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Samantha Miller Joins Visible Alpha as CPO

MiFID II investment research specialist Visible Alpha has appointed Samantha Miller to the newly created post of Chief Product Officer. Miller joins from Dun & Bradstreet where she was Vice President of Global Product Portfolio Strategy and Management. Prior to Dun & Bradstreet, she led a division at LexisNexis as a General Manager and VP…

Garry McClure Joins Delta Capital as Head of KYC

Garry McClure has joined the London office of financial services professional services firm Delta Capital to head up the firm’s KYC business, starting from September 2019. McClure was a previously a managing director at HSBC responsible for global KYC operations across investment, commercial and retail banking. Prior to that he headed up client onboarding at…

First Derivatives Founder Brian Conlon Dies

Brian Conlon, the Northern Irish founder and CEO of the £1 billion+ FinTech firm First Derivatives, lost his battle with cancer on July 28, 2019 at the age of 53. Conlon started at KPMG and worked briefly at Morgan Stanley and software firm Sunguard before starting First Derivatives. He listed the company in 2002 but…

NeoXam Hires New Data Expert

Buy-side software provider NeoXam has appointed Philipp Sfeir to head up its DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) business. Sfeir was most recently Head of Data Management at Zürcher Kantonalbank, one of the top four banks in Switzerland, and since 2016 has been President of the Swiss Information Providers User Group (SIPUG). Florent Fabre, COO of…

Fenergo Raises €66 Million

Irish regulatory compliance firm Fenergo has raised €66 million in investment, according to documents filed with the Companies and Registration Office. The firm is believed to have raised the financing by selling shares to CSC Computer Science Holdings, an affiliate of US-based DXC Technology. DXC General Manager Edward Ho has joined Fenergo as a Director,…

Claudia Rodriguez Joins Pega

Digital transformation specialist Pega Systems has appointed Claudia Rodriguez as inclusion and diversity (I&D) leader, based out of the company’s Cambridge, Mass. headquarters. Her role will focus on creating I&D talent management initiatives with a focus on talent attraction, development, engagement, and retention. She was most recently senior manager of inclusion and diversity in Accenture’s…

Culture and Internal Company Set-up Prove Problematic in SMCR Implementation

The Senior Managers Certification Regime (SMCR) is a hot and vexing topic, with internal company set-up and culture presenting a significant challenge for many financial services firms as they prepare for the December 9, 2019 deadline by when arrangements for senior managers and certification staff must be in place for all firms and from when…

Xceptor Names ex-GBST Exec Tom Edwards as Chief Operating Officer

Xceptor, a global data ingestion, automation and transformation software provider, has appointed Tom Edwards as chief operating officer with responsibility to support the company’s growth strategy. Most recently, Edwards was head of delivery at wealth management and capital markets technology provider GBST. Edwards has over 30 years’ experience in project implementation and professional services delivery…

Financial Machineries Makes Three Strategic Appointments

Financial Machineries, a provider of data lineage, sourcing, digital rights management and commercialisation of contributed market data, has appointed Keiren Harris, Frank Verstraeten and Daniel Muri to its team. They bring industry experience, regional insight, and networks of professional contacts from across APAC and continental Europe to the company, which is accelerating its ambition to…

Refinitiv names William Leahey as Head of Regulatory Compliance for Wealth Management

Refinitiv has appointed William Leahey as head of regulatory compliance for wealth management. In this role, Leahey will lead all regulatory activities for the wealth management business, identifying key regulatory developments, risks and initiatives for customers. Before joining Refinitiv, Leahey was vice president and assistant general counsel of the operations and technology group at the…