Catalyst wins Queen’s Award for impact on global financial markets

City of London based financial markets specialists Catalyst Development Ltd are today celebrating being named as winners of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2015: the UK’s highest accolade for business success.

Catalyst Development Ltd specializes in risk and regulation, technology management, trade processing, leadership, and enterprise-wide collateral services

Catalyst’s award is in the International Trade category and is made for achieving an outstanding 66% growth in international business over the past three years.

The company helps financial markets clients reduce costs, achieve regulatory compliance, increase  capital efficiency and improve organisational performance.

Catalyst’s services span across many sectors including clearing, risk and regulatory solutions along with business transformation and organisational development programmes for clients in Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa and the United States, as well as London.

Catalyst’s recent achievements include:

  • helping the Japan Securities Clearing Corporation become APAC’s first Yen-Dominated IRS Clearing Organisation and the world’s second largest OTC clearer;
  • creating a Dodd Frank Eligibility Calculator for a consortium of twelve banks in EMEA working under the auspices of their national Treasury Committee;
  • accelerating the power of derivatives trade compression, harnessing traditionally ‘sell side’ investment banking approaches for ‘buy side’ clients, including leading asset managers and hedge funds;
  • developing and delivering a global high performance talent and organisational development programme for the brightest technologists  in one of the world’s largest banks;
  • enabling clients in multiple jurisdictions to respond to the challenges and opportunities of major EU and US regulation including EMIR, Dodd Frank, Basel III, BCBS 239 and MiFID II.

Founder and Chief Executive Greg Davis comments “We are honoured to have won this award. Though a comparatively small firm, we make a significant impact on lowering systemic risk in global financial markets and are delighted that this has been recognized in such a prestigious way.”


Mr. Davis continues to explain that “Our specialism is to combine deep domain expertise with program execution and organisation development skills, based on our research into the world’s biggest banks over the past 21 years. The financial markets sector is under relentless pressure to perform and we tackle the most complex and difficult issues facing our clients.”

“There is already considerable demand for our services and great opportunities for growth both in the UK and overseas.  This award is not only a powerful endorsement of what we’ve achieved to date but also a valuable accelerant to grow further, faster. We look forward to continue making an enduringly positive impact on our clients’ most important challenges” he concluded.

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