Our vision is to move risk management from a regulatory constraint to a strategy enabler

 

Our vision is to move risk management from a regulatory constraint to a strategy enabler

Risk+ Solutions is a Fintech company specialized in developing and implementing financial intelligence and risk management IT solutions for banks and financial institutions

Risk+ Solutions was founded by Jad G. Doumith and Chadi G. El Nawar in January 2017. Subsequently, the Phoenician Funds I, a fund regulated by the Central Bank of Lebanon (under circular 331), acquired a strategic position in the company

The company offers fully integrated IT solutions covering performance management, balance sheet and capital optimization as well as comprehensive stress testing tools. Our aim is to help our clients comply with regulations and best practices to make informed decisions while managing their balance sheets and risk exposures

 

Our vision is to help banks elevate their risk management practices from a regulatory compliance exercise to a strategy optimization driver

We provide solutions that help banks optimize their investment decision making through capturing all associated risks and costs i.e., cost of risk, operating costs, capital, funding. We ensure covering latest regulations and best practices in the industry leveraging our consulting and hands-on experience in the risk management field

Our solutions are fully integrated with the bank’s existing systems enabling seamless and on-the-fly what if scenario analysis for timely decision making. On top of our solutions, we offer banks consulting services and targeted trainings to ensure knowledge transfer and long-lasting benefit from our solutions

Meet Our Team

Our team is built upon hands-on professionals with a proven tack record

Learn more about our skills below

Jad G. Doumith, CFA, FRM

General Manager

Jad has 10+ years of experience in banking and financial regulations with the Banking Control Commission of Lebanon (BCCL), and in particular in the areas of capital management. He was heavily involved in proposing and helping in the drafting of regulations in addition to designing regulatory stress tests, conducting onsite risk assessment missions and monitoring banks’ portfolios of financial instruments including investment funds and structured products.

Jad is the founder and CEO of Finance and Risk Institute (FRI) – leader in the Lebanese market for professional banking trainings and CFA and FRM classes serving 200+ candidates per year and is a regular lecturer on Lebanese Banking Regulations at the Ecole Superieure des Affaires (ESA) in the context of the Lebanese Financial Regulations Exam required by the Central Bank of Lebanon

He is the co-author of the Banking Ethics rule book adopted by the Central Bank of Lebanon for a mandatory exam for all Lebanese banking sector employees

Jad holds a DEA in Management and a Master’s degree in Finance from USJ Beirut and is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and FRM (Financial Risk Manager) charter holder

Chadi G. El Nawar, CFA

General Manager

Chadi has 9+ years of advisory and banking experience in Europe, MENA and Turkey with bulge bracket institutions (McKinsey, Booz & Co., Bank Audi, Banque Libano-Francaise) where he supported 15+ institutions (central banks, international banks, Islamic banks, investment companies) on regulatory compliance and risk management solution development and implementation, operating model and governance

He has experience across a variety of topics covering financial regulations, credit and market risk management, data infrastructure, technology setup and financial engineering

As part of his recent experience, Chadi assisted a major central bank in designing internal stress testing processes and training material to ensure effectiveness and streamlining of the supervisory process. He has also supported a consortium of top tier international banks in assessing the opportunity to create a collaboration model in response to BCBS revised market risk regulations. He has led as well the transition to Basel III regulations for a major GCC bank with 10+ subsidiaries where he coordinated the effort between all parties including communication with the local regulator to ensure accurate implementation of the new rules

Chadi holds a Master’s degree in Quantitative Finance from CASS business school London, BA in Economics from USJ Beirut and is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter holder

Georges R. Nasr, FRM

Senior Associate

Georges has 7+ years of experience in risk management and business intelligence analysis and consultancy including risk solutions quality assurance with Misys, Path Solutions and Bank Audi

He advised 10+ institutions (conventional banks, Islamic banks, investment companies) on developing and implementing risk management solutions (including Shariaa compliant solutions) for a better assessment and management of their balance sheet positions and exposures

Georges gained his experience through a global geographic coverage across GCC, Levant, North Africa and South East Asia and had exposure across a variety of topics covering Basel II and Basel III, stress testing, Value at Risk modeling, financial instruments valuation, yield curve analysis and asset and liability management

Georges holds an MBA from Sagesse University Beirut, BA in Banking & Finance from the Lebanese University and is an FRM (Financial Risk Manager) charter holder

Elie J. Makhlouf

Senior Associate

Elie has 6+ years of experience as a Business Intelligence developer at Bank Audi where he worked on developing an extensive library of reports for senior management to monitor business performance and draw insights from granular transaction data. Elie was as well responsible for managing and maintaining the Business Intelligence tool related IT infrastructure and data

He also specialized in developing integration APIs for Core Banking and Satellite systems at Path Solutions

Elie holds a BA in Computer and Communication Engineering from Holy-Spirit University of Kaslik

Christian J. Roukoz

Analyst

Christian worked on developing advanced quantitative models to calculate the implied Lebanese sovereign rating from CDS prices and market risk capital charges as part of his internship at Bank Audi

Christian holds a Master’s degree in Finance and Actuarial Sciences and a BS in Mathematics from the Lebanese University Faculty of Sciences

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