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Ian is a senior change manager with over 25 years' Securities Industry experience covering review, strategy, analysis, implementation and interim management.  He has delivered projects for a wide range of clients including Exchanges, Investment Banks, Wealth Managers, Custodians and Vendors.


Prior to setting up Elkhorn Consulting in 2005, Ian worked for Kidder Peabody, Smith New Court, Thomson ESG and City Consultants



Max has over 25 years' experience in the Financial Marketplace.  For the past decade he has focused on the equity finance and clearing industry, with responsibilities for prime brokerage businesses.  Max has a proven track record of building and managing highly profitable franchises, as well as leading first class infrastructure platforms, developing products and programmes of change.  He has just completed an assignment contributing to a research study for the European Commission on EMIR.


Max has previously worked for Smith New Court, Merrill Lynch and Bank of America, and recently Bourse Consult.



David has 15 years' experience in Financial Markets.  He has spent the majority of this time in the prime brokerage industry in a variety of client facing roles.  He has a proven track record building and structuring fund management companies and project managing the fund launch from concept to live and beyond.  He has also built and managed PB onboarding, product development and projects teams, delivering products and client facing programs of change.  As a PB Consultant, David has designed, documented, built and managed trading operations.


David has previously worked for KPMG, Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch and Bank of America.

Our consultants are all senior industry professionals with a thorough understanding of industry services and products, processes and controls


We work closely with known associates to ensure our project teams have the skills and experience needed to provide the right solutions to our clients

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Lindsay acts as Principal Adviser: Risk and Regulation at Elkhorn Consulting.  In addition, he is CEO of Sustainable Risks Ltd, a risk, communications and regulatory advisory practice.


Until 2006, Lindsay was a Director of the Financial Services Authority.  His senior FSA roles included directorships of Retail Firms Supervision, Knowledge Management and Authorisation.  As a senior supervisor he has been at the centre of almost every major issue in financial services stretching from the 1987 crash and Barings to LTCM and Equitable.  Lindsay has been in the small Core Team under Howard Davies that, from May 1997, developed the blueprint for the FSA for the Chancellor.  Prior to spending twenty years in City regulation, Lindsay had led one of the five Big Bang IT projects for the London Stock Exchange.

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