Alastair Majury Chartered MCSI of Majury Change Management

Methodologies

Alastair Majury has experience working with a variety of different methodologies including waterfall and agile, and is adaptable and flexible.

SOLUTIONS

Alastair Majury offers a different type of change service. He has unique experience across a wide range of change projects, across a wide variety of change projects, which allows him

to offer unique insight, specialist expertise, and analytical mindset, allowing him to help come up with innovative solutions, where others see blockers.There is always a solution.

YOUR SUCCESS

Alastair Majury’s consulting services and change experience allows him to focus on his clients’ most critical change issues and opportunities. Alastair Majury provides analytical services, including data analysis, to a variety of companies.​

He works on change across all types of financial services and geographies. He brings varied experience, allowing him to see change from different angles, allowing him to help ensure its success.

He loves what he does and loves bringing his success to his clients.

Alastair Majury has a proven track record of success planning, developing, implementing and delivering migrations, organisational change, regulatory, legislative, and process improvements for global financial organisations, covering Retail Banking, Investment Banking, Wealth Management, and Life & Pensions. Below are some examples.

Filling An Organisational Gap

Situation: The FCA introduced new mortgage regulations (MMR), which required enhanced reporting. National Australia Group Europe’s previous mortgage reporting was not fit for purpose. National Australia Group Europe also had an organisational gap with respect to identifying specific data reporting requirements from business requirements.

Task: Appointed as Senior BA on the reporting aspect of the project, and also as acting ‘Data Scientist’ to explore and examine data from multiple disparate sources and to communicate findings to both business and IT leaders.

Action: Working closely with Enterprise Data Services, and business SMEs, Alastair Majury examined data from multiple legacy systems.

Result: By successfully engaging the development colleagues and involving them in the journey, as well communicating findings with the business, Alastair Majury was able to successfully build a reusable mortgages data warehouse, which MMR reports were delivered to the FCA and CML on time from. Receiving a clean bill of health for the report that showed the full back book of FCA regulated mortgages.

Saving £480k per annum

Situation: HSBC Alternative Fund Services were reviewing a vendor contract and looking to validate how many credits, it would need to use on average in a year for a specific vendor.

Task: Appointed to review how many credits we were likely to use for a specific vendor in a year and if this could be reduced.

Action: Alastair Majury reviewed the associated data for the thousands of positions held by multiple clients that were priced by this vendor, and associated processes.

Result: Alastair introduced process improvements and updated missing data to the system, resulting a in reduction of expected credits by £480,000 per year.

Introducing Efficiencies & Improved Quality

Situation: The primary market data system for HSBC Alternative Fund Services did not automatically expire securities (e.g. listed options) that had an expiry date. This meant that these had to be expired manually requiring approximately 1 FTE, and serious data quality issues.

Task: Appointed to assist with the manual expiry of the securities, due to normal team falling behind.

Action: Completed the manual expiry of securities, then reviewed the data and overall process.

Result: Alastair Majury Introduced new tools and associated process that reduced effort required to approximately 0.25 hours per month, whilst also eliminating new data quality issues, and also successfully cleansed thousands of incorrectly expired securities that meant they were still being sent out for pricing.

Alastair Majury’s clients have included global Blue Chip financial organisations, covering Retail Banking, Investment Banking, Wealth Management, and Life & Pensions.Clients include: HSBC (Alternative Fund Services), Barclays Wealth, Royal Bank of Scotland, National Australia Group (Europe), Standard Life, BNP Paribas (Corporate and Institutional Banking (CIB)).

Alastair’s goal is to go the “extra mile” to help his clients deliver the change they need in an efficient, economic, and timely manner.

Alastair Majury tailors his approach specifically to the needs of your business and change in order to ensure that change is delivered successfully.​

Whilst based in Central Scotland, Alastair is able and willing to work UK wide, Europe wide, and Globally as required.

Alastair Majury has passed the CISI Level 4 Derivatives (IAD) module. The examination is specifically designed to challenge candidates’ knowledge of the regulations and practices in financial and commodity derivatives, their underlying markets and even the principles of investment strategies.

He has successfully demonstrated his knowledge of derivatives, their underlying assets, clearing, delivery and settlements, portfolio research and construction trading, hedging and investment strategies, investment selection and administration and any other special regulatory requirements.

Since childhood, Alastair Majury has been fascinated with problem solving. He has always reveled in the ability to offer insightful and practical solutions to any problem imaginable. It was this same passion that drove Alastair towards his current position as the director of Majury Change Management as well as a senior business analyst and project manager for Alastair Majury Project Management. It is in these two positions that Alastair thrives. Due to his in-depth knowledge of his industry, unparalleled communication skills and leadership experience, Alastair has been able to forge a successful career for himself as well as earn the respect and admiration of his peers and community.

