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Industry Experts Join the Fintech Thought Leaders Advisory Board

Fintech Thought Leaders announces its Advisory Board members.

Pune, India, April 25, 2017 --( Fintech Thought Leaders is delighted to announce the formation of our advisory board. This board will help shape and guide the strategy of FTTL, working closely with the leadership team. The advisory board members are – Tarun Rishi and Marcus Hough.

Tarun Rishi is an Executive Director at J.P. Morgan and is based in London. Tarun is a senior executive with over 20 years’ experience in Investment Banking in both technology and the business. Prior to J.P.Morgan, Tarun has held senior positions in global banks including Deutsche Bank, CIBC Wholesale Banking, Barclays Capital, Merrill Lynch, RBS Global Banking and Markets and NatWest Markets. Tarun is passionate about technology and has both strong technical knowledge as well as strategic management skills.

Marcus Hough is the APAC Regional Lead for Compliance Technology at Barclays. Marcus joined Barclays in 2009 as the APAC Head of Market Risk Technology in Singapore. He relocated to BTCI in September 2011, where he built out the Enterprise Solutions Technology team in India. Over the next 2-3 years he played a principal part in recruiting 400+ people to form an end-to-end technology capability from India.

Over the last two years Marcus has served as a regional delivery manager for Compliance Transformations, which focuses on regulatory compliance including: Markets & Trade Surveillance, Communications Surveillance, Central Compliance, Compliance Testing Services, Data Visualization and MI Reporting. His teams have completed some major deliveries including FATCA US, CEP Commitments and the M&T Compliance Portal. They are also driving DevOps and Agile processes at the global level.

Marcus joined Lehman Brothers as a graduate developer in 1998 and has worked with investment banks for his entire career. He is a technologist at heart and worked on a range of technologies, predominantly: Java, C#, Sybase / SQL, Perl and Excel. He has worked on front-end trading and middle-office systems. As a lead he has primary expertise in the Risk and Compliance domains.

He graduated with an M.Eng. (Distinction) and B.Sc. (1st Class Hons) in Systems Integration & Computer Science from the University of Manchester. Marcus is originally from the UK but has lived and worked in India and Singapore as well as London, and has also spent considerable time working in NY. He has strong experience in building off-shore teams. Nowadays he is permanently based in India with his family, and enjoys sampling the delicious local menus as well as trekking regularly in the Himalayas.

About Fintech Thought Leaders ( : FinTech Thought Leaders (FTTL) is a community of software practitioners working in the Finance domain. FTTL was formed by individuals from the FinTech space, who felt that there was a need for a platform for practitioners from this industry to get together and share their experiences and talk about the innovative work they are doing. The platform will enable the practitioners in this space understand the common challenges the industry faces, drive innovation and nurture leaders who are willing to think out of the box.

The community has over 300 active members besides an executive team of 20 practitioners from the industry.
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