GPMIP Post Merger Integration consultant, Barry Smith

Barry Smith

United Kingdom

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Barry Smith

Professional Background

  • Wide experience in Financial Services working at senior-management and CxO/Board level.
  • Trusted advisor to Investment Wholesale, Commercial, Private and Retail Banks, Custodians, Financial Market Infrastructure Firms and Asset Managers.
  • Clients include JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, BNY Mellon, Deutsche Boerse, RBS/NatWest, Coutts, ICE Clear, LCH, ABN AMRO, UK Financial Services Authority, BBA/UK Finance. 
  • Expert in financial sector regulation in the UK and European Union.
  • Specialist in risk management, capital management, financial crime, data science, machine learning.
  • Built central data science/machine learning capability at RBS/NatWest as groupwide Head of Data Science. 

M&A Skills & Expertise

  • Financial services governance, regulation and compliance
  • Capital and liquidity planning
  • Recovery and resolution planning
  • Risk policy and risk governance
  • Credit, market and operational risk analysis
  • Business model and operating model design
  • Data science, machine learning & AI
  • Data management, data protection, privacy and AI ethics
  • IT architecture and software development, including cloud-native applications & diigital transformation
  • Project management – team sizes from 5 up to 100 ​​

Project Highlights

PMI and corporate restructuring experience includes:

  • ABN AMRO-RBS – post-merger balance sheet and regulatory capital impact analysis/optimisation.
  • ABN AMRO-RBS – post-merger alignment of credit processes and credit data migration. 
  • UK FSA-Bank of England – worked in a joint FSA-BoE team to transition prudential risk analytics infrastructure.
  • Bank of China UK – advised on Brexit-driven restructuring, including bank holding company regulations and rules for financial consolidation.
  • Advised on regulatory implications of Dexia demerger at Banque Internationale  à Luxembourg.

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