As the director of Majury Change Management, Alastair Majury is responsible for ensuring that the business runs smoothly by handling day-to-day operations. From client services to financial transactions and everything in between, Alastair is able to handle each duty with grace and excellence. He works closely with each individual client in order to deliver high-quality service. Alastair works almost exclusively in the financial sector, assisting businesses both small and large in solving heir toughest financial situations. Whether it involves completely reevaluating operations practices or simply reassessing personnel, Alastair Majury will always find the best, pragmatic solutions to almost any issue or dilemma.​

As the senior business analyst for Alastair Majury Project Management, Alastair has responsibilities similar to his other role. In short, Alastair works very closely with financial institutions and organizations on process improvement, training and migration.

Alastair Majury is a dedicated worker, and his success certainly demonstrates as much, however, much like any person, he has a variety of interests and hobbies. More specifically, Alastair enjoys basking in the traditions and rich cultural heritage of his home country of Scotland. He also quite enjoys the sport of golf; it’s relaxing and yet challenging. Additionally, Alastair is a firm believer in philanthropy and all the good that can come of it. He specifically believes that, through philanthropy and charity, we can continue to make the world a safer, better and more loving place to live.

Alastair Majury is a tenured professional looking to improve your business’ fortunes and financial prospects.

Alastair Majury director of Majury Change Management has been profiled by Inside Careers who provide the highest quality career advice by sector.

Alastair Majury the experienced director of Majury Change Management has provided career advice that has been published by Inside Careers in order to help guide others on to the career path that is right for them.

Alastair Majury the director of Majury Change Management has had his views on ‘True Grit’ shared on the website Buzzfeed.

Alastair Majury has been featured on Buzzfeed in an article about Project Management.

Alastair Majury has been featured on Buzzfeed in article about Business Analysis.

Alastair Majury has also been featured on Buzzfeed due to his extensive experience of providing analysis to the global financial services sector.

Alastair Majury’s Project Management experience has been featured in The London News Journal.

Alastair Majury has also been featured in the respected London News Journal due to his passion and perseverance when it comes to delivering the change and analysis that global financial services companies need.

Due to his extensive experience of providing Business Analysis support to global financial services clients across the country, the respected London News Journal has shared some of Alastair Majury’s knowledge.

I am a Chartered Member of CISI, which is the UK’s leading securities and investment professional body, and this highlights that I am at the pinnacle of professionalism in financial services. Across the world, and across industries, a personal Charter is recognised as a symbol of the peak of professionalism. Holding a Charter tells clients, colleagues and regulators that I have already demonstrated an outstanding commitment to achieving the highest levels of knowledge, skills and behaviour and that I am dedicated to maintaining this.

Profile / Summary

Senior Business Analyst and Regulatory Change Specialist, expert in enabling development and delivery of complex business process/system transformations for major Financial Services businesses to ensure compliance. Key strengths include: leveraging a breadth of in-depth knowledge across Financial Services sectors and asset classes to provide fit-for-purpose solutions; successfully delivering critical regulatory and data projects across multiple regulators to ensure optimal compliance; working closely with both technical and business teams to coordinate efforts and drive effective delivery of organisational and system changes; and building collaborative key stakeholder relationships up to Board level to clearly communicate complex information and win buy-in to business goals.

Key Skills

§ Business & Data Analysis

§ Requirements Gathering

§ Advanced Excel / VBA

§ Listed & OTC Derivatives

§ Stakeholder Management

§ High Level Requirements (HLR) Production

§ SQL, Visio, Tableau

§ Gap Analysis

§ Organisational & Regulatory Change

§ Business Requirements Document Production

§ Scrum Master / Agile Coach

§ Regulatory & Legislative Project Management

§ Process Mapping (BPMNv2) & Development

§ Data Migration & Warehousing

Career Highlights

§ Shree Partners client, a major independent claims management provider, required an upgrade to their claims management system. As Principal Consultant, led deep-dive analysis to produce statement of work. Understood both business & IT stakeholder needs for upgraded system; ensured offshore team could produce costed estimate of work; produced business friendly requirements that captured needs; and led requirements walkthrough to ensure common understanding. Succeeded in enabling a successful funding request with programme of system upgrade work commenced in early-2020.

§ RBS’ Funded Trade & Supply Chain Finance functions needed to ensure compliance with UK ringfencing legislation. As Senior BA, reviewed systems, processes & trade docs & implemented actions to ensure compliance. Understood current business practices & stakeholder regulatory concerns; reviewed technical systems & business processes; created amended business processes; led review of live instrument legal documentation; ensured key data supplied to all stakeholders; and ensured transfer of instruments not under UK law. Succeeded in ensuring full transfer under Ring-Fencing Transfer Scheme on schedule.

§ National Australia Group (now Virgin Money) needed a new database & reporting system. As Senior Business Data Analyst, enabled compliant mortgage sales & performance reporting. Gained overview of reporting requirements & sales report issues; created business requirements doc & achieved sign-off; identified sources for data & created required transformation logic; ensured completion of requisite data cleansing prior to reports being sent; and presented overview of reporting solution to senior stakeholders. Succeeded in ensuring 99%+ of mortgages could be sent with accurate values for delivery to FCA & PRA.

