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Asset Control Responds to Growing Data Management Demand with New Hires, Offices

Asset Control, the worldwide leader in financial data management solutions, announced today business expansion efforts including new office openings and the addition of sales staff in Asia and North America to meet growing customer demand.

Asia

In addition to its office in Hong Kong, Asset Control has opened a new office in Tokyo, Japan. Akifumi Takahashi has joined the company as sales manager for Japan. Asset Control is also currently recruiting for additional sales staff in Hong Kong.

Akifumi “A-Taka” Takahashi has more than 20 years of experience in financial industry and enterprise software solutions. Prior to Asset Control, he held key sales positions with NYSE Technologies, and at Thomson Reuters where he worked for 18 years covering a diverse set of market data products.

North America

In addition to its current office in New York, Asset Control has opened a new office in Toronto, Ontario and made two additions to its sales staff, Sal Ali and Todd Jones.

Sal Ali joined Asset Control as regional sales manager for Canada, based in Toronto. With more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry in Canada, he spent the last 11 years at Princeton Financial Systems focused on software sales to buy-side institutional investment managers in Canada. Prior to that, Sal worked in investment operations at Canada Trust Mutual Funds, Fidelity Investments Canada, and Royal Trust.

Todd Jones joined Asset Control as senior sales executive based in San Francisco, California. He has over 11 years experience in financial services software, most recently a sales director at Cadis Software. Prior to Cadis, he held senior sales positions at DST Global Solutions and GoldenSource.

John Mitchell, Asset Control’s vice president, global sales, said, “In response to growing customer demand for data management solutions, particularly in regions that are experiencing rapidly revised regulatory frameworks, Asset Control is making significant investments in customer facing people and infrastructure. We have seen prolific growth across the sector with key wins in Australia, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, and especially Hong Kong and China, where we are able to continue our success there based on our investments in Chinese language support and local content. Our expansion will help benefit financial institutions with the data management solutions they need to diversify investments internationally and increase emphasis on risk and regulatory compliance.”

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