Anand Vardhan joins Varrlyn, focuses on Murex and banking

18 December 2017 Authored by Consultancy.eu

Varrlyn, a consulting firm from the Netherlands specialised in dealing-room technology transformations, has added Anand Vardhan to its outfit. Vardhan, who has been appointed a Principal Consultant, will focus on Murex projects at banking clients.

Anand Vardhan is a senior consultant with a focus on technology, regulations and risk. Throughout his 10+ year professional career he has worked for large financial institutions, including both retail and investment banks, asset managers and pension funds, and insurance clients, providing consulting, business analysis, project management, quality assurance and testing services.

After working three years for a software company in Mumbai, India, Vardhan, who is an Indian national, in 2008 transitioned to a large technology services firm. He spent three years with the IT consultancy in India, before moving to the Netherlands to serve ABN Amro, one of the firm’s largest clients in the country, on a consulting engagement. Vardhan worked for more than four years for the Dutch bank, in a period when the bank was undergoing major technology infrastructure change, contributing among other aspects to the design, build and deployment of several Murex based solutions.

Since then, Vardhan has completed projects for several large organisations, including Genworth Financials, Deutsche Bank, Equens and the Asset Management arms of APG and Aegon. At Equens, a payments provider, and Aegon Asset Management, a provider of wealth services, Vardhan took on the role of Murex Consultant, while at Deutsche Bank he was a Test Analyst, and at APG he was in the role of Business Analyst responsible for the validation of EMIR Level 2 requirements.

Anand Vardhan - Principal Consultant at Varrlyn

Vardhan has garnered experience in the front office and back office, across both buy and sell side (European) environments, working with Murex and Summit trading applications in functional areas such as interest rate, FX Cash, FX options, money markets, commodities and fixed income.

Per the first of November, Vardhan has joined Varrlyn, an Amsterdam-based consultancy that helps financial services clients with managing their dealing-room technologies. With the move, he returns to common ground; previously in his career Vardhan had a one and a half year spell at the boutique Dutch consultancy.

Commenting on his new challenge, Vardhan, who holds a Bachelor of Technology from Vellore Institute of Technology in India, said he is delighted to be working with Varrlyn as the firm continues to grow its Murex footprint. Vardhan has immediately joined one of the firm’s banking clients in the role of Front Office business analyst, focused on contributing to the further enhancement of the bank’s front office.

Martin Defauwes, a director at Varrlyn and one of the firm’s three co-founders, remarked on the addition, “Anand is an experienced consultant with strong focus on banking and capital markets. He has a sound understanding of trading application like Murex, in the roles of designer, configurator, analyst, tester and project manager for greenfield and existing complex implementations at the trading floor.”

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