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First Derivatives Founder Brian Conlon Dies

Brian Conlon, the Northern Irish founder and CEO of the £1 billion+ FinTech firm First Derivatives, lost his battle with cancer on July 28, 2019 at the age of 53. Conlon started at KPMG and worked briefly at Morgan Stanley and software firm Sunguard before starting First Derivatives. He listed the company in 2002 but…

Ex-DTCC and NYSE Exec Ron Jordan Joins Kingland

Kingland has named Ron Jordan as senior vice president, strategic accounts and partnerships. Jordan joins the Kingland executive team with more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry where he has worked with organisations including DTCC and NYSE. He has also served four years as a member of the Financial Research Advisory Committee…

Culture and Internal Company Set-up Prove Problematic in SMCR Implementation

The Senior Managers Certification Regime (SMCR) is a hot and vexing topic, with internal company set-up and culture presenting a significant challenge for many financial services firms as they prepare for the December 9, 2019 deadline by when arrangements for senior managers and certification staff must be in place for all firms and from when…

Xceptor Names ex-GBST Exec Tom Edwards as Chief Operating Officer

Xceptor, a global data ingestion, automation and transformation software provider, has appointed Tom Edwards as chief operating officer with responsibility to support the company’s growth strategy. Most recently, Edwards was head of delivery at wealth management and capital markets technology provider GBST. Edwards has over 30 years’ experience in project implementation and professional services delivery…

Asset Control Hires Eddie Grant to Drive Managed Services Growth

Asset Control is all set to drive growth of the managed services it brought to market early this year,  following the appointment of Eddie Grant to the newly developed role of head of managed services. Grant will focus on delivering the full spectrum of Asset Control’s managed services from hosting and application management to testing…

Financial Machineries Makes Three Strategic Appointments

Financial Machineries, a provider of data lineage, sourcing, digital rights management and commercialisation of contributed market data, has appointed Keiren Harris, Frank Verstraeten and Daniel Muri to its team. They bring industry experience, regional insight, and networks of professional contacts from across APAC and continental Europe to the company, which is accelerating its ambition to…

Ex HSBC Data Officer William Cohee Joins Greenwich Analytica to Head Financial Services Practice

Greenwich Analytica, a privately-owned data consultancy, has appointed William Cohee as executive director of financial services. Cohee joins the firm after spending three years in the chief data office at HSBC. Prior to HSBC, he held senior leadership positions at UBS, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, and JPMorgan Chase. Greenwich Analytica is a progressive analytics firm…

Refinitiv Names Joseph Mrak to Drive Growth in Wealth Management Market

Refinitiv has appointed Joseph Mrak as global head of wealth management with a remit to focus on driving technology innovation, developing key regional and global partnerships, expanding global reach and growing value for clients and prospects. Refinitiv’s wealth management business supports a number of established and emerging wealth customers, and provides global, regional and emerging…

GoldenSource Names Ramesh Pulandaran as Head of Sales for Asia-Pacific

GoldenSource has named Ramesh Pulandaran as head of sales for Asia-Pacific reporting to managing director of global sales and client operations Neill Vanlint. Pulandaran is based in Singapore and will help GoldenSource grow its customer base in the Asia-Pacific region. Pulandaran has more than 18 years of experience in financial services, including stints at SunGard…

Confluence Names Joe Bree as Senior Global Strategic Account Executive

Confluence, a provider of investment data management automation for regulatory, financial and investor reporting, has named Joe Bree as senior global strategic account executive. He has responsibility for expanding Confluence’s global relationships with fund and asset management clients, as well as other service providers and intermediaries. He will also work with the broader Confluence sales…