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RJO’Brien’s Bradley Giemza Discusses Regulation, RegTech and Cool Start-Ups

A-Team Group’s hugely successful RegTech Summit for Capital Markets in London is on its way to New York, where keynote speakers will include Bradley Giemza, chief risk officer at RJO’Brien. Ahead of the event on Thursday November 16, 2017, we caught up with Giemza to find out his views on RegTech and its potential. Q:…

Peter Serenita Moves on from HSBC to Join Scotiabank as US Chief Data Officer

After an eight-year career as a senior data management executive at HSBC, Peter Serenita has moved on to join Toronto headquartered Scotiabank as US chief data officer. He will continue to be based in the New York City area where before joining HSBC he spent 17 years in technology and data management roles at JP…

LiquidityBook Taps Twitter Techie Carroll as Chief Architect

As financial services technology continues to play catch-up with the kids using widely available consumer technologies, trading software supplier LiquidityBook has put its money where its mouth is. The company has named Andy Carroll, former Twitter staff software engineer, as its chief architect, charted with leading the development of its SaaS delivery platform. LiquidityBook is…

Tom Dalglish Switches Role to Head HSBC’s Innovation Labs

Tom Dalglish has switched from the role of senior data and integration manger – IT transformation at HSBC to become the bank’s head of technical services – applied innovation. In his new role, Dalglish is responsible for industrialising the bank’s global Innovation Labs and researching and developing emerging technologies such as blockchain, cyber security, financial…

Thomson Reuters Lays Off Staff as Reorganisation Cuts 2,000 Jobs

Thomson Reuters is cutting 2,000 jobs as part of a reorganisation that kicked in this week with staff layoffs. Thomson Reuters announced the job cuts, 4% of its workforce of about 48,000 people globally, as it reported a slight dip in third quarter profit and flat revenue. The cuts will be made across 39 countries…

SmartStream Names Peter Moss as CEO of its Reference Data Utility

SmartStream Technologies has named Peer Moss, former head of Thomson Reuters Financial division, as CEO of its Reference Data Utility (RDU). Moss joins the company after 25 years with Thomson Reuters, during which time he set up the Thomson Reuters Enterprise business, was responsible for the data and technology operations of the Financial Markets business…

Mark Hepsworth Sets Sail as CEO of Asset Control

The arrival of Mark Hepsworth at Asset Control signals a shift away from the company’s traditional focus on large enterprise data management solutions and a move towards the provision of more focused use case products such as the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) solution introduced last month and the company’s independent price verification service….

Brett Hodge Leaves Avox for Fenergo Asia Pac

Brett Hodge has left his position as manager Asia at DTCC’s Avox to head up sales for Fenergo in its newly opened Asia Pacific operation. Brett will be based on sunny Sydney, Australia. This follows earlier expansion by the Irish company into Boston and New York at the start of the year. Fenergo’s CEO Marc…

Fidessa Promotes David Polen to Global Head of Electronic Execution

Fidessa has appointed David Polen as global head of electronic execution with responsibility for developing the company’s platform and electronic execution capabilities across global markets. Reporting to Mark Ames, global head of sell side services, Polen will deliver a range of managed solutions that will allow brokers to present their clients with intelligent and cost-effective…

Tim Fox Moves out of Interactive Data and into Avox

Avox, the DTCC subsidiary dedicated to maintaining business entity reference data, has hired Tim Fox to the new role of product manager. Fox joins Avox from Interactive Data, where he was product marketing manager with responsibility for all aspects of the company’s Solvency II sales. He also worked with business and line management to agree…