of experience within the Investment Banking sector and following 9 years with Thomson Reuters (now Refinitiv) where she was heading the Investment and Advisory division for EMEA leading a team of senior market development managers in charge of the Investing and Advisory revenue across the region. Severine Raymond brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Leading Point.

Severine Raymond Soulier says: “I am delighted to join the Leading Point team, I have been truly impressed by the talents within the team and by the transformation projects they have run with key financial players so far and look forward to bringing the company to the next level. I also fully embrace the diverse and inclusive culture of Rajen’s team and I will surely be enriched by the team and hope they can benefit from my leadership in return."

Rajen Madan, Founder & CEO of Leading Point says, "We are excited to have Severine join Leading Point. She brings expertise in strategy, go-to-market and team building for global established FS firms. She has driven high growth in her current role at Symphony. Severine’s rich experience will help us expand our product portfolio and reach across international markets. Severine is passionate about helping create future female leaders and will be a great role model and mentor to our wider team.”

 

Who we are:

Leading Point is a fintech specialising in digital operating models. We are revolutionising the way operating models are created and managed through our proprietary technology, modellr™, and expert services delivered by our team of specialists.

Contact: rajen@leadingpoint.io


Leading Point's Guide to Change Terms

Leading Point’s Guide to Change Terms

We at Leading Point know all too well that the business world is full of jargon. So here’s our handy guide to the eight most common terms used in change management.

Op model (AKA Operating model)
A representation of how a business works. It is not an org chart or a process map. This is traditionally done in PowerPoint and Excel.

Digital op model
This often means, how your business works in a digital world.
However, at Leading Point we believe that operating models can be done differently. To us, a digital op model is a digital representation of your operating model. This means that the op model remains live, and can be updated in real time; rather than living in a rarely opened PowerPoint.

Digital transformation
Making the business work better using digital tools and processes. 

Business transformation
Any kind of significant change to how the business works.

Digitisation
Turning paper documents into structured data.

Business capability
What the business does.
Capabilities are stable and rarely change.

Business process
How the business operates.
Unlike ‘business capability’, this is variable and changes frequently.

Function
Either used as another word for capability, or another word for organisation. (This is confusing, which is why we at Leading Point don’t use it.)

We hope this has helped to translate some of the jargon!
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John Macpherson Joins Leading Point's Advisory Board

Leading Point™ are thrilled to welcome John Macpherson as the newest member of their advisory board. John joins Leading Point to support their go-to-market services and product offerings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Macpherson was the former CEO of BMLL Technologies; and is a veteran of the city, holding held several MD roles at CITI, Nomura and Goldman Sachs. In recent years John has used his extensive expertise to advise start-ups and FinTech in challenges ranging from compliance to business growth strategy. John is Deputy Chair of the Investment Association Engine which is the trade body and industry voice for over 200+ UK investment managers and insurance companies.

John has extensive experience in change management and growth and has a high calibre record in delivery. John is joining Leading Point at a pivotal moment as they are focused on an intense growth phase across their services, products and ventures. The company may tap financing to accelerate its product trajectory in the coming quarters.

John Macpherson says “I am thrilled to be working with Rajen and the team at Leading Point. Leading Point’s focus on combining innovative technologies, alongside their expertise in financial services has allowed them to deliver change by putting data at the heart of their client’s businesses.  Their ethos and values are evident at every step and closely aligned with my own.”

Leading Point is solutions and products company, dedicated to helping financial markets work better. Leading Point blends bespoke expert advisory with innovative technology solutions to reduce fundamental complexity and enable enterprises to deal with the new.

Rajen Madan, Founder & CEO of Leading Point says, "We are thrilled to have John join us at this pivotal moment, with his industry leadership spanning Fintech, established enterprises and trade bodies to help us accelerate our go-to-market and meet the demands of our growing client base.”

 

Who we are:

Leading Point is a fintech specialising in digital operating models. We are revolutionising the way operating models are created and managed through our proprietary technology, modellr™, and expert services delivered by our team of specialists.


Leading Point Listed as one of the Most Influential Fintech Companies of 2021

 

 

We are delighted to share we have been chosen as one of the Most Influential Financial Technology Companies of 2021 by Harrington Starr and the panel of equally influential judges.  

 

The past year could not have been further from the norm, and we can see this being reflected in the companies we work for or with. With all the changes and adjustments that came with this frenzied year, to be chosen as one of the Most Influential, is an achievement we are over the moon with. Leading Point has been recognised by Harrington Starr’s magazine, The Financial Technologist, as one of the most exceptional companies set to dominate the headlines in the year ahead. We’re thrilled to be featured amongst the brightest and most dynamic companies in the industry.

 

The Harrington Starr Group explains:

 

“This listing is particularly poignant as we see and hear from companies that have not only survived the pandemic, but come through stronger, bigger and even better than they were before.”

 

Being recognised in this way is a huge testament to the ever-growing Leading Point family and our determination to help businesses work better. Our growth journey will never stop - as those in the Fintech sector will appreciate, learning and growing will, and can never cease, as it is the key to solutions and success. Our founding Partner & COO Dishang Patel gushes over our triumph, saying:

 

“I’m delighted to be recognised and it is humbling to be amongst such incredible names within the fintech ecosystem. This award is special to us as it’s allowed the Leading Point culture and successes to be recognised and discussed.

 

After claiming a spot on this highly coveted list, Dishang then spoke on Harrington Starr’s podcast, Fintech Focus TV, discussing a range of intriguing topics, such as the values and practices that have really made Leading Point an exceptional place to work. He explores how we are continually attracting the best in the industry and how we have created a successful working environment that ensures we are building and retaining our relations and the best talent in the sector.  

 

Check out Dishang on Fintech Focus TV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mn12YAbTf6A 

Click below to enjoy issue 1, free of charge, featuring Leading Point:

 

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Who we are:

 

Leading Point is a digital transformation company, dedicated to helping business work better. We’re transformation specialists fluent in people, data and innovation. Our software products and bespoke consultancy services give you greater control and more peace of mind at every stage of your development. Helping you seamlessly progress from where you are today to where you need to be tomorrow.