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Mark Cheng

Mark Cheng

Managing Consultant at Boutique Advisory Firm
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Bio Mark is an Managing Consultant at a boutique Advisory firm concentrating in Risk, Compliance, Regulatory Change, and Finance Transformation. Mark serves within Capital Markets, Bank Holding Companies, Hedge Funds, Asset Management, Wealth Management, and Reinsurance sectors. Career History Mark has years of professional experience ranging from industry to management consulting in the financial markets.


Banking Regulations

Post-LIBOR Impacts on Regulatory Reporting, Stress Testing, FRTB

18 Oct 2020

In spite of 2020 disruptions, the pace of change for post-LIBOR bank Stress Testing and Fed Reporting has in fact increased along with new rule publications. More Pressure from The Fed The unprecedented amount of post-COVID-19 stimulus will undoubtedly impact the direction of rates for all markets. Additionally, the pandemic has added significant ...


Lessons in Micromanagement

10 Jun 2016

One wonders ... How much management-over-management is truly necessary for best-in-class execution? What does "Train-the-Trainer" really entail? Which are ideal ways to streamline communications down to "say once retain forever"? When can we differentiate Management with Micromanagement against Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)?


De-risking the Risk-Based Approach

06 Jun 2016

In today’s hyper-regulated Banking and Capital Markets landscape, institutions transacting business in key regions have aggressively implemented (albeit cautiously) intricate enterprise-wide control frameworks aimed at counteracting adverse effects arising from potential at-risk operations across all Lines-of-Business. A shortlist of these impacte...


RENTD Commentary

09 May 2016

On March 31 Wall Street banks were required to provide the first annual CEO attestation as part of the Volcker Rule which was adopted in 2013 and went live in July 2015. As part of the attestation, each banking entity must demonstrate that it “has in-place processes to establish, maintain, enforce, review, test and modify the compliance program es...