Our History

We are a technology company formed to service the investment management industry in Scotland by four colleagues from F & C Asset Management in September 2011. We decided on the name Consalis as it is derived from the Gaelic word ‘consal’ which means trusted advisor. This concept fit in with our aims of being trusted advisors and keeping our Scottish roots. By December of the same year we had secured our first consultancy contract and by January 2012 our first software development contract.

Steve Clark and David Sime joined original Consalis founder Ashley Smith as fellow directors in 2013 and 2016 respectively and we have steadily grown to a team of twelve. In addition to our core team, we source and work closely with a number of skilled independent contractors to bring value to our clients. 

Careers

We believe that the foundation of our business is built upon resourceful and exceptional people and we are always interested in hearing from talented professionals, particularly those with a  background in the investment management industry.

We can provide challenging and rewarding opportunities for established industry professionals as well as graduates who are looking to begin an exciting and innovative career regardless of whether your core skills lie within analysis, software development or whether you can bring something new to our friendly and collaborative team. 

If you think that your personality and expertise would be a good fit in our company please get in touch.

 

Our Directors

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Ashley Smith

Ashley has over fourteen years experience in the investment management industry and is skilled at developing and delivering IT strategy. During his career, he has been responsible for delivering a wide range of IT projects and has managed development, infrastructure and support functions. He completed his MBA and is a PRINCE II accredited project manager and an accredited Markit EDM consultant. In his free time, Ashley can normally be found scrambling up a precarious rock face or playing guitar (badly) although not normally at the same time.
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David Sime

David has over ten years experience in the investment management industry and as a consultant and lead analyst he is skilled at identifying requirements and solving complex problems. During his career, he has combined roles within asset management and asset servicing and has experience of leading front office system implementations and product ownership. He is also an accredited Markit EDM consultant and in his free time, David enjoys cycling, running, hill walking and snowboarding.
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Steve Clark

Steve has over twenty years experience in the investment management industry and has worked in a variety of locations around the world. He specialises in data management and is an accredited Markit EDM consultant. In his free time, Steve enjoys the gentle pursuits of walking the dog, cycling, cooking and eating, and travelling as much as possible.

Our People

Consultants

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John Wilson

John joined Consalis in 2014 having spent the prior twenty years in various roles within the investment management industry, culminating in the role as Investment Systems Manager where he managed a team across the globe. He has extensive knowledge of Charles River applications, business analysis and the software development life cycle including testing. He is a Qualified Accountant (ACCA) and has practitioner certification in AGILE methodologies and Prince2 Project Management as well as a certificate in System Design and Implementation/Function Modelling.
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Lee Tyers

Lee has over seventeen years experience in the investment management industry. In that time, he has worked within a number of large global projects in various roles including team management, system/business analysis and project management. He is a qualified Prince II Practitioner Project Manager. In his free time, Lee tries to travel the world as much as possible but when in Edinburgh, he is a keen walker and can be found (if weather permitting) walking the Pentland’s or as many of the towns famous walking trails as possible.
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Stephen Murray

Stephen has over eleven years experience in the investment management industry and in this time he has progressed to working in a business analytical role within a large strategic programme with a focus on Markit EDM. He has completed IAQ, the Advanced Global Securities Operations certificate and the Markit EDM Introduction Training. Stephen is also a BCS certified Business Analyst and a Prince II Practitioner Project Manager. In his free time, Stephen spends most of his spare time entertaining his two young children but also takes an active role both organising and participating in company social events.
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Mike Cowans

Mike joined Consalis in 2016 and has over eight years experience from some of the world's largest financial institutions. He holds a MSc in International Banking and Finance from Durham University and has completed the CFA UK Investment Management Certificate (IMC), CISI Certificate in Investment Operations and CISI Certificate in Securities. In his free time, Mike enjoys spending time with his family, sports and attempting to cook.
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Colm McKenna

Colm has over ten years experience in the financial services industry and since 2010 has been focusing on Charles River via business facing technology roles. During his career, he has been involved in analysis, solution design, testing and management of off-shore resources. In his free time, Colm is a self-confessed sport addict with particular dedication to football and national hunt horse racing.
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Tor Leahansson

Tor has more than seven years experience in the financial services industry and is currently focusing on delivering enhanced investment data to a set of investment risk systems. Prior to joining Consalis in 2017, he has focused on financial market research, data analysis and investment platform support. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and has also completed the CFA UK Investment Management Certificate (IMC). In his free time, he enjoys family life, exploring the outdoors and partaking in varying degrees of successful DIY.

Developers

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Anthony Sweeney

Anthony joined Consalis in 2014 as a graduate developer and has progressed to leading the software development team. He specialised in Electronics and Software Engineering at the University of Glasgow and has since then learnt a lot about the investment industry as well as ThinkFolio, SQL Server, C# and AngularJS. In his free time, Anthony puts his SFA coaching badges to good use and coaches a Glasgow based amateur football team and enjoys an active social life.
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Helen Nelson

Helen graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in Geophysics & Meteorology. Since starting with Consalis in July 2016 as a graduate software developer, Helen has undertaken training in numerous programming languages as well as the investment industry. She is currently studying for her Investment Management Certificate (IMC). When not in work Helen enjoys playing rugby and represents Scotland Women.
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Julien Mateos

Julien joined Consalis in 2017 as an experienced developer from the FinTech industry. He previously worked on securities finance and collateral management solutions, and built a real-time repo trading system from the ground up. He specialises in creating accessible user interfaces, always keeping the end-user in mind. He holds a BEng in Software Engineering with Honours, and an MSc in Cyber Security. Julien dedicates his free time to playing guitar and expanding his cyber security knowledge.