Alastair Majury Chartered MCSI

“Alastair built up a strong rapport as links between the Business and IT Developers. He certainly hit the ground running.

His appreciation of the whole picture from Business, Business Unit and Technical perspectives is exactly what was needed for the complex set of tasks, together with his ability to communicate with all parties at the appropriate level be it by phone, in meetings or by email. His emails are without fail, professional and clearly articulated, always answering everything raised and always managing expectations.

Although brief, it was good working with you and I have to say that your professional and reliable ways will be sorely missed. Thank you for leaving everything in the best possible state for our teams going forward.”

Heather Francis, Business Systems Analyst, Legal & General

“Working with Alastair was an absolute pleasure. His positive demeanour and ability to strategically deliver on projects made me continuously want to work with him. I worked with him on multiple projects, and he was able to deliver consistently despite any challenges encountered on the projects.

Alastair is an asset to any organization with his ability to interpret organizations objectives with clear and concise communication, direction and coaching to team mates. This also makes him a well rounded manager that can coach for performance and expedite tactical solutions.”

Vallicia Lowe, Senior Business Analyst, HSBC

“I had the pleasure of working with Alastair on gathering the required market data for a range of OTC derivatives from Geneva in order to model them in the Prime Source valuation platforms. He is an effective communicator who added value by offering suggestions on how to improve processes. I have no doubt that he would be a key member of any team.”

Amy Sanchez, Product Manager, STP, Prime Source, NYSE Euronext

“Alastair has good communication skills, maintained a professional approach to his tasks during busy periods, and if he advised that he would return information in a given time period, he did. Gained trust, and was considered reliable.
I wish Alastair well in his endeavours.”

Paul Farquhar, Head Client Services/Operations, Prime Source NYSE Euronext

“Alastair was a proactive team player who always looked to improve process. We increasing came to rely upon Alastair and his colleagues to provide exception management based support to our operations which was key to ensuring correct functioning of our derivative valuation function. Alastair approaches his role with a positive and constructive outlook and looks to affect changes and improvements in a positive fashion with the minimum of fuss.”

Denis Kissane, Global Head of Derivative Pricing and Risk Securities Services, HSBC

“Alastair provided detailed feedback on a business proposal and followed up effectively on behalf of the OTC Derivatives pricing group. His work was valued tremendously and he was very adept at working across functional groups.”

Manan N. Rawal, Senior Vice President — Market Risk Manager, HSBC

“I worked with Alastair on a major back book Mortgage migration programme and found him to be an extremely focussed individual, who can quickly apply his analytical skills to the task at hand.

Alastair is extremely well organised, can deal with multiple stakeholders (of differing seniorities) with no issues and is a very personable individual who finds it easy to build good working relationships with those he interacts with.

I’d certainly like to work with Alastair again and would recommend him as a potential asset to any project team.”

Terry Morland, Programme Level Business Analyst, Royal Bank of Scotland

Alastair Majury Chartered MCSI, is also a director of Majury Change Management Ltd is a highly experienced Senior Business Analyst / Data Scientist with a proven track record of success planning, developing, implementing and delivering migrations, organisational change, regulatory, legislative, and process improvements for global financial organisations, covering Retail Banking, Investment Banking, Wealth Management, and Life & Pensions.

For several years now, Alastair has worked extensively with a variety of financial institutions in order to offer the utmost comprehensive services. As a data scientist/business analyst, Alastair Majury Chartered MCSI is expected to find intuitive and sensible solutions to complex problems.

As a data scientist/business analyst, Alastair Majury Chartered MCSI has worked closely with several high-profile businesses, such as BNP Paribas, National Australia Bank, Standard Life and the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.​A graduate of University of Glasgow, Alastair Majury Chartered MCSI earned his M.A. in Economics with Business Economics. Since then, Alastair has undergone several training sessions and earned multiple certifications for a variety of skills. More specifically, he has earned certifications in IAQ, risk management, resource management, and a bevy of other areas. ​Alastair Majury thoroughly enjoys his work.

What excites him most about being a data scientist/business analyst is that every problem has a variety of solutions. This allows for a great deal of creativity on his part. Providing ingenious solutions to his customers’ problems provides a great deal of satisfaction to Alastair Majury Chartered MCSI. Every single day can be a new and challenging problem.​

Although he is a fierce and determined worker, Alastair also manages to find free time to embrace his hobbies and interests. Alastair is a major proponent of philanthropy and charitable endeavors. He constantly finds new and exciting ways to promote charities and philanthropic organizations in his community. He also tries to donate time and funds to said organizations whenever he can. Alastair Majury Chartered MCSI firmly believes that if we all work together towards a common goal, we can find peace.

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I am a Chartered Member of CISI, which is the UK’s leading securities and investment professional body. Alastair Majury resides locally in Dunblane.

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Alastair Majury

Alastair Majury

I am a Chartered Member of CISI, which is the UK’s leading securities and investment professional body. Alastair Majury resides locally in Dunblane.

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