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Xenomorph Targets U.S. With New Subsidiary, Office

Derivatives data management specialist Xenomorph is establishing itself in the U.S. with a new subsidiary Xenomorph Software, and a new New York-based office. Greg Johnson, sales and marketing director of Xenomorph says, “We already have a number of investment banking clients in the U.S. as a result of contracts with their European offices, as well…

Cicada Continues Sales Team Expansion in Europe, U.S.

Cicada is continuing to expand its sales team, hiring Steve Rosenburg as director, America sales, Eija Hietavuo as European sales director, and Bruce Hawkins as business consultant, managing pre- and post-sales support efforts. Rosenburg was previously with Reuters’ Enterprise Information Products Solutions group, and held senior sales roles at Bridge. At Cicada, he will report…

Standard & Poor’s Bolsters European Securities Evaluations Team

Standard & Poor’s has bolstered its European Securities Evaluations group with the addition of two senior managers to the team. Annabel Saunders is named associate director, and Ciro Incarico is named director of fixed income evaluations sales in the group. Saunders has previously worked at Reuters and FT Interactive Data, where she had been responsible…

Capco Names Parthasarathy as Country Manager, India

Capco has named Padma Parthasarathy as country manager in India, based in Bangalore, and reporting to partner and executive vice president, business process outsourcing and sourcing development Gopi Chelliah who joined a few months ago (Reference Data Review, March 2005). Parthasarathy will be responsible for developing Capco’s relationships with India’s banking sector as well as…

Xcitek Hires Jones for Product Management Group; Gyngell in Europe

Larry W. Jones has joined corporate actions firm Xcitek as senior vice president of its product management group, responsible for managing the product roadmap. Although not from a corporate actions background, Jones spent 18 years at HP/Compaq Computer Corp. within its global services division, as well as Integrated Medical Systems International and Adea Solutions. He…

Markit Establishes Tokyo Office, Led by Mizutani

Markit Group has hired Katsumi Mizutani to head the company’s new Tokyo office and manage business development in Japan. He joins from TD Securities, where he was managing director and head of credit derivative structuring and customised solutions in Tokyo. Prior to that, he was at Deutsche Bank in the capital markets team. Also joining…

Outsourcing: The Time is Now?

Is outsourcing for reference data management an idea whose time is coming? This is a question we were keen to ask our faithful Reference Data Review readers when we set out in April to do another one of our surveys. We measured the views of sell-side, buy-side and custodian firms in the U.K., Mainland Europe…

Paris Moves On From Deutsche Bank

David Paris has left Deutsche Bank where he was global head of information management services within the bank’s global technology and operations group, based in London. In this role he had worked on the data management initiatives focused on meeting regulatory requirements of KYC and Anti-Money Laundering. No word yet on where he plans to…

Esler Leaves Bear Stearns

Peter Esler is no longer with Bear Stearns where he held the position of managing director, global head of market data services. Here he had been involved in a reference data management services evaluation. His next move has not yet been decided.

Perry Re-Emerges Royal Bank of Scotland

Derek Perry has re-emerged at Royal Bank of Scotland as manager, operations change management. This follows a brief stint at BearingPoint, prior to which he was at Capco where he worked on reference data services.