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Alex Pavel Joins IHS Markit

Alex Pavel has joined IHS Markit as Sales Director. Based in London, Pavel has responsibility for growing the company’s risk and regulatory compliance business across Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg), the Middle East and Africa. Pavel was formerly with Thomson Reuters in Dubai, where he spent four years in enterprise sales. He holds an…

LSE Group Names Tom Dunlap as CDO of Information Services Division

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has named Tom Dunlap as chief data officer (CDO) of its Information Services Division, which includes global index provider FTSE Russell. The role is new and gives Dunlap responsibility for developing and leading the division’s global data strategy, overseeing a global team across multiple sites, engaging with key global clients,…

Synechron Builds APAC Focus

New York-based IT and digital consulting firm Synechron has launched a new financial innovations lab in Singapore. The new facility will help strengthen the firm’s offering in the APAC region and partner with its clients on interactive workshops related to key digital strategies such as AI, Blockchain, Data Analytics and RegTech. Synechron also recently partnered…

Dale Richards Joins Zelig Associates as Senior Advisor

Zelig Associates, a boutique investment bank specialising in fintech, has named Dale Richards as senior advisor. Richards will be based in Toronto and support the team globally. Richards has over 30 years’ experience in fintech, data and analytics as a senior executive, investor and consultant. His appointment will strengthen Zelig’s global reach and domain expertise…

Dash Financial Technologies Hires Glenn Lesko as Chief Growth Officer

Dash Financial Technologies, a multi-asset trading technology and execution services provider, has appointed Glenn Lesko to the role of chief growth officer. He reports to CEO Peter Maragos and is responsible for driving the firm’s global revenue growth, both organically and inorganically. Lesko brings nearly 30 years of experience to Dash, most of it delivering…

Tim Lind Joins DTCC as Managing Director of Data Services

Tim Lind has returned to the front line of capital markets solutions as managing director of DTCC Data Services. At DTCC, he will be responsible for guiding the firm’s data businesses, including services that leverage data derived from DTCC’s global processing platforms, and ensuring ongoing alignment with risk management and regulatory requirements. Lind previously headed…

Carlos Lopez Lansdowne Joins Exegy as Sales director Europe and Asia

Industry veteran Carlos Lopez Lansdowne has joined financial market data solutions provider Exegy as its sales director for Europe and Asia. He will support Exegy’s drive to prepare European clients for Markets in Financial Instruments II (MiFID II) compliance and to deploy solutions in Tokyo and Hong Kong. Based in London, Lansdowne will report directly…

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:…

John Randles Takes the Lead at Siren

After leaving the post of CEO at Bloomberg PolarLake in August 2017, John Randles has emerged as CEO of Siren, a Dublin-based start-up dedicated to the development of a data intelligence platform that combines search, business intelligence, graphic and knowledge representation to advance how financial services firms, among others, address complex questions. The company’s platform…

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…