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John Collins

John Collins

  • Managing Director
  • Forensic & Litigation Consulting
  • T: +852 3768 4720
  • F: +852 3012 9664
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    • Level 35, Oxford House
    • Taikoo Place
    • 979 King's Road
    • Quarry Bay
    • China, Hong Kong
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    • F: +852 3012 9664
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John Collins is an expert in deep learning (DL), a type of artificial intelligence (AI). He advises clients how to use DL and AI to launch new businesses, reduce costs, manage risks and regulatory compliance, and for fintech, insurtech, regtech, and suptech.

John advises clients how to use big data, predictive analytics, and the cloud. He advises in a pragmatic and heuristic way, using code and prototypes to bring difficult concepts to life quickly, compellingly, in ways that clearly show the benefits.

John is also an expert in risk management, covering market, credit, liquidity, operational, cyber, and compliance risk. He extensive capital markets experience across fixed income, foreign exchange, equities, delta one, and OTC derivatives.

John has directed large transformation programs in global financial institutions for trading and portfolio management, market and credit risk, enterprise data architecture, and regulatory transformation.

John recently provided assistance to an internal investigation that involved building, training, and deploying an ensemble of deep learning neural networks (artificial intelligence) to identify potential improper payments and expenses. The aim was to fully automate the identification of improper payments moving forward and to establish a deep learning architecture which could be used on a wider range of transaction monitoring and fraud detection and enable a broad range of Continuous Monitoring. Once trained, the model consistently replicated the rules with over 99% accuracy. It also predicted potentially improper items in new datasets with high precision.

John is a PhD Candidate at EDHEC Business School. His research applies DL to asset pricing, volatility prediction, portfolio optimization and hedging. He works with high frequency data (i.e. tick data) and big data. He also applies DL to microstructure.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, John was a Partner in a data and analytics boutique, providing DL and AI solutions to banks, asset managers, and insurers. His consulting leverages two decades in tier one financial institutions in Asia, London, and New York, much of that in senior/executive business leadership roles at Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, and HSBC.

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