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RiSK smart inc is a Risk Management documentation service

Risk Smart is known for concentrating on core proficiencies. Our risk professionals are able to provide personal attention to our clients and advise them with a level of sophistication, usually only found at much bigger firms. In large part due to our lean organization, our efficiency is unmatched by our bigger competitors. With our deep understanding of the differences between international practices, we are uniquely qualified to build risk management custom solutions.  

 We focus on the documentation remediation of Audit, Compliance and Regulatory Findings.

We specialize in writing technical risk and control documentation for internal and external stakeholders.

                 We provide independent verification and evaluation of risk and compliance management documents.

 

services

Remediator of Audit and Regulatory Findings.

Re-evaluation of Risk Documentation.

Enterprise Risk Management Frameworks.

Risk Strategy and Risk Governance.

Risk Controls and Key Metric Definitions.

Risk Assessment and Gap Analysis.

Policies, Standards and Procedures.

 

METHODOLOGY

 
 
 
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about

 

Risk Smart Inc based in the NYC Metro Area, was founded to help firms more effectively control and manage their risks by evaluating and writing risk documentation.

 
Risk Smart Inc - CEO - John Thackeray

LEADERSHIP: John Thackeray

John Thackeray has held many diverse risk positions in his career. As a Chief Risk Officer, he has worked with Top Tier Firms, and in that capacity, has interacted and engaged with US and European regulators. John holds an MBA from the Chartered Institute of Bankers and was a Lecturer in Banking, Economics and Law at various further educational colleges in the U.K.

He is a frequent contributor and speaker on risk industry insights for the Financial Executive Networking Group (FENG) and Financial Executives International (FEI). John's risk engagements have also included published risk articles and white papers for the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), Risk Management Association (RMA), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and the Association of Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).


clients

 Broker Dealers

  Asset Managers

Insurance Companies

Banks

Private Businesses

Universities


 

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PROJECT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 
 
  • Global Market Limit Structure and Standard for Mizuho US Operations to meet US regulatory standards.

  • Independent Price Verification Policy and Standard for Mizuho US Operations to meet US regulatory standards. 

  • Policy and Standards for an US Swap Dealer involving Operational, Liquidity, Credit, Market Risk and Central Clearing Counterparty Risk to meet Enterprise needs.

  • Policy and Standards for an US Swap Dealer involving Model , Settlement and New Product Risk Management to meet Enterprise needs.

  • Credit and Market Risk Governance and Policies Document for Amherst Pierpoint, an US Broker Dealer which enabled it to pass the FINRA examination.

  • Risk Identification Program for the Royal Bank of Canada and BancWest (subsidiary of BNP Paribas) which served as the foundation stone for CCAR.

  • Global Prime Brokerage Platform for Societe Generale, HSBC and Citigroup which serviced multi product asset classes across various jurisdictions. 

  • Risk Radar for Societe Generale for portfolio and forecast balance sheet changes to reduce risk and volatility.

  • Cross Product Margin Platform for all asset classes for Deutsche Bank AG, whose system has since proved to be best in class in the Prime Brokerage Industry.

  • Risk Control Self Assessment Program for an US Regional Bank which was successfully rolled out to all business and support functions.

  • Enterprise Wide Risk Framework and structure for an US broker Dealer, compliant with both US and European Regulators.

  • Policy and Procedures document FINRA Rule 4210 for an US Broker Dealer which improved organizational efficiency and accountability.

 

 
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Testimonials

 
I can attest to his high standards in risk management, his professionalism and vigilance.
— John Dell'Aquila/Managing Director at Societe Generale New York, USA
John was very highly regarded in the Risk community and had a very pragmatic approach.
— Raymond Bunge/MD chez Société Générale Paris, France
John has an intuitive understanding of risk management and excellent communication skills.
— Jeff Fletcher/Senior Risk Management Professional, Market Risk Specialist at Proprietary Trading and Clearing Organizations Chicago, USA
“It has been great working with you, and you have helped out the organization tremendously”.
— Kenneth Le Gall, Deputy COO. Mizuho, USA
John’s rich background and the expertise he possesses in his chosen field are amplified by a friendly and sociable demeanor which enables him to explain complex issues and ideas in terms and in a manner that speaks clearly to all audiences.
— Scott Mullins/Worldwide Financial Services Business Development at Amazon Web Services Dallas, USA
Was able to effectively communicate his vision.
— Terry Bourne, FCSI/SVP - Head of Operations - Toronto, Canada
He understood the importance of monitoring the risks of the portfolio without impeding business goals.
— Michelle Harlan/Director at Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank New York, USA
He is excellent at establishing Risk frameworks to shape overall corporate policy.
— Steve Potamis/Vice President at Nomura New York, USA
He understands markets and has the skills to define process and best practices.
— Bill Yancey/Managing Director FirstSouthwest Dallas, USA
Understands complex matters even when outside of his direct area of expertise.
— Robert Kirk/VP & Head, ISG - Wealth Management at Mphasis Dallas, USA
He brought in-depth knowledge of the issues and complexities our business faced and was important to the solution.
— Mark Munoz/Managing Director at Contineo Limited, Hong Kong
He was effective as a global risk manager and his writing skills are exemplary.
— Vincent Pfalzer/Senior Consultant at Scotia Bank New York, USA
I would recommend John’s work in the re-evaluation and fine tuning of risk frameworks.
— Paul Knepper/Head of Systems HSBC London, UK
 
John is a pivotal player in the risk space, with a rare capacity for excellence
— Mark Frankenberg Director Citigroup New York, USA
 

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CONTACT

 

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US + 1 212 202 5566

UK + 44 203 936 3643

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