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Chris Bannocks Joins Barclays to Head Up Global Reference Data

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Chris Bannocks has moved on from the role of managing director, global head of enterprise data management at Nomura International to head up reference data at Barclays. Bannocks joined Barclays in London this week and takes the title managing director, global head of reference data. His responsibility is reference data on a global basis across the bank’s corporate investment and wealth management businesses.

Bannocks has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector, much of it gained at Thomson Reuters. His early career years were spent on entrepreneurial ventures including Finantia Securities, a start-up fixed income trading business that Bannocks helped to build. He then went on to found his own company, Spirit Solutions, which he managed from 2001 to the start of 2004. Spirit Solutions was set up to provide consultancy services to the investment banking community and focused on reference and market data services.

Bannocks moved on from Spirit Solutions to join Thomson Reuters – then Reuters – in 2004. His first three years at the information provider were spent overseeing its pricing and reference data businesses across the EMEA region. In 2007, Bannocks moved within the firm to head up and develop its enterprise data management (EDM) business across Europe, a role he held for a year.

Following Thomson’s takeover of Reuters and the integration of the EDM business into the larger IMS division, Bannocks took short-term responsibility for the growth of the company’s enterprise software business in EMEA. His last position at Thomson Reuters was head of post-trade services for the UK and EMEA regions with a focus on growing revenue from the Reuters Trade Notification Service. Bannocks held this post for nearly two years before moving on to Nomura for a further two years and taking the lead reference data role at Barclays this month.

Although he’s jumped from an Asian bank to a British one, we expect to see he spending more time in the east; specifically, India.

Watch this space.

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