Leadership


The ANALEC leadership team brings over 80 years of working knowledge of the investment research and client servicing function

Indy Sarker

CEO

Indy Sarker as CEO is responsible for general management and strategic business development, and brings over 20 years of relevant experience. His deep domain knowledge of the client servicing and investment research function, accumulated over a 10-year period working for global investment banks,

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Indy Sarker as CEO is responsible for general management and strategic business development, and brings over 20 years of relevant experience. His deep domain knowledge of the client servicing and investment research function, accumulated over a 10-year period working for global investment banks, drives continuous innovation at ANALEC. During his time, Indy was ranked No. 1 by Asia Money and No. 2 by Institutional Investor global surveys as an investment analyst. Indy prior to ANALEC worked for Deutsche Bank out of Hong Kong, having started his investment research career in the UK. Indy has been a regular contributor the TABB Forum as well as a contributor to various financial journals and magazines on topical and strategic issues facing the broker-dealer industry.

Indy holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge (UK) and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Delhi (India).

Colin Stone

CTO

Colin Stone brings over 20 years of experience in the field of Information Technology and investment banking, including 5 years in equity research. Colin’s main responsibilities and expertise are product development and deployment and technology contribution to ANALEC’s strategic

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Colin Stone brings over 20 years of experience in the field of Information Technology and investment banking, including 5 years in equity research. Colin’s main responsibilities and expertise are product development and deployment and technology contribution to ANALEC’s strategic initiatives. While in the UK, Colin worked for Deutsche Bank both in IT and well as investment research. Colin’s oversees the product development and architecture review team at ANALEC and brings his experience to bear on addressing specific business user challenges at all times, leveraging the best available technologies to address the needs of the client base. Colin has previously worked for Deutsche Bank, Bankers Trust and NatWest Markets, in the UK and Hong Kong.

Colin holds a BA (Hons.) in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Aston University (UK).

Lalit Raj

Vice President

Lalit Raj is responsible for all client engagement activities at ANALEC, in both a pre-sales and post-implementation environment. Lalit also has the Implementation Consulting Group within ANALEC reporting into him as it interfaces directly with clients when implementing ANALEC platforms and solutions.

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Lalit Raj is responsible for all client engagement activities at ANALEC, in both a pre-sales and post-implementation environment. Lalit also has the Implementation Consulting Group within ANALEC reporting into him as it interfaces directly with clients when implementing ANALEC platforms and solutions. Lalit brings extensive knowledge of the financial research space and client servicing space developed over 10 years in the brokerage industry in India. While at Fidelity, he was part of Fidelity Investment Management services group, assisting Fidelity’s London-based Analysts and Portfolio Managers in their research/investment process. Lalit brings his deep domain knowledge to bear on all customer mandates and provides useful insights and solutions to issues being faced by the client base.

Lalit holds a Post-Graduation Diploma in Business Management (Finance Specialization).

Edward A. Herman

Director North America

Ed heads ANALEC's business activities in our rapidly growing North American market. In addition to spearheading our customer acquisition strategy, Ed also guides the growth of our expanding client base as well.

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Ed heads ANALEC's business activities in our rapidly growing North American market. In addition to spearheading our customer acquisition strategy, Ed also guides the growth of our expanding client base as well. His belief that technology solutions must enable our clients to both increase productivity while at the same time lower costs of production and delivery are at the heart of the value proposition provided by ANALEC's flagship offerings - ResearchWise and ClientManager.

Ed has over 20 years of corporate finance and technology experience including investment banking, institutional equity sales, marketing, settlement operations and institutional fund accounting while at such firms as CIBC-Oppenheimer, RBC Dain Rauscher and Sanford C. Bernstein. He received his formal education at Hartwick College in New York.

Nicola Smith

Vice President – Client Engagement

Nicola is responsible for EMEA, UK & US client engagement, building relationships pre-sales, in-project and post-implementation. She is amiable, people-oriented and skilled at new client development, product launches, supplier relations and negotiations.

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Nicola is responsible for EMEA, UK & US client engagement, building relationships pre-sales, in-project and post-implementation. She is amiable, people-oriented and skilled at new client development, product launches, supplier relations and negotiations. Nicola comes to ANALEC with eight years of project management experience in investment banking and financial technology, having achieved a high level of business development in the UK and overseas. Nicola is sensitive to the constant change in the research market and the varying needs within it, meeting them with innovative and accurately tailored solutions.

Nicola has a BA Honors’ degree from Heriot University and has worked in the investment banking industry for 15 years, at banks such as BNP Paribas and Merrill Lynch. This experience has afforded Nicola a firm, grounding knowledge of clients’ operations and product needs.

Richard Beaurepaire

Country Rep. - Australia/New Zealand

Richard represents ANALEC in Australia/New Zealand. Richard brings a diverse background and experience, which includes a close to 20-year stint in Investment Banking and Capital Markets

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Richard represents ANALEC in Australia/New Zealand. Richard brings a diverse background and experience, which includes a close to 20-year stint in Investment Banking and Capital Markets, with various senior leadership roles at Deutsche Bank in Europe and the Asia Pacific region.

Richard brings a deep understanding of the research and client servicing functions in broker-dealers and is able to guide ANALEC’s clients on the best possible solution for their business. Apart from his capital markets expertise and experience, Richard owns a vineyard in Australia and is the chairman of a company that rates corporates, equities teams and investment banks.

