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Xcitek Takes Stokes from Telekurs

Gary Stokes has joined the London office of XcitekSolutionsPlus, a developer of corporate actions automation solutions, as sales executive. He will focus on expanding the U.S.-based company’s European customer base. The London office was opened in May. Stokes was previously sales executive at data provider Telekurs Financial, where he was responsible for new business sales….

Evans to Head Risk at eFunds

Robert Evans has joined eFunds as managing director of risk management solutions. He was previously director of product management, development and marketing at remittance processing and content management vendor Regulus Group, and held positions at Orion Management and First Union Corp., now part of Wachovia.

SmartStream Technologies Continues Hiring Bonanza

SmartStream Technologies has recruited Steve Lewis from Capco and Tim Collins from Mercator following its acquisition of messaging and business processes management specialist Connextive. Collins will head SmartStream’s professional services division for the newly acquired products. He has worked for Mercator for the past 10 years, where he was principal of its professional services division….

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…

Wall Street Systems Hires Longden as European Head

Wall Street Systems has hired Chris Longden as regional managing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa, with responsibility for the company’s sales and delivery operations. Longden was previously head of global risk management products at Misys International Banking Systems.

Screen Consultants Expands Consultancy and Sales Teams

Dutch data technology vendor Screen Consultants has appointed Bart Aerssens and Denis Nohar to its market data consultancy team and has hired Fons Richter to support sales in Europe and the Middle East. Both were previously market data managers with Netherlands-based banks: Aerssens with F. van Lanschot Bankiers and Nohar with Staal Bankiers/Achmea. Screen says…

Hillier-Brook Quits MoneyLine

Ian Hillier-Brook, director of MIS at MoneyLine Telerate, has left the company, which he joined in April last year when MoneyLine acquired Market Information Services, a specialist in time-series database technologies that he had founded six years ago. Hillier-Brook is now working on establishing a new venture aimed at providing marketing and management services to…

SmartStream Technologies Hires Vernon to Product Management Role

SmartStream Technologies has appointed industry specialist Neil Vernon from PaceMetrics to the role of product manager, for its TLM (Transaction Lifecycle Management) solution, a component of its STP Control Architecture. Vernon was product director at PaceMetrics where he was responsible for implementing STP solutions at HypoVereinsbank, ABN Amro, Deutsche and Lehman Brothers among others. Prior…

… Smith Moves On from Reuters

Christopher Smith, Kirby’s erstwhile colleague at Reuters and another RDUG stalwart, left the vendor at the end of June to pursue other interests. He is understood to be currently considering a number of options. His former responsibilities at Reuters are to be taken over by Rowland Jones, director, Enterprise Information Products.