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XcitekSolutionsPlus Adds Corporate Actions Manager Gray to Client Services Team

XcitekSolutionsPlus has added Adrian Gray as senior client administrator to the client services team in the London office. Gray joins from SmartStream Technologies, where he was senior business consultant for corporate actions, responsible for conducting business cases, building GAP analysis and managing client and data vendor relationships. Prior to this, he was global head of…

Valuelink Expands New Business Team with Fairbrother Hire

ClValuelink Information Services has expanded its new business team, hiring Karen Fairbrother as business development manager. Fairbrother will report to chief executive Stephen Choate and will work alongside Christina Horton, with particular responsibility for partnering and extending the company’s presence in continental Europe. Karen was previously in international sales roles at financial media companies including…

Clark, Rawal, Brett, Hoffman Join Telekurs Financial’s U.K. Team

Following some recent departures, Telekurs Financial has bolstered its U.K. team with a few hires. Sheena Clark is filling the gap left by Tim Fox in the data acquisition role reporting to Jon Wheeler. Clark has 15 years experience in the market data industry, including more recent roles at Mighter Gissing and PR Newswire. Long…

Peter Harris Joins A-Team’s Advisory Board

A-Team is pleased to announce that Peter Harris has joined our Advisory Board. “Peter brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the financial IT markets and publishing business. As a member of our advisory board, he will provide valuable insight and guidance to A-Team as we continue to grow,” says A-Team’s managing…

Telekurs Hires Gräsner For Germany Sales & Marketing

Telekurs Financial has hired Frank Gräsner as head of sales and marketing for its Germany-based operation. Gräsner previously worked at firms including DWZ/Deutsche Borse, Dresdner Bank and GIS.

Volante Names Payne to Lead New England Sales

Volante Technologies has hired Doug A. Payne to lead the expansion of its New England sales. Prior to joining Volante, Payne was vice president, investment manager solutions, for State Street Corp., and has held positions at NewsEdge and Thomson Oasys.

DSTi Boosts Asian Sales Team

DST International (DSTi) has made additions to its Asian sales team. Ian Baldwyn joins DSTi as general manager for South Asia, based in Singapore. Baldwyn was previously at Bloomberg and before that at Odyssey Asset Management Systems. Additionally, Fran Thompson has been named business development manager for Asia. Thompson joins DSTi from Thomson Asia, where…

Standard Chartered Opts for Asset Control’s PriceMaster

Standard Chartered has selected Asset Control’s AC PriceMaster to manage multi-sourced price data and generate risk factors for financial markets globally. The first phase of the implementation is projected for completion at the end of the year. According to Rajesh Bhatia, group head of market risk at Standard Chartered, the bank “is (active) in more…

Information Mosaic Nab eVent Creators Fitzgerald, Baxter

Information Mosaic, the highest scorer in the CityCompass corporate actions benchmarking awards, has brought on board the creators of the eVent corporate actions solution Paul Fitzgerald and David Baxter to bolster its U.K. team. Fitzgerald and Baxter have been working with CheckFree, now owners of HelioGraph, which sells the eVent system they created in 2000….

O’Neill Joins XcitekConsultingServices in Recruitment Role

XcitekConsultingServices has hired Michael O’Neill as vice president, responsible for the recruitment and placement of securities operations professionals within financial institutions on a consulting basis. Prior to XCS O’Neill spent 15 years at the Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. (DTCC) where he was involved in areas such as settlement, income collection, underwriting, reorganization/redemption, reconciliation and…