Group ibor transition director
Tom Hicks has over 15 years experience in the finance and banking sector and has a track record of delivering complex business and regulatory change projects. He has a detailed understanding of products and front to back process flows, having run a Fixed Income desk and set up an Algorithmic Hedge Fund. Tom has delivered numerous regulatory change projects including Volcker, EMIR, MAR and MiFID II, translating regulatory requirements into compliant business solutions. He helped shape the IBOR Transition proposition at KPMG and He is currently a Managing Partner at Dantum Consulting. He is project managing the issuance and transition work streams on IBOR transition at a major top tier bank. He holds a 1st class Masters degree in Engineering from Warwick University. Tom is also the chairman of the STA (Society of Technical Analysts).
Ibor transition project director
Head of libor transition, global commercial bank
Irina Ursachi is an independent Risk Management consultant. She has over eight years of experience in the banking industry, managing international projects in various European jurisdictions such as UK, France, and Germany. Her expertise covers the design and specification of business processes as well as the implementation of regulatory requirements, trading systems, and valuation models. Mrs. Ursachi is an active contributor to research projects and publications in the area of Risk Management. Prior to becoming an independent consultant, she has worked for the consulting companies d-fine and KPMG. She holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Kaiserslautern.
Marcus Burnett is the Director of SOFR Academy, an education technology firm dedicated to building leaders in a risk-free rate based financial ecosystem for people, organizations and communities. SOFR Academy’s panel of advisors includes leading Academics from Harvard and MIT. Marcus is a former Interest Rate Derivatives trader.
Marcus is an IBOR Transition industry leader assisting industry working groups, trade associations, and financial market participants in planning and execution of programs focused on IBOR transition to RFR’s across the G5 currencies. He is a member of the Bank of England sponsored Working Group on Sterling Risk-Free Reference Rates SONIA Regulatory Dependencies Task Force and ‘Tough Legacy’ Task Force both chaired by the Financial Conduct Authority. He has delivered numerous public and private IBOR transition education sessions and advises clients on best practice and regulatory expectations. Marcus has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal and cited by Bloomberg, American Banker and the International Financial Law Review.
Marcus is a member of the American Australian Association established by Sir Keith Murdoch and in 1948. Marcus resides in New York city.
Partner & Director
Navin is an independent risk partner with over 20 years’ experience in advising & implementing the financial services industry on risk and regulatory matters. Navin specialises in the delivery of Capital Markets & Risk regulations for the industry; whilst spearheading the analysis for ESG, TCFD, Climate Risk, IBOR Transition, FRTB, IRRBB, Basel IV, CRR 2 and CRD V development.
Prior to entering the advisory space, Navin spent 15+ years in the industry working in various global run-the-bank and change-the-bank roles for HSBC, Credit Suisse, RBS, Commerzbank and JP Morgan across Front Office, CRO and Operations. Navin is a member of the Professional Risk Managers Association and sits on the London Chapter Steering Committee. Navin supports the CRO community via mentoring of risk professionals and speaking at risk, regulatory & leadership events. He is a frequent commentator to the press including risk.net on capital markets and risk management topics.