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IRM Appoints José Morago as Director

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) is pleased to announce the appointment of José Morago to its board of directors with immediate effect. José is the European Enterprise Risk Director for Aviva, where he is responsible for risk oversight, governance and capital management of Aviva’s European operations in 12 countries. He is also responsible for…

The Investment Fund Industry Should be Preparing for FATCA Already

Multifonds, a leader in flexible, multi-jurisdictional, single-platform fund administration software, says that while in some cases FATCA’s implications remain unclear, on other points asset managers, administrators and vendors can make progress now. The US’s Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), which will come into effect on January 1 2013, has far-reaching implications for the investment…

SuperDerivatives Appoints Head of Corporate Solutions

SuperDerivatives (SD), the benchmark for derivatives and leader in multi asset front office technology and valuation, has appointed Oren Cohanoff as Product Manager to lead the growth of the company’s corporate treasury system, CorporeX. Cohanoff joins SD from Teva, the world’s largest generic pharmaceutical corporation, where he was Deputy Treasurer and Global Head of Financial…

Corporate Boards Vulnerable to Hacking and Information Theft, Says Thomson Reuters Survey

Most major corporations surveyed have significant security gaps that leave sensitive board-level information open to information theft and hacking. Those are among the findings of a new survey of board members of UK and global corporations conducted by Thomson Reuters Governance, Risk & Compliance. The findings are particularly noteworthy in light of recent news stories…

MiFID II Proposals: Perspective from MarketAxess

MarketAxess Holdings, the operator of a leading electronic trading platform for U.S. and European high-grade corporate bonds, emerging markets bonds and other fixed income securities, reiterates its views on the range of proposals outlined in the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II), which is scheduled to be finalized in October. MarketAxess believes that:…

BBA Calls for Accountability and Strong Governance as New Regulators Take Shape

The new UK financial regulators currently being created need to be supported by strong systems of governance and accountability, the British Bankers’ Association has told HM Treasury. In its response to the latest Treasury consultation on regulatory reform, the BBA supported the new focus on supervising individual firms while also monitoring risk in the economy,…

Algorithmics Enhances Solvency II Standard Formula Reporting

Algorithmics, the leading provider of risk solutions, today announced enhancements to its Solvency II Standard Formula reporting capabilities with the launch of a new web-based Standard Formula reporting product: Algo Audit and Compliance. The product is designed to address Pillars 2 and 3 of Solvency II which require insurance firms conducting business in Europe to…

Talisman Global Asset Management Appoints David Zobel as Chief Executive Officer

Talisman Global Asset Management, the London-based private investment company, has appointed David Zobel to the role of Chief Executive Officer. David was previously Head of Hedge Fund Strategies at BlueBay Asset Management where he was a partner and helped build the firm into a $40bn asset manager prior to its sale to Royal Bank of…

Northern Trust Announces Leadership Changes in Australia/New Zealand and the Channel Islands

Northern Trust announced today that Rohan Singh will become managing director for Northern Trust in Australia and New Zealand. Singh replaces Paul Cutts who will assume the role of country head for the Channel Islands, based in Guernsey. The transition for both roles will take effect on 1 November 2011. Since joining Northern Trust in…

Talend Appoints Peter Gyenes to its Board of Directors

Talend, a global open source software leader, today announced that Peter Gyenes has joined its Board of Directors. With more than four decades of enterprise software and systems experience, Gyenes brings to Talend much relevant experience in scaling technology companies successfully. “Peter brings deep expertise in data integration and a distinguished career in operational leadership,…