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Iris Financial Engineering Hires Strategy, BizDev Execs Following $11 Million Infusion from Apax Partners

Fresh from last quarter’s completion of an $11 million investment from Apax Partners, Iris Financial Engineering has named three senior executives in strategy and business development. Aviv Handler joins as vice president of product strategy from KW International, where he was involved in product strategy and business analysis. Prior to KW, Handler was product manager…

Telekurs Financial Expands Management Team in the U.K.

Swiss data vendor Telekurs Financial has added executives to its U.K. management team. Dominique Tanner, head of business development, becomes deputy to Telekurs (U.K.) CEO Beat Koch. Olga Bobrova, previously with Telekurs Financial Japan, becomes head of strategic marketing. Elizabeth Coleman, previously with Telekurs Financial France, becomes head of management services, with responsibility for finance…

Financial Technologies International Hires Flynn to Lead Professional Services

Financial Technologies International has named Stephen Flynn senior vice president with responsibility for global professional services and systems integrator alliances. Flynn previously spent 20 years at Accenture, most recently with the consulting giant’s STP, integration management and security offerings practice teams.

Kx Systems Adds Two in New York

Kx Systems has named Gavan Corr business development manager and Joanne O’Kane business development executive, both based at is New York office. Corr will manage client relationships as account team leader. O’Kane will provide technical and pre-sales report. Both report to Michael O’Neill, director of Kx sales at First Derivatives, Kx’s strategic partner for financial…

Misys Names Executive To Bolster Basel II Capabilities

Misys Risk Management Systems has named Savita Verma to lead its product management, financial engineering and research operations. Verma was previously vice president of Scotiabank. The company has also appointed David Welton Basel II specialist, reporting to Verma. Meanwhile, chief operating officer Michel Van Leeuwen has added Frank Weyns to his team. Weyns was previously…

Telekurs Adds Three to U.K. Sales Operation

Telekurs (UK) is continuing with its spate of hires in the sales area, adding three to its sales team based in London. Reto Baumann, a seven-year Telekurs veteran, has relocated from Tokyo to become sales manager, responsible for new business sales and key accounts. Faye Cooper has joined as key account manager from Reuters, where…

Eagle’s Riley to Retire at End of Year

Eagle Investment Systems’ chief executive, Jack Riley, will retire at the end of the year, 13 years after co-founding the company. David Palten, another co-founder and currently president of Eagle, will assume the additional role of CEO, reporting to Jim Palermo, vice chairman of Mellon Financial Corp. and president of Mellon Global Securities Services. Riley…

Former Thomson Sales Head Lait Emerges at Standard & Poor’s

Standard & Poor’s has hired Sue Lait, former European sales director at Thomson Financial in London, to lead sales and support for S&P’s investment services business. Lait spent nine years at Thomson Financial, which she left earlier this year having being only recently promoted to sales head. Prior to that she ran the strategic accounts…

IFDS Names Carpenter to Lead U.K. Sales

International Financial Data Services (IFDS) has hired Daniel Carpenter as head of U.K. sales, reporting to managing director Paul Roberts. IFDS is a transfer agency joint venture between DST Systems and State Street. Carpenter was previously sales and marketing director at Cor Financial Solutions, and has held positions at Kinetic Information Systems, Primark – now…

Ex-Reuters STP Executive Smith Emerges at TradeWeb

TradeWeb, the institutional transaction portal for fixed income securities, has named Chris Smith to lead its European straight-through-processing initiative. In the face of continuing competition in the electronic bond trading arena, TradeWeb has been emphasizing its STP capabilities as an edge over potential rivals. Smith will oversee the launch of TradeWeb’s TradeXpress STP product in…