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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.

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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.