Sidhartha Dash: Research Director
Sid is a research director at Chartis Research with more than 20 years of experience in the financial, energy and commodities markets in various functions across the trade and software development lifecycles. He has held various roles in product development, trading, risk management, software development and consulting in banks, hedge funds, and risk advisory and software firms, including Standard Chartered Bank, TCG Group, HCL and Cognizant.
Sid’s specific areas of interest and research include risk data, model risk management, quantitative models in illiquid markets, high-performance analytics, energy and commodity trading risk, market structure design, new computational models, and the use of innovative mathematical methods in various emerging areas of risk management .He has a MBA from the Indian Institute of Management and is a qualified Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst CAIA, Financial Risk Manager (FRM) ,Energy Risk Professional (ERP), Member of GARP and CIPM from the CFA institute.
Mark Feeley: Global Brand Director/Research Director
Mark has over 30 years’ experience in global capital markets, consulting and associated technologies, focusing on risk management, front- and middle-office platforms and data management. Before Chartis he held executive positions in large global financial institutions, consultancies and FinTechs, in various roles including platform and software development, solution architecture, large-scale program management, vendor selection and implementation, and strategy development and execution.
With a background covering the front, middle and back office, Mark brings to Chartis a holistic view of business, technology and regulatory issues across the enterprise, and how these issues can be addressed by leveraging appropriate technology solutions. His primary focus has been risk technology, and his work in this area includes: leading the global teams for risk technology at RBS Capital Markets and AIG; working with middle- and front-office technology teams at Barclays Capital; extensive consulting experience with major consulting organizations including EY and Deloitte; and extensive vendor experience, including time at Algorithmics and Misys (now Finastra). Mark has an MA from Oxford University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Stefan Wagner: Research Principal
Dr. Stefan Wagner joined Chartis as Principal in July 2018. In this role, he works closely with our Research Directors and expert network to deliver unique, impactful, practitioner-focused insight and advisory services to clients in the risk technology and financial technology sectors. Stefan brings a decade of experience in research, strategy consulting, and thought leadership to the business.
Before joining Chartis, Stefan held Consultant and Senior Consultant roles at Finaccord and Inpoint, the strategy consulting business of Aon plc. He has authored and contributed to more than three dozen industry publications and worked on consulting projects in the financial services and insurance space, including studies on bancassurance, commercial lines broking, empirical analyses of consumer behavior, and focused projects on professional indemnity, surety bonds and trade credit.
Before moving into consulting, Stefan held research and teaching roles at various academic institutions, including King’s College London, the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Berlin School of Mind and Brain, and Princeton University. He holds degrees from St Andrews (MLitt), LMU Munich (MPhil) and King’s College London (PhD). He is a fellow of the British Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) and Co-Director of the Financial Markets research strand at the Swiss think tank “foraus.” Stefan also holds a Certificate in Risk in Financial Services from the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI).
Philip Mackenzie: Research Specialist
Phil’s research focus is on the integration of financial crime risk management, cyber security and conduct risk management. Lead analyst and author on many thought-leadership reports, including those focused on operational risk services, model risk management, Basel 3, Solvency II and financial crime, Phil is also lead analyst on Chartis’ Global Risk IT Expenditure report. He has been involved in numerous vendor evaluations and analyses, including interviews, roundtables and demonstrations, and has conducted multiple demand-side interviews with Tier 1 banks and financial institutions.
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