Project Management


Systems Implementation Assistance


Risk Mitigation Services


Derivative Product Support


Operational Support

Project Management

Panache has provided project management services for decades to a number of investment houses. The range of these services includes management of system conversions for billion dollar portfolios to the migration of customer holdings from disparate platforms to centralized systems. We have evaluated satellite offices for merger into central locations, performed front-to-back analyses for global portfolio processing and evaluated staffing and functionality for transition from a traditional shop to e-service processing. The variety of experience gives us the expertise to undertake any number of projects that will allow your firm to consolidate existing functionality, integrate new functionalities into your existing processing environment and analyze the efficiency and quality of the services in your current processing area. 

Project Management and Implementation of Summit in New York, London, Frankfurt, Tokyo and Australia

  • Provided a comprehensive Project Plan containing detailed work flow analysis that defined user roles and responsibilities in all above stated regions
  • Performed UAT and parallel testing for swap and option products and prepared results
  • Assisted in the testing and analytical evaluation of the risk management and P&L attribution reporting
  • The project plan was implemented through charts, memos and reconciliation reports and communicated to management
  • Skilled on all user aspects of the Summit System including trade capture, trade maintenance, reporting, analytics, market data, hedge products and customer functionality
  • Experienced in Excel, Lotus, Access, DEVON, CATS and basic SQL commands

Migration from various in-house platforms and spreadsheets to Summit

  • Developed specifications for daily flash (P/L and risk reporting)
  • Developed procedures for exception type deal reporting
  • Completed cash reconciliation and developed automated reconciliation tools
  • Authored AAA subsidiary’s operations procedure manual
  • Authored Summit user’s guide for Lehman Brothers

Project Management and conversion of all customer holdings from existing global system to new trading and custody system (SECOR)

  • Developed, project-managed and implemented interface between Devon derivatives system and SWIFT for automated payments processing
  • Assisted in upgrade/conversion from Devon 2.34C to Devon 2.34D Sybase
  • Assisted in the testing and implementation of a On-line Deal ticket system, ADONIS
  • Reconciled over 2000 balance sheet and P/L accounts and proposed entries to resolve differences
  • Analyzed work flows and assisted client in reorganizing support areas