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Ram Ananth joined Avantage Reply as Senior Manager and Head of the Quantitative Practice. PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 18 January 2016

Avantage Reply – the Reply group company specialising in consulting in Compliance, Risk Management, Finance and Treasury – has hired Ram Ananth as Head of the Quantitative Practice in London.

Ram Ananth is a Risk professional and Quantitative Analyst with over 10 years’ experience working on critical risk initiatives within global investment and UK wholesale banks, including HSBC, Nomura, UBS, RBS, Commerzbank, Barclays, ABN Amro and Alliance & Leicester.

Ram has significant expertise in Credit Valuation Adjustment (CVA) capital modelling, wholesale credit risk modelling (including requirements for IMM waiver extension), XVA modelling, economic capital, market risk (including Basel 2.5 and FRTB) and model risk (including SR 11-7). With a proven track record of delivery within risk and regulatory change initiatives including (Basel II / III and CRD IV – both banking and trading book), Ram’s experience covers systems integration, model development, model validation, management reporting, process re-engineering and project management.

Ram’s quantitative skills span econometrics, risk modelling, derivatives pricing and computational finance. He holds an Economics degree from the London School of Economics, a Masters in Economics from New York University, a Masters in Risk Management and Financial Engineering from Imperial College London, a Professional Risk Manager certification (PRMIA) and has completed the Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF) qualification.

A certified bartender and cricket-lover, Ram is a former winner of the Financial Times Business Challenge, where he represented Imperial College Business School, raising £40,000 for the International Rescue Council (IRC).

The Avantage Reply Quantitative Practice spans across Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom offering a unique integrated service to clients.

Frederic Gielen, Partner at Avantage Reply, says: "We are delighted to add Ram to the Quantitative Practice. He will bring long-standing expertise to our clients."

Ram adds: “I am delighted to be joining Avantage Reply to build out the quantitative practice. The firm has exceptional people and an excellent track record of delivery in risk and regulatory initiatives. There is a tremendous opportunity for the firm to build a very strong brand in the quantitative modelling space and I look forward to being part of that journey.”

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