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Finantix Hires in Singapore and London

Finantix, a technology provider to the wealth management, insurance and banking industries, continues to hire with a view to developing its Asian and European capabilities and building local teams to support client relationships. Michael Gantenbein joins as account delivery director in Singapore, having previously held senior roles at Flowable, Soreco and Itartis. Gareth Williams joins as business development director in the UK, with responsibility to grow Finantix’s presence, help R&D enhance the firm’s product suite, and provide account management to clients in the region. Williams has previous experience at Brewin Dolphin, Investec Wealth & Investment UK, and Hambros Bank.

Oliver White Departs Fenergo for Enveil

After almost six years with Fenergo as UK Head of Sales, Oliver White has moved over to take up the position of EMEA Head of Sales with data security specialist Enveil, pioneer of protecting Data in Use. Before joining Fenergo in 2014, White spent eight years with Avox as UK Head of Sales, and was formerly Senior Account Manager with Alacra.

Refinitiv Hires Andrea Remyn Stone as Chief Customer Proposition Officer

Financial markets data and infrastructure giant Refinitiv has appointed Andrea Remyn Stone as Chief Customer Proposition Officer and member of the Executive Leadership team, reporting to CEO David Craig. Joining from Dealogic, where she was the Chief Strategy Officer, she will focus on working with customers to develop innovative solutions in open platform technology collaboration across the Refinitiv portfolio, including the Refinitiv Data Platform and associated products. Prior to Dealogic, Andrea spent five years at Bloomberg as Global Head of Strategy and Corporate Development, and before that was McGraw-Hill’s Managing Director of Standard and Poor’s Investment Research and Advisory Services. ““I am excited to be joining Refinitiv at such a crucial time for data-services and evolution of financial market infrastructure,” she says.

LSEG Names Arne Staal Head of Research and Product Management, Information Services

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has named Arne Staal to the