Meet Our Experts
Chief Researcher: Sidhartha Dash
Research areas:Risk data Model risk management High-performance analytics Energy and commodity trading risk Market structure design New computational models Innovative mathematical methods in risk management
Sid is the Chief Researcher 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 emerging areas of risk management. He has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management and is a qualified Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), Financial Risk Manager (FRM), Energy Risk Professional (ERP) and Member of GARP, and has a Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM) from the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) institute.
Research Director: Jay Wolstenholme
Research areas:Capital markets Buy-side Market structure
Jay’s primary focus is to lead and build-out Chartis’ offerings for capital markets and the buy-side. Buy-side asset management continues to cross functional boundaries, incorporating multiple capital market disciplines to enable the successful management of asset owners’ investments. Jay was most recently a Senior Principal at Finastra. Prior to this he spent four years as a Senior Analyst at Celent, four years as the Director of Capital Markets at HP, five years as a Research Director at Gartner and his first eight years in industry as a Group Manager in fixed-income IT at UBS.
Jay holds a BFA from Cooper Union, a BA from Saint Lawrence University and an MBA in Finance from NYU Stern School of Business. Jay is also Series 7-certified with FINRA.
Research Director: Nick Vitchev
Research areas:Financial crime Fraud
Nick specializes in the financial crime and fraud markets. Nick joined Chartis from LexisNexis Risk Solutions, where he led the Insight function, delivering strategic research and intelligence in the fields of financial crime, payments, fraud and cybercrime.
Prior to LNRS, Nick had a 15-year career across the banking, government, payments and private equity sectors, leading research, analytics and strategic planning teams.
Nick’s career in banking and finance (in Barclays, Lloyds and RBS) has exposed him to a broad range of areas that include treasury services, retail, corporate and private banking, with a focus on growth, international expansion, transformation and risk. Based on his varied career and educational background in economics and management, Nick adopts a ‘macro-to-micro’ approach to problem diagnostics and solving.
Research Principal: Philip Mackenzie
Research areas:Financial crime Fraud Fraud Anti-money laundering KYC
Phil is the Research Principal for Chartis’ Financial Crime Risk Management pillar, focusing on anti-money laundering, anti-fraud, Know Your Customer, trade-based money laundering, trade surveillance and related areas. He is also one of the primary analysts on Chartis’ RiskTech100, has managed vendor-selection projects in international financial institutions, and has produced market analysis and return on investment projects, as well as leading Chartis’ Risk IT Expenditure report.
Research Principal: Anish Shah
Research areas:Core banking software RegTech RiskTech DataTech
Having joined Chartis Research in April 2021, Anish’s focus is to lead and build out the offerings in the Core Banking & RegTech space. Anish has a unique skill set combining around two decades of Business -Technology experience within the Core Banking and RegTech software markets driving the Product Strategy, Partnerships, Business Solutions and Development. Before joining Chartis Research, he held senior level positions with market leading companies like AxiomSL (now Adenza), Temenos and Grant Thornton focusing in the domain of Core Banking, Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management, Financial Accounting & Regulatory Reporting. Anish is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a certified Systems Auditor from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Anish’s areas of interest being in the RegTech, RiskTech, DataTech and Core Banking Software markets, his specialisation is to turn the regulatory requirements into catalysts to drive strategic business outcomes, sustainable cost reductions through automation, data driven business insights, building reusable and scalable data models and defining joint value propositions for an end-to-end product offering integrating with the third-party products and services.