Jeremy Smith has been head of Z/Yen’s Financial Services practice since 2000, following 12 years with Bankers Trust Company and Deutsche Bank. Jeremy’s experience has covered private banking, corporate trust, derivatives and securities processing from both operations and technology perspectives. This included the set up and management of the industry’s first derivatives outsourcing business.
Before moving into financial services, Jeremy worked in management consulting and software development at Accenture and Cap Gemini following two years spent programming video games.
At Z/Yen, Jeremy has established Z/Yen’s range of market information studies which provide both benchmarking and client feedback on banking operations. These studies have included:
- Eight years of annual cost per trade benchmarking of equity, debt and treasury products in which more than 30 major banks have participated
- Operational performance reviews, where over 300 investment managers are interviewed annually as to their needs and their rating of the providing brokers/banks
- Specific client-led reviews into all aspects of back and middle office processing.
Z/Yen Limited was acquired by McLagan in February 2007. Jeremy holds a BSc. in Statistics from Bath University and is located in McLagan’s London office.