Lachlan Elmer heads up Rate Validation Services the leading independent provider of derivative pricing services for the OTC Global Derivative Markets.
Prior to becoming CEO in 2013, he served as CFO and Head of Operations. He is a senior banking and financial markets executive, with over 25 years of international experience. Lachlan is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Head of Commodities Coverage
Carol leads the RVS Commodities Service. She has extensive industry experience, gained over the last 17 years in Global Investment Banks, including Credit Suisse, Barclays Capital and JP Morgan. Her career has focused on Product Control (PC) and Valuation Control (VCG). Specialisations cover exotics products across all asset classes, including exotics payoffs, risk profiles, model-based valuations, structured products and prudential valuations.
Carol is trained as a Chartered Management Accountant and began her finance career after completing a BSc in Mathematics and an MSc in Financial Mathematics at Warwick University.
Head of Equities Coverage
Matt heads up the RVS Equities Service. He is a seasoned Equity Derivatives trader, with extensive trading and risk management experience covering over 20 years, in both Exotic and Vanilla equity derivatives products. Matt has particular knowledge of exotic structured products, including autocallables, correlation risk and complex modelling.
Prior to joining RVS, Matt worked at various global investment banks, including as Head of Index Exotics and flow trading for Nomura.
Head of Foreign Exchange CoveRage and DIRECTOR PRODUCT MANAGEMENT
Bob joined RVS in May 2011 and is responsible for developing the organisation’s product strategy and designing RVS’ Rate Set services. He brings 35 years of trading and risk management experience, which encompassed active participation in the evolution of almost all derivative products,. This culminated him holding the position of Head of Market Risk at Société Générale.
Head of Interest Rate and Credit Coverage
Charlie heads up Interest Rate and Credit coverage, having joined RVS in 2018. Prior to that he was at Tradition Financial Services, where he was responsible for Interest Rate Exotic Products.
In an investment banking career spanning over 30 years, Charlie has held various trading roles, starting at Bank of America trading FX Options, to Toronto Dominion Bank where he established trading desks in Toronto, Tokyo and London, before moving to Nomura where he was responsible for the banks EUR, USD and GBP Rate Exotics books.
Alastair joined RVS in 2015 following over 30 years’ experience in the financial and derivatives markets, including sales, trading and marketing. He has extensive experience in investment banking and the inter-dealer arena. Alastair has seasoned knowledge and first-hand experience of OTC derivatives and fixed-income, coupled with working experience of listed exchange traded products.
DIRECTOR technology and infrastructure
John joined RVS in October 2010, and is responsible for designing the software and hardware architecture of RVS’ Services. Additionally, he manages the development teams in the construction and delivery of these solutions. John has over 25 years of international experience in the IT industry, and has designed software and managed development teams at companies such as Microsoft, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and BNP Paribas. He co-founded and held the position of CTO at Carbon Communications, a technology firm based in Los Angeles. John specialises in large scale, high throughput systems primarily in Financial Services and Banking.