KTQ Consulting Ltd is a specialist consultancy on global infrastructure for trading, clearing, payments, netting, settlement and collateralization in wholesale financial markets.  KTQC works with banks and technology suppliers developing new technology solutions to ensure that they will achieve objectives for participation, liquidity, risk management, regulatory acceptance, technology transformation and other critical success factors.

Our principal consultant, Kathleen Tyson-Quah, has been innovating and supporting financial infrastructure using web-based technologies for more than 10 years. Prior to founding KTQC, she worked for Cedel (now Clearstream), the Securities and Investments Board (now the FSA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Our consultants are all professionals with significant experience designing and managing complex financial infrastructure projects.

The consultancy aims to make best use of web-based technologies and financial messaging standards in solution design to reduce the barriers to integration across the wide range of in-house applications, trading, payment and settlement systems which must interface efficiently for cost-effective operations. 

Recent projects have included:

                 Advising a global IT outsource services supplier on ASP/BSP architectures for financial transaction processing

                 Bid process support for a global Tier 1 bank IT outsourcing aimed at rapid transformation and rationalisation of diverse legacy infrastructure and applications

                 Workshop for a global IT services provider on evolving standards and infrastructure and the implications for banking technology

                 Workshop for a Tier 1 bank IT department on industry data interchange standards and messaging for straight-through processing of derivatives transactions

                 Adivising a global IT provider on solution design for the Global Straight Through Processing Association transaction flow manager

                 Bid process support and functional solution design for CLS Bank, including implications for participant risk management, credit management, correspondent banking arrangements, liquidity management and residual domestic payments processing

                 Advising a global foreign exchange trading system on alternatives for participant risk management

                 Advising a global Tier 1 investment bank on trading systems and trade process rationalisation in commoditised markets

                 Advising a global market data services supplier on strategic opportunities for integration of market data and trade processing services

Please also see Granularity Ltd for projects in international payments and settlements infrastructure supported by our consulting team.

Contact: ktq( at )ktqc.com or telephone +44 1923 859 566




KTQ Consulting Ltd