Client Case Studies

DevOps Champions

Do you want to save time and money with smaller, faster and safer software releases? Brickendon’s proven expertise in helping clients switch to a DevOps way of working has done exactly that – and a lot lot more. Read on to find out the benefits of DevOps methodologies.

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BCBS 239 Compliance

Many financial institutions are struggling with the regulatory requirements of BCB S239. Brickendon’s extensive experience in regulatory change projects helped us develop a mechanism to support this particular bank’s attestation to the regulator and provide a robust interpretation of the regulation itself to drive minimum standards of compliance.

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Workplace Planning

Are you struggling to juggle high real-estate costs with increased demand for desk space? Brickendon has the solution. A specially designed workforce planning tool that effectively monitors desk allocation versus desk demand, enabling staff to work remotely or on site safe in the knowledge there will always be adequate space.

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Creating an independent project control function

A large global bank was struggling to manage the expectations and requirements of stakeholders involved in a largescale programme. Brickendon was called upon to ensure that everyone involved was confident that the organisation’s money was being spent wisely, that the programme was meeting the organisation’s strategic goals and that the deliverables were clearly articulated, were

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Infrastructure Optimisation

A large global banking client was seeking to transform the way that data was used within its Investment Bank. The aim was to manage the data more efficiently, consistently and transparently in order to reduce storage and infrastructure costs. The Challenges Lack of standardisation: inconsistent naming conventions and usage Multiple stakeholders: more than 40 trading

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Data Standardisation

A large global banking client was seeking to transform the way that data was used within its Investment Bank. The aim was to manage the data more efficiently, consistently and transparently in order to reduce storage and infrastructure costs. The Challenges Lack of standardisation: inconsistent naming convention across the bank Multiple stakeholders: the bank had

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Test Management

A Tier 1 investment bank was seeking to improve its testing processes and was keen to implement Brickendon’s specialised approaches. The bank engaged Brickendon to implement the  bespoke approaches and to train its own staff to use the Brickendon processes efficiently and effectively. The result was the reduction of a three-week testing cycle to six

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Regulatory Compliance (Swap dealing in relation to Dodd Frank)

Under the Dodd Frank Act, UK swap dealing entities are required to report annually to the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in the US. The process to support this reporting involves a vast and detailed attestation process, whereby control owners are held accountable for their part in regulatory compliance, providing information on the processes they

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Strategic Regulatory Reporting

An international tier-one bank was implementing a Trade Data Repository (TDR) and required advice, management and expertise across a variety of problem spaces. A large team had been assembled to work on various aspects across the platform and Brickendon was asked to provide expertise to develop solutions across the entire range of activities. The original

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Basel III RWA & Capital Efficiency

Whilst Basel III maintains the existing total capital ratio requirement of 8% of RWA, it imposes additional requirements to improve the quality of capital held, such as increasing Core Equity Tier 1 (CET1) from 2% to 4.5%. It also introduces additional buffers to be serviced from this CET1 capital, including a Capital Conservation Buffer of

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