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Team Bios

Andy Shaw founded Links Risk Ltd. in 2008 and is Links Risk's Managing Director.  He is a veteran of risk analysis work, and specialises in cutting-edge financial product valuation and best practice risk management.  Andy was selected as a derivatives expert witness, alongside leading economists and industry professionals, to represent JP Morgan in one of banking's largest litigation cases.  More recently he has become regularly involved in the uncleared margin space, advising clients how to prepare for and capitalise upon the significant changes influencing the management and trading of financial market bilateral risk.

Mark Tomsett, Consultant, began working with Links Risk Ltd. in 2009 having amassed a wealth of experience in the area of cleared derivatives, including having pioneered the management of cleared OTC risk for SwapClear.  He has played a key role in Links Risk's independent validation of almost every risk model used by SwapClear, LCH Group’s interest rate derivative clearing platform.  This has included work on variation margin (curve construction), initial margin, default fund and liquidity risk.   Mark’s work for Links Risk Ltd. Is now carried out on a consultancy basis, via his data science firm Archimedes Analytics. In addition to his business activities Mark also tutors economics at Cambridge University.

Lauren Cain is Links Risk Advisory’s COO, having worked with the firm since inception.  She brings experience gained from roles with E&Y and JP Morgan, spanning roles in institutional equities, fixed income and strategic management of the Bank’s human capital.  Lauren has an MSc. from the London School of Economics.

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