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Brett Schechterman Leaves Rimes for IHS Markit

IHS Markit has hired asset management technology expert Brett Schechterman as the Global Head of cross-asset class investment management platform thinkFolio. Schechterman will report to Senior Vice President and Head of Solutions Andrew Eisen. He was formerly Head of Fixed Income Platform Solutions at UBS Asset Management and has also held senior roles at Legal…

Patrick Ludden Joins Kaizen Reporting

Patrick Ludden becomes the latest senior hire to join the Kaizen team. Ludden will be a Regulatory Reporting SME, bringing with him over 25 years of extensive experience in finance, operations and technology functions. Previous to joining Kaizen, Ludden spent six years providing regulatory reporting expertise to HSBC Global Markets and prior to that, working…

Tony Freeman Departs DTCC

Tony Freeman, former Executive Director of Government Relations at DTCC, has left the company. A respected European regulatory expert, Freeman joined DTCC in April 2019 to focus on policy issues, and was heavily involved in the firm’s response to Brexit, as well as responsible for relationships with UK regulators and policy makers. He previously worked…

Advocacy Body GDF Announces New Partnership, Team Members

Global Digital Finance (GDF), an industry body advocating and accelerating the adoption of digital assets, has partnered with Washington-based advisory and advocacy firm FS Vector and announced four new senior appointments to boost its global policy and regulatory affairs capability. John Beccia of FS Vector will now lead US Regulatory Affairs for GDF, while European…

Aquis Exchange Appoints New Consultant David Buik

Pan-European cash equities trading business Aquis Exchange has appointed well-known market commentator David Buik as a Consultant, starting March 2, 2020. Buik started work at Philip Hill Higginson Erlangers in the City of London and later worked for City Index Group, Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Partners, and most recently Core Spreads. “I am delighted to…

Kamlesh Harry Joins ACA Compliance Group, Launches New Risk Assessment Service

Former JP Morgan executive Kamlesh Harry has joined ACA Compliance Group as Senior Principal Consultant heading up the firm’s ACA Aponix division (which focuses on cybersecurity, privacy, and risk). The group today released its new payment and fraud risk assessment (PFRA) offering, overseen by Harry, which is designed to help firms identify and remediate vulnerabilities…

Alan Samuels Joins Encompass Corporation

KYC specialist Encompass Corporation has appointed Alan Samuels to the position of Head of Product, leading the firm’s global product team. He joins from Exiger, where he was VP and global head of DDIQ. He was previously head of entity verification services at Bloomberg KYC and head of reference data services at Opus-Alacra. “At a…

Broadridge Appoints Chris Perry President

S&P 500 firm Broadridge Financial Solutions has appointed Chris Perry as President, effective March 2, 2020. Perry currently leads Broadridge’s Global Sales, Marketing and Client Solutions organization, and is taking over the role from Broadridge CEO Tim Gokey, who remains CEO and a Director of the Company. Following the appointment, Perry will expand his current…

Gresham Technologies Gears Up with New Sales Appointment

Data integrity and control software provider Gresham Technologies has appointed Mark Bolton as its new Head of International Sales to spearhead its global growth plans. Bolton will be responsible for directing the firm’s sales strategy across Asia and North America, and identifying target market segments for expansion across the entire Clareti platform. Prior to joining…

SteelEye Appoints Rob Bernstein as Chief Financial Officer

Compliance technology and data analytics firm SteelEye has confirmed the hire of Rob Bernstein as its new CFO. He joins from RegTek Solutions, which was acquired by Bloomberg in August 2019, where he was CFO since February 2018. Bernstein has more than 10 years’ experience as a finance executive, formerly with London-based tech firm TIM…