Tag Archives: Financial Times

Risk Management: Sandeep Vishnu interview with the Financial Times

In the video interview with the Financial Times, Sandeep Vishnu looks at the strategies to market survival, including the observation that there may be too many strategy choices. He outlines the guiding prinicpals in risk management in particular the lack of data and governance issues. While examining governance Sandeep outlines some lessons risk officers should take from the current environment, amount other things their data infrastruture and shouting loudly. The interview also presents information on the lack of regulation that led to the current state and what we can expect from regulators in the future, specifically how they can work better with business … or if they should.

Financial Times interview with Brian Hart

In this podcast Jack Perkins of the Financial Times interviews, BearingPoint managing director, Brian Hart during the Financial Times Data Management and Use Editorial Breakfast. During the interview Brian addresses the economic turmoil and the lessons risk executives can take from recent activities. Brian outlines recommendations for executives on how they can manage the economic downturn and addresses the need for a cultural overhaul. Finally the podcast reviews regulators and their responsibilities to the market while outlining some factors for future success.

Improving Global Service Delivery: A Podcast with Larry Sobin

A podcast with Larry Sobin from BNP Paribas- Series 4 of 4

Our recent Enterprise Performance Improvement Briefing, hosted by the Financial Times in New York City, provided us with the opportunity to interview some key delegates on the topic of reducing operational costs and delivering at the right price.

In this podcast, the last of 4 from our FT event, we have for you Larry Sobin, Chief Operating Officer of Corporate Investment Banking in North America for BNP Paribas. Larry explains what matters most with respect to operational efficiency and how to improve service delivery, globally. He also offers his prediction of what IT cost takeout strategy changes we will be seeing over the next two years.
(Financial Times 2008 – Larry Sobin, Chief Operating Officer (COO) for BNP Paribas North America)

About Larry
Larry is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for BNP Paribas North American activities, responsible for overseeing the Finance & Tax departments, Information Technology, Capital Markets and Banking Operations, Operational Risk, Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery, Premises and Logistics, and Territory Corporate Governance.  Mr. Sobin is also the Chief Operating Officer of BNP Paribas Securities Corp.  and, President of BNP Paribas RCC Inc.  Prior to the merger of Banque Nationale de Paris and Paribas, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of BNP Capital Markets from 1998 to May 2000.

Reduce Operational Costs: A podcast with Awi Federgruen

A podcast with Awi Federgruen from Columbia Business School- Series 3 of 4

During our recent Enterprise Performance Improvement Briefing with the Financial Times in New York City, we interviewed the experts to give their input into the latest strategies for cost reduction.
In this podcast, the third of 4 from our FT event, we have for you Awi Federgruen, Professor of Management, and Chairman of the Decision, Risk & Operations Division at Columbia Business School, as he discusses reducing operation costs and the key issues that people should be informed about. Awi explains the need for cost reductions and how you can still delivery the right technology at a reduced price.

(Financial Times 2008 – Awi Federgruen, Professor of Management at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business)

About Awi
Awi is Charles E. Exley Professor of Management at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business at Columbia University. He was Senior Vice Dean from 1997-2002. Professor Federgruen is known for his work in the development and implementation of planning models for supply chain management and logistical systems. His work on scenario planning is widely cited, the field has gained prominence as computers now allow the processing of large masses of complex data. His work on supply chain models has wide applications in, for example, flu vaccine and the risks of relying too heavily on a single vaccine supplier.

Cost cutting performance improvement

A podcast with Sekou Kaalund from JPMorgan – Series 1 of 4

In our never ending search for new thinking we have gone on the road with our EPI thought leaders to their recent event hosted by the Financial Times in New York City called Reducing Operational Costs in Financial Services: How to cut costs and boost performance in a tough market.

In this podcast, the first of 4 from our FT event, we have for you Sekou Kaalund, Global Head of JPMorgan Private Equity Fund Services Business Development. Sekou explores some of the things executives can do to best leverage their resources and get the most efficiency. He also gives insight into the key questions that we need to be asking about outsourcing before we engage a provider with business.

(Financial Times 2008 – Sekou Kaalund, Global Head of JPMorgan Private Equity Fund Services Business Development)

About Sekou
Sekou is a Managing Director and global head of JPMorgan Private Equity Fund Services (PEFS) Business Development. He manages a global team responsible for new business development of outsourced administration solutions to private equity financial sponsors and institutional investors with portfolios of alternative investments.