Frontline Analysts Blog


Choosing a near-shore location: Dharma at Big Sur

Darren Sharma 14/06/17 11:52

Where can you efficiently locate offices for risk management and capital markets analysts? Whether you are looking at near-shore or off-shore locations, or indeed which corner of your trading...

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Life is Elsewhere, Życie jest gdzie indziej, जीवन कहीं और है

Darren Sharma 22/05/17 16:30

These days, when it comes to off-shoring thinking tasks, a lot of banks are feeling pretty jaded with wherever their off-shoring has been done. Usually that’s India. Off-shoring is quite often a...

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Why wonkishness matters for budgets - a note for CFOs, COOs & Procurement

Darren Sharma 31/03/17 16:26

We all know that offshore analysts are hugely efficient for budgets. Unhappily, local research and risk analysts tend to resist increasing their usage. Can we get past this with full buy-in from...

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Guide for risk managers part 2: planning your cost-efficient team augmentation

Darren Sharma 20/10/16 19:37

You’re a risk manager who has been mandated to plan cost-efficient augmentation of your team. You’ve opened a file, done save as, what next? Read how to move from tabula rasa to a plan. 

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How to convert lame outsourcing into energised outsourcing

Darren Sharma 08/07/16 11:48

Here are two things which I often hear from analysts who work with offshore resources, and I’ve been wondering how they can be consistent

- My offshore analysts are pretty poor. I have to train...

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What makes Frontline unique

Darren Sharma 20/06/16 10:17

I was recently asked this in a meeting with a senior team from a global bank. 

It's a great question and to answer it I had to go right back to beginning when I founded Frontline Analysts in 2005....

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Where are your Analysts?

Darren Sharma 23/03/16 10:30

As my friends of a certain age will understand, I often lose things. Do I lose things more than I did when I was a youth?  I’m not sure. But anyway, the solution is always the same – you need to...

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Further cost cutting will require next-gen off-shoring

Darren Sharma 29/02/16 11:44

I write as results season is getting into full flow for banks. The thrust of it already seems to be that banks are promising their shareholders that they will get serious about costs.

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Choosing a near-shore location: Dharma at Big Sur

Darren Sharma 14/06/17 11:52

Where can you efficiently locate offices for risk management and capital markets analysts? Whether you are looking at near-shore or off-shore locations, or indeed which corner of your trading...

Read More

Life is Elsewhere, Życie jest gdzie indziej, जीवन कहीं और है

Darren Sharma 22/05/17 16:30

These days, when it comes to off-shoring thinking tasks, a lot of banks are feeling pretty jaded with wherever their off-shoring has been done. Usually that’s India. Off-shoring is quite often a...

Read More

Why wonkishness matters for budgets - a note for CFOs, COOs & Procurement

Darren Sharma 31/03/17 16:26

We all know that offshore analysts are hugely efficient for budgets. Unhappily, local research and risk analysts tend to resist increasing their usage. Can we get past this with full buy-in from...

Read More

Guide for risk managers part 2: planning your cost-efficient team augmentation

Darren Sharma 20/10/16 19:37

You’re a risk manager who has been mandated to plan cost-efficient augmentation of your team. You’ve opened a file, done save as, what next? Read how to move from tabula rasa to a plan. 

Read More

How to convert lame outsourcing into energised outsourcing

Darren Sharma 08/07/16 11:48

Here are two things which I often hear from analysts who work with offshore resources, and I’ve been wondering how they can be consistent

- My offshore analysts are pretty poor. I have to train...

Read More

What makes Frontline unique

Darren Sharma 20/06/16 10:17

I was recently asked this in a meeting with a senior team from a global bank. 

It's a great question and to answer it I had to go right back to beginning when I founded Frontline Analysts in 2005....

Read More

Where are your Analysts?

Darren Sharma 23/03/16 10:30

As my friends of a certain age will understand, I often lose things. Do I lose things more than I did when I was a youth?  I’m not sure. But anyway, the solution is always the same – you need to...

Read More

Further cost cutting will require next-gen off-shoring

Darren Sharma 29/02/16 11:44

I write as results season is getting into full flow for banks. The thrust of it already seems to be that banks are promising their shareholders that they will get serious about costs.

Read More