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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…

Ascent RegTech Hires New CEO

Ascent RegTech on April 15 announced the hiring of Arbela Takhsh as Chief Operating Officer. Arbela has held various engineering and operational leadership roles at Motorola, Google, Comcast, and most recently as Senior Vice President of Operations Excellence, Quality, and Data Analytics & Business Intelligence at Gogo. The Ascent team has grown rapidly since the…

DTCC Adds Three New Members to Board of Directors

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), a provider of post-trade infrastructure for the global financial services industry, on April 9, 2019 announced the election of three new members to DTCC’s Board of Directors during the firm’s Annual Shareholders Meeting. The new directors are Kieran Hanrahan from JP Morgan Chase’s Corporate and Investment Bank, Graeme…

Alex Ceponkus Joins Exiger

Global regulatory and financial crime, risk and compliance company Exiger has named Alex Ceponkus as Senior Vice President and Global Head of Software Engineering of Exiger Tech, based in Toronto. Ceponkus’ new role will be to drive innovation, scale and delivery of Exiger’s technology solutions and increase the reach of its product suite (including its…

SmartStream Technologies Forms New Team

Transaction Lifecycle Management solutions provider SmartStream this week announced a new strategic focus in line with the new FSA (now PRA) rules governing liquidity management for UK and foreign branches. In response to the new regulations, SmartStream has appointed Nadeem Shamim to lead cash and liquidity management solutions globally. Prior to SmartStream, Shamim was Managing…