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AIM Software Expands North American Team to Replicate Success in Europe

AIM Software is building out its North American operations with a view to replicating the success of its European business. The company has recruited a number of senior executives to further its drive into North America and continues to invest in R&D and engage with its user community to develop enterprise data management applications. To…

MiFID II Lead Rodrigo Buenaventura Leaves ESMA at End of March

Rodrigo Buenaventura, head of the markets department at the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and leader of the authority’s implementation of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II), will step down from the post at the end of this month. He will be replaced by Fabrizio Planta, currently head of ESMA’s post trading…

Jonathan Clark to Leave Citisoft and Join Pentagon Consulting

Jonathan Clark will leave Citisoft, the buy-side consultancy he cofounded 30 years ago and sold to Tech Mahindra in 2005, at the end of this month and take up the role of CEO at Pentagon Consulting Group, also a buy-side specialist, at the start of next month. At Citisoft, Clark and his colleagues grew the…

WorkFusion Hires Former Markit Exec Gautam Moorjani

WorkFusion, a specialist in machine learning and process automation, has hired Gautam Moorjani, former global head of reference data at Markit, as senior vice president of financial information. Moorjani joined WorkFusion in April after a stint of more than six years as a managing director with various roles at Markit. Moorjani joined Markit in 2008…

Asset Control Recruits Martijn Groot to Lead Product Strategy Including Data Service Manager

Martijn Groot has left Euroclear and rejoined Asset Control to lead the company’s product strategy. His initial responsibility is Data Service Manager, a product that is designed to help financial institutions improve the timeliness and quality of their market, reference and risk data services. It is also Asset Control’s first significant product release since it…

Brendan Beith Joins Rimes Technologies

Brendan Beith has joined Rimes Technologies, a provider of managed data services, as head of sales, world ex Americas. He took up the post this month after leaving his role as managing director, pricing and reference data, EMEA at Interactive Data in September 2014. Beith was appointed to this role in 2010 having been European…

Eagle Investment Systems Promotes Cullen to CEO, Lehner Becomes Chairman

Eagle Investment Systems has promoted Mal Cullen to the role of CEO, replacing John Lehner who becomes chairman of the company. Cullen joined Eagle in 2001 as head of Canadian operations and most recently served as head of the Americas and Eagle Access, the company’s secure private cloud. Under Cullen’s leadership, Eagle Access has grown…

Barry Raskin to Leave SIX Financial Information

Barry Raskin is leaving his role as president of SIX Financial Information USA at the end of this month after nearly 28 years with the company. He joined Telekurs (North America) in 1987 as chief financial officer and became managing director in 1995. In 2008, the SIX Group was formed through the merger of Telekurs,…

People Moves: Alacra, Capco, BGC Partners, Thomson Reuters and more

Some industry people moves, courtesy of Áine Hall at Hawk Search Alacra announced three new additions to its management team, with the appointments of Alan Samuels, Kelvin Dickenson and Kevin Kollar. (Alacra press release.) Capco announced the appointment of Jonathan Rose as a partner in their UK team. (Capco press release.) BGC Partners announced the…

Markit | Genpact KYC Services Builds Out Offer and Names Ex-Goldman Sachs Exec Jon May as CEO

Markit | Genpact KYC Services has marked six months of operation with the appointment of former Goldman Sachs executive Jon May as CEO, the registration of more than 600 buy-side firms and corporations with its Know Your Customer (KYC) service, and the development of workflows that allow large asset managers operating thousands of funds to…