Promontory Financial Group, a premier strategy, risk-management, regulatory, and compliance consulting firm for financial services firms worldwide, announced that David Samuels, former Global Head of Risk Solutions and Analytics for S&P Capital IQ, has joined the firm as a Managing Director. Samuels, who is based in New York, but will continue to spend extensive time in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region, will drive the development of a stress-testing solutions business and expanded analytical solutions, benchmarks and models, on a global basis.
“The financial crisis highlighted the critical importance of effective risk management. Today, institutions must handle heightened regulatory oversight as well as new and changing expectations,” said Promontory Chief Executive Officer and Founder Eugene A. Ludwig. “David brings the right mix of analytic and senior managerial strengths to this initiative and has developed a strong reputation for helping financial institutions proactively monitor their individual and enterprise-wide risks in an evolving environment.”
Samuels has spent more than 25 years developing and providing risk-management solutions across industry, asset, and geographic lines. During six years at S&P IQ in his role as Global Head of Risk Solutions and Analytics, he oversaw the development of an innovative suite of risk-management solutions, including analytics, services, and data sets. From 2004 to 2007 he was Chief Operating Officer and Global Head of SunGard ERisk, where he oversaw quantitative modelers, programmers, and consultants in developing customized risk solutions for clients. Before that, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Zoologic Inc., a provider of flexible learning tools for the financial services industry.
Mr. Samuels holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Management Information Systems from the State University of New York at Albany.