Vivek Relan

Senior Vice President – Corporate Development & Strategic Initiatives

Vivek heads the corporate development and strategic initiatives function at ANALEC. He brings over 20 years of diverse experience in investment banking and management consulting.

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Vivek heads the corporate development and strategic initiatives function at ANALEC. He brings over 20 years of diverse experience in investment banking and management consulting.

Prior to ANALEC, Vivek worked as an investment banker in India & UK and advised clients on M&A and VC/PE fund raising transactions. He also worked as a management consultant with the Big-4 consulting firms in North America, advising clients on strategy and IT projects, and started his career working with Tata Consultancy Services

Vivek holds a Masters in Finance degree from London Business School and a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering from University of Delhi.


Our Core Values


Customers

Partner with our customers to succeed together.

People

Attract and retain leading industry professionals; committed to professionalism and teamwork.

Integrity

Act with openness and honesty; to the highest ethical and moral standards.

Leadership

Strive for leadership in our product/service offering; raising the bar at every stage.

Meritocracy

Reward and recognize talent and performance; irrespective of age, race, gender and/or ethnic background.

Global Culture

Instill international best practices, with a mindset to excel across geographic boundaries.


People @ ANALEC


Our people are your key strength. Our ability to develop world class human capital and continuously nurture young talent to strive to achieve global standards when it comes to expertise, skills and efficiency is a forte at ANALEC. ANALEC’s human capital is organized around 5 principal groups – Software Development; Software Testing; Global Customer Support; Implementation Consulting; and Financial Analytics.

In addition to the above, ANALEC is supported by a team of high quality individuals in Human Resources, Finance & Administration and Network and Desktop Support.

Software Development Group

Job Description
ANALEC brings an insightful understanding to the IT product requirements within our target customer base. It offers IT professionals a unique opportunity to work on innovative product development initiatives as well as working on implementation at the customer end.

Preferred Educational Qualifications
BE/B. Tech, ME/M. Tech, MCA/PGDCA (Computer Science) from reputed universities and/or institutions.

Relevant Experience
Proficiency in Microsoft technologies – MS SQL Server, Visual Basic.NET, ASP.NET – is a must for joining the development team. Candidates with prior experience of working in software product development companies are looked at favourably.

Prospective candidate may be tested on his/her .NET skills; testing for .NET and SQL Server capabilities.

Software Testing Group

Job Description
Candidate will be responsible for the quality control and code testing on the entire range of ANALEC products, both existing and under development. The Software Testing group checks for the correctness, completeness, security, and quality of the software developed within ANALEC. Our testing team checks the products for their reliability, efficiency, and maintainability over time, using both white-box and black-box testing techniques. Our software testers work closely with the development and implementation teams to ensure software malfunction opportunities are minimized prior to any client site roll-out.

Candidate will have complete freedom to develop and utilize existing knowledge and adding new knowledge to enhance the quality output of software created at ANALEC.

Preferred Educational Qualifications
BE/B. Tech, ME/M. Tech, MCA/PGDCA (Computer Science) from reputed universities and/or institutions.

Relevant Experience
ANALEC’s products are developed on the following platforms: Microsoft SQL Server 2000, Visual Basic.NET, ASP.NET. Software test engineers must bring both white and black-box testing capabilities. Candidates must bring knowledge of creating test cases against standard testing packages and also be able to undertake load-test of large data servers. Candidate must have working knowledge of the technologies and platforms used together with the integration into a quality control/test environment.

Client Consulting Group

Job Description
Person will be responsible for handling and resolving technical queries and issues reported by the client and should be able to identify and provide input on unique or recurring client issues. Person will be providing technical support on ANALEC’s financial software solutions using documented procedures, available resources and tools. Person will have to ensure all client queries are addressed within SLA. Person will have complete freedom to develop and utilize existing knowledge and adding new knowledge to enhance the quality of technical support process.

Preferred Educational Qualifications
BCA/MCA/ BE/B.Tech/ BIT from reputed universities and/or institutions. Background in Commerce with relevant computer education will also be considered.

  • Ability to troubleshoot computer related issues.
  • Knowledge on Windows operating systems (Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Server, Windows Vista).
  • Knowledge on MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-SQL Server.
  • Knowledge on HTML editors like MS-FrontPage Express.
Relevant Experience
2-5 years experience in Technical Support.
Experience in Software Services Industry will be an added advantage.

Implementation Consulting Group

Job Description
ANALEC’s software consulting group manages the implementation of our software suites at the customer end. They work closely with the customer side organization on all process implementation issues, ensuring customization inputs are collected appropriately and set-up on the platforms, highlighting areas of efficiency improvements within the organization, and ensuring successful user-adoption of the capabilities deployed. Consultants spend considerable time on-site at customer premises during the implementation and initial user-training phases.

The consulting group works closely with the Analytics, Software Development and Software Testing groups in order to ensure complete service satisfaction at the customer end. The consultants work closely with the client organization to successfully implement the software solution and in the process help the client to streamline its internal processes and introduce "best practices".

Preferred Educational Qualifications
B.Com (Hons.); Chartered Accountants; MBAs and Engineering.

Relevant Experience
Prior experience of on-site software implementation at client sites would be looked at favourably. Candidates with strong project management skills, clear communications skills and ability to make effective presentations and engage the customer, would be considered essential to the job.