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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…

SEC Names RiskMetrics Co-Founder Gregg Berman as Head of Office of Analytics and Research

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has named risk expert Gregg Berman as head of the Office of Analytics and Research in its Division of Trading and Markets. The office was set up last year to conduct research and analysis that will help inform the Commission’s policies on markets and market structure. Its focus…

US Senate Names Former Morgan Stanley Economist Berner as OFR Director

The US Senate has named former Morgan Stanley executive Richard Berner as the first director of the Office of Financial Research (OFR). The OFR was set up under the Dodd-Frank legislation within the US Treasury Department and charged with tasks such as the development of a global legal entity identifier (LEI) system that will improve…

Virginie’s Blog – Musical Chairs

It seems that 2011 has been another year filled with management shakeups, M&A activity and high profile exits and entrances within the vendor and practitioner communities. EDM solution vendors and data vendors in particular seem to have engaged in an ongoing game of musical chairs, not least of which has been the continued reshuffling at…

From the Trenches

The benefit of operating on the ground is, of course, that you get to figure what’s really going on. None of this learning vicariously through various media, like this one. The real deal. And so it wasn’t long after touching down in New York – well Newark, actually, after an 18-hour haul courtesy of Continental…