Ian Tyler

Senior Advisor,
Alvarez and Marsal

Ian Tyler is a Senior Advisor for Alvarez & Marsal with over 35 years experience in Financial Services, covering leadership roles in treasury for a number of major UK banks, before moving to professional services in 2011. Mr. Tyler is an expert in all aspects of capital management (from issuance through to capital planning and stress testing), and both policy and practical aspects of: liquidity risk, funding, interest rate risk in the banking book, non-trading FX, FTP, large exposures and intra group limits.

Some of Mr Tyler’s most recent roles include: Head of Non-Traded Market Risk and then Group Head of Capital in RBS Group; Group Treasurer of Tesco Bank (member of Executive Leadership); and as a Partner leading the Financial Institutions Treasury Advisory Team in Deloitte. Mr. Tyler has been involved in numerous complex projects relating to a treasury function, which include: (1) leading the Treasury work-stream formed by RBS, Santander and Fortis before, during and after the acquisition of ABN AMRO; (2) being seconded to Tesco from RBS to lead the Regulatory Business Plan and gain approval from the FSA so that change of control could occur for Tesco Bank in December 2008. Here, he built up a treasury function from scratch and was a member of the Executive Leadership and Board attendee for 4 years in what is one of the UK’s largest challenger retail banks; (3) worked for many of the UK’s established challenger banks on a wide range of projects including building a new FTP system for Virgin Money, helping Sainsbury’s Bank develop a new funding strategy and then execute an initial securitisation, strategic evaluation of M&S’s financial services partnership with HSBC, assisting Bank of Ireland UK to switch to the use of derivatives to hedge interest rate risk, reviews of IRRBB approach and Treasury Risk capability for Metro Bank.

Whilst the majority of his treasury work has been for banks, his list of advisory clients also includes Central Banks, Government departments, Supra-nationals, Insurance Companies, Asset Managers, Commodity Trading firms, Payment Services firms and various Corporates. Selected highlights from Mr. Tyler’s line-management and professional services roles include: (1) leading the UK’s first ever regulated mortgage securitisation issue and first ever USD preference share issue; (2) assisting a number of firms both in the UK and US as they have undertaken the detailed process to obtain a new banking license; (3) assisting a Supra-national significantly enhance its financial risk management framework including policies, risk measures and treasury operational capabilities to facilitate them accessing the Debt Capital Markets with an AAA rating

His body of work also includes working on numerous Due Diligence engagements on potential and actual acquisitions/disposals across the globe. He has led, or assisted on, a wide variety of stress testing projects for both UK and non UK entities covering both liquidity and capital related stresses and taken a lead role in producing a number of Working Capital reports for UKLA prospectuses.

Mr. Tyler is a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and has a Master of Arts in Mathematics from Cambridge University. He is currently a trustee for two charities, a Non Executive Director for both a London based Fintech as well as a UK regulated global online trading platform. He is also the Chairman for a firm seeking a UK banking license to offer an enhanced customer current account proposition to students and workers coming to the UK from overseas.

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