KENTAVROS TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS

a global Capital Markets & Banking Consulting, Business and Technology Transformation services firm

 Vision

To be a world-class leading business & technology consulting services firm in Capital Markets & Banking

 Mission

To Deliver Breakthrough Value for our Clients Success and Growth through Innovative solutions

 Values

 Client-Centric Collaborative Partner 

Independent and Objective

 Agile and Innovative 

Quality and Excellence

Integrity & Respect 

 Corporate Social Responsible

Our Services

Risk Assurance, Advisory, and Transformation

In an era of emerging and disrupting technologies as well as continuously evolving regulations, financial institutions CxOs are faced with the challenging task to manage risks effectively, assure sound corporate governance, accountability and transparency as well as business continuity and resilience.

At Kentavros Technology Partners, we have the expertise and industry knowledge to help financial institutions (CxOs and Internal Audit) build confidence and trust with their customers, markets and regulators.
We achieve this by providing independent:
(a) Risk Assurance around the completeness and effectiveness of the risk management practices and internal controls
(b) Risk Advisory on how to improve business and IT risk management, internal controls and governance
(c) Risk Transformation to embed innovative ways of managing (operational, financial, regulatory) risk using intelligent IT solutions

Regulatory change

Financial institutions are nowadays faced with the tremendous challenge to meet an ever-increasing and evolving regulatory landscape where requirements are often ambiguous, complex, conflicting and/or overlapping across national and regional borders.

Kentavros Technology Partners has extensive experience in helping financial institutions manage Regulatory Change and achieve regulatory compliance in a cost effective way.

We bring together a cross-functional team to help you with the implementation of your regulatory compliance programmes while leveraging tools, accelerators, and best practices in project management, solution architecture, and operating models.

Upcoming regulations where we can help financial institutions with their regulatory transformation journey and enable cost effective compliance include:
BCBS 239; FRTB, Basel III, IFRS 9, Mifid II, GDPR, FATCA/CRS, AML/KYC/CDD, Sovency II

Technology Advisory and Transformation 

Technology is at the centre of financial institutions enabling them to comply with a plethora of regulations, improve performance, reduce cost, manage risk, drive innovation, and create new products and services- ultimately boost revenue and growth! 

Over many years of mergers, acquisitions, and divestments, financial institutions IT landscape has grown into a complex, fragmented, and often sub-optimal and costly legacy IT ecosystem of applications, tools and infrastructure. As such, IT executives are faced with a tremendous challenge to (a) implement complex regulations; (b) adopt new technologies and integrate social, mobile, cloud, and analytics; and (c) create innovative and customer-centric solutions in a cost effective manner.

Kentavros Technology Partners, a trusted advisor of CIOs and IT leaders, helps financial institutions create a cost-effective business-aligned IT organisation that is well positioned to thrive within a heavily regulatory and constantly evolving disruptive environment.

We have the right mix of change capabilities supported by proven industry and regulatory experience, deep functional knowledge and technical proficiency in IT strategy, enterprise and solution architecture, applications, sourcing models, IT operations and project management to help you deliver sustainable and competitive value to your business. 

In particular, we can help you Assess, Design and Implement:

  • A business-aligned IT strategy and operating model (process, systems, people, governance)
  • A target-state Enterprise Architecture and transformation roadmap
  • IT performance metrics, scorecards, dashboards and service level agreements
  • IT demand and project portfolio strategy
  • Vendor Sourcing model strategy
  • Enterprise Data Management- data strategy, governance, policies, data quality controls and KPIs; data privacy and usage 
  • Business Intelligence; Regulatory and Management reporting
  • Application rationalisation strategy
  • Digital readiness assessment and strategy
  • IT security assessment and strategy
  • IT controls in compliance with SOX

 

Finance Advisory and Transformation

Today’s business volatile climate poses an unprecedented challenge and opportunity to financial institutions’ CFOs to optimise the structure of finance operations, improve business performance and shape the direction of the organisation.

Kentavros Technology Partners brings deep finance knowledge and expertise to provide independent:

  • Finance assurance services that sustainable solutions around compliance and controls are embedded in organisation’s operating model
  • Finance advisory service to help financial institutions improve business performance by driving efficiencies and cost savings (20-40%) through consolidation, standardisation and automation of services, processes and systems.
  • Finance transformation services to help financial institutions in their implementation journey to deliver an efficient, flexible, agile and business-aligned finance function.
Project, Programme and Portfolio Management

Financial institutions are constantly experiencing demands to execute change in meeting complex regulatory requirements, reducing cost, improving processes, adopting new technologies and developing new products and services. Managing a portfolio of projects and programs that deliver this change in nowadays fast-changing business, IT and regulatory environment of tight budgets and schedules is a tremendously complex and challenging task.

At Kentavros Technology Partners, our project, program and portfolio management services helps financial institutions deliver most challenging transformation programmes and achieve lasting value from change. We leverage established industry methodologies (PMBOK, Prince2, Agile/Scrum) and best practices and standards around governance, processes, people and tools to reduce risk, costs and accelerate high quality delivery.

We also provide an independent critical assessment of the project/programme/portfolio health, at any point during its lifecycle, to assure realisation of the expected business benefits

Human Resourcing 

Attracting, retaining and managing talented permanent and contract resources has never been more challenging and costly for financial institutions that nowadays operate in constant demand of implementing ever-increasing regulations, new technologies, products and services.

Under the high risk of staff attrition, knowledge loss, implementation delays, poor governance around vendor management as well as regulatory fines and reputational damage due to staff misconduct and culture, financial institutions are increasingly looking for flexible, agile and well governed resource solutions.

At Kentavros Technology Partner has a well-established talent acquisition and retention framework to provide a flexible, scalable and price competitive resourcing solution to financial institutions. We provide you a dedicated single point of contact to assure the delivery of high quality services while taking the responsibility of timely response on talent acquisition, HR on-boarding / exit, staff transitioning, and issue resolution process.

Fintech Advisory

Kentavros Technology Partners provides business and technology advisory to Fintech (start-up) companies as well as helps them in their funding process by qualifying and identifying relevant venture capital and angel investors.