Edgar, Dunn & Company: Translating Advice into Action

Edgar, Dunn & Company is a financial services consultancy, with a deep expertise in payments. Established in 1978, they have advised their clients on many of the industry’s most significant issues, including payments strategies, customer profitability / retention, credit / fraud risk, payment process optimisation, leveraging innovation and assessing new market / product opportunities.

Founded in the United States, Edgar, Dunn & Company has expanded geographically to meet the needs of an increasingly global client base. Today, they have served clients in more than 50 countries on six continents from offices in Frankfurt, London, Paris, San Francisco and Sydney. Their clients include Financial Institutions, Card Issuers, Merchants, Acquirers, Processors, Technology Providers, Payment Schemes and Regulators.

An Independent Strategy Consulting Firm

Edgar, Dunn & Company is an independent firm owned by its directors. They are seasoned professionals, who take a pragmatic approach to client issues and deliver analysis and recommendation that is solidly grounded in experience and know-how.

The approach to consulting is client-centered, with each assignment tailored to meet the specific client needs and objectives. Projects are structured for client participation and transparency– a collaborative approach that leverages internal knowledge and develops client ownership of both the issues and the final recommendations.

Directors are actively involved in each assignment and experienced in taking the Senior management perspective –, which enable them to put issues and solutions into a broader context. They also develop a point of view on the subject in hand that goes beyond analysis.

Edgar, Dunn & Company supports clients in addressing the most significant management challenges by providing deep payments experience in the following areas:

  • Advisory Services. Edgar, Dunn & Company provides market research, strategic analysis and critical business guidance to executives across all parts of the payments value chain, as well as due diligence services and acquisition target identification
  • Industry Forums and Roundtables, which create a unique forum for the constructive exchange of new ideas and best practices in the payments industry,
  • Law Firm Support. They support law firms in regulatory reform and competition authority challenges, expert witness/litigation matters, and transactional support activities.

Peter Sidenius is Managing Director of Edgar, Dunn & Company. He holds a Master’s of Science from Denmark’s Technical University and a Masters of Philosophy in Management Studies from Oxford University. In addition, Peter leads their London office. Peter has over 25 years of experience in strategy consulting to a variety of leading industry clients in financial services, with wide geographical experience. He is a regular conference speaker and Chairman at events concerning the cards and payments business.

Reflecting on the future of the company, Peter says “Technology and innovation are driving changes in the payment world at increasing speed. With the arrival of new technologies and greater regulatory focus the payment space will be changing substantially over the coming years. For a consultant, there has never been a better time to be in payments.”

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