Our Firm


Razor Risk is a leading provider of risk management technology and consulting solutions to financial institutions worldwide. Established in 1999, Razor Risk has successfully delivered solutions to proactively measure and manage risk and capital in the Americas, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Headquartered in the heart of The City in London, with a Development Centre of Excellence in Sydney, the company’s traditional home, Razor Risk is now set for a period of sustained growth.

Our main focus is based on providing fast, powerful and flexible solutions to today’s and tomorrow’s risk and capital management problems posed by the ever changing economic and financial world as well as the increasing demands placed on Financial Services Institutions by Governments and Regulators.

With a comprehensive development roadmap, our market leading software solution Razor™ will continue to be the cornerstone of our proposition.


About Parabellum Investments

Parabellum Investments is a privately-owned, international investment firm with offices in London, Frankfurt, Dubai, Sydney, Melbourne and Bangalore, which provides operational support and finance to small and medium sized companies looking to grow domestically and internationally.

The firm has extensive experience and expertise across business services and in highly specialist sectors such as banking and finance, oilfield resources and defence.

Parabellum Investments uses its own funds and also brings operational experience to support long-term investment strategies. As an entrepreneurial investor, the firm works with management teams to add value and actively drive growth.

Our People

Richard Bennett

CEO


Richard joined Razor Risk as CEO in July 2019. He has extensive experience of working with financial institutions worldwide, assisting firms in managing enterprise risk efficiently while meeting local regulatory guidelines and standards. He has worked for financial software companies including IT&e, Algorithmics, Infinity Financial Technology and BIS Banking Systems, where it was his role to help clients manage and control the risks from their banking and trading activities. He was also active in shaping client’s responses to the changing regulatory environment.

Immediately before joining Razor Risk, Richard worked as CEO for Causality, providing consultancy in technology and business innovation. Before that he was VP Market Management, Regulatory Reporting at Wolters Kluwer.
As an expert in risk management and regulatory change, Richard has been a speaker at technology and financial industry forums for many years. Topics have included managing change in the risk and regulatory management space, achieving transparency across an enterprise and the evolution of regulatory risk models.

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Peter Walsh

Global Head of Sales


Peter Walsh, Razor Risk, is a banker by trade (ACIB) and a qualified practitioner in managing IT intensive programmes allied to a lifetime of City-based roles and experiences. His experience and knowledge of the risk management and management disciplines helps provide clarity – and, with his background in banking, regulatory compliance and risk systems he is uniquely placed to discuss and describe how technology enablers can be deployed to deliver effective and efficient solutions in the most demanding situations, including the bewildering array of regulations and changes that will be affecting collateral, margining and associated risk management.

Contact

+44 7771 633168
peter.walsh@razor-risk.com

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Priyank Zalani

Chief Technology Officer


Priyank has over 15 years of experience working with large investment and commercial banks, software houses and consulting organisations. Priyank started his career as an Interest Rate Swap and FX structured product trader in London. Since then, Priyank worked for Lehman Brothers & UBS in their risk management and controls division prior to moving to Australia to work for risk consulting organisations and risk and middle office software vendors.

Prior to joining Razor Risk, Priyank worked for ANZ Bank as the Technology Lead for Institutional Risk Technology. Priyank brings with him a rich knowledge of business-driven technology implementations and a deep understanding of trading, clearing, pricing and risk management.


Jason Wynne

Chief Product Officer and Regional Head of APAC


Jason is a seasoned risk systems professional with over 15 years of experience. He is passionate about change, transformation and service delivery.

In his role as Head of Risk Technology at the ANZ Bank in Australia he was accountable for the Enterprise’s credit risk technology estate, from consumer through to institutional as well as the broader enterprise risk services. In this role he adopted a design thinking and innovation mindset, continually building out new capabilities for the Risk Business to solve their day to day problems while kicking off the organisation’s risk transformation from a legacy technology estate to a cloud ready capability.

Earlier in his career, Jason co-founded a successful consulting company, Arrowbay Solutions, that was ahead of its time building cloud-based pricing and revaluation risk solutions while providing a breadth of consulting services to Australian Banks and Global Software Vendors.


David Nelson

Global Head of Client Services


David has 20 years of experience in the creation and delivery of financial products and services for both wholesale and retail markets. David specialises in designing and implementing new business systems and applications to solve complex customer problems. He’s passionate about achieving an optimal user experience combined with maximised operational efficiency. He’s held a variety of senior trading, risk, operational, relationship and project management roles with leading financial and investment institutions including ANZ, NAB, JBWere and IWL.