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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…

Peter Moss Departs SmartStream RDU, Coffman to Replace

Transaction Lifecycle Management specialist SmartStream lost a leading light in December with the departure of data guru Peter Moss as CEO of SmartStream RDU, a reference data specialist co-founded back in 2016 with buy-in from Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and Morgan Stanley. Now a wholly-owned subsidiary of SmartStream, the reference data utility (RDU) was created…

Giles Nelson Departs MarkLogic

Giles Nelson, former Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, Financial Services at MarkLogic, has departed the firm as of December 2019. A-Team Group understands that MarkLogic will not be replacing him in the position. Nelson, who has not yet indicated his next move, joined the firm in August 2018. He previously held the role of Senior…

ComplyAdvantage Boosts Growth Plans with New COO Hire

Financial crime compliance specialist ComplyAdvantage has appointed Vatsa Narasimha as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as it continues to chart an aggressive growth strategy following last year’s successful $30 million Series B financing round (led by Index Ventures and Balderton Capital), a recent doubling of headcount, and new office openings in Singapore and…

New CEO For ACA Compliance Group

Global GRC specialist ACA Compliance Group has appointed Shvetank Shah as CEO, effective from today. Shah joins the firm from Gartner, where he spent 17 years, most recently as Senior Vice President of its Technology & Service Provider practice. Shvetank will be based in ACA’s Silver Spring, MD office, and will oversee all global operations…