About Paul Mathur

I am a versatile and highly motivated client-facing consultant with proven experience in systems integration, database development, business intelligence and web application development for clients in the alternative investments arena, including hedge funds, prime brokers, fund administrators and associated technology service providers.

I operate as an independent consultant, giving me the flexibility to work on projects directly with end-clients or via a third-party (such as an agency, software vendor or consulting firm) that may already have a relationship with the client.

I'm based in London, but have shown that I am prepared to travel to clients around the world and be based on-site for extended periods.

Recent Projects

Advent Geneva 14.2 Upgrade

Client: Asset Management division of a Global Commodities house

Task: Upgrade from Geneva 8 to Geneva 14.2 and migrate to new hardware, operating systems and DR environment with minimal downtime.

Skills: Advent Geneva 14.2, Resolving accounting differences between Geneva versions.

Advent Geneva 14 Upgrade

Client: A London-based Systematic Hedge Fund

Task: Upgrade from Geneva 6 to Geneva 14 in a high trade volume environment with extensive integration with other in-house systems.

Skills: Advent Geneva 14, Building reports in RSL and RDL, SQL-CLR.

Advent Geneva 8.5 Reconciliations

Client: A London-based Asset Manager

Task: Complete the setup of and train users to use Geneva Advantage reconciliation. Troubleshoot counterparty trade file output.

Skills: Advent Geneva 8.5, Geneva Advantage

Advent Geneva 8.0 Implementation

Client: Asset Management division of a Global Commodities house

Task: Achieve go-live on the Geneva 8.0 platform.

Skills: Advent Geneva 8.0, Geneva Advantage Reconciliation, Thomson Reuters Pricing, Troubleshooting PnL and TB breaks

Advent Geneva custom reports

Client: A European Wealth Manager

Task: Requirements gathering, analysis and development of a suite of Geneva reports to analyse fund TWR performance, P&L and exposure

Skills: Report development for the Geneva 7.6 platform using RSL and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)

Advent Geneva systems integration

Client: A European Wealth Manager

Task: Integrate Geneva 7.6 with 3rd party fixed income trading system (MarketAxess) and pricing provider (Bloomberg)

Skills: Business analysis, interface development using XSLT and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)

Skills & Specialities

I've worked with Advent's Geneva fund accounting system for several years (v6.0.3 upwards). I have experience of all stages of a Geneva implementation, from initial hardware acquisition to go-live. Deep knowledge of the technical aspects of the platform combined with strong financial concepts ensures that I make a meaningful impact on any Geneva projects I undertake. I have developed custom reports for Geneva using RSL and SQL Server Reporting Services (RDL). I've also integrated third-party systems with Geneva using the SQL Server Integration Services, Loader, Web Services (SOAP) and SQL-CLR interfaces.

Technology skills:

  • Object Oriented Programming: C#, Java and PHP 5
  • Databases: Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL
  • Web design: Standards compliant XHTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • XML: XSLT, XPath and XQuery

Contact Paul

I'm happy to provide further information about any of my previous projects and a more formal CV to parties interested in engaging me for upcoming projects. My email address is my firstname @ surname . co . uk. I'm sure you can work it out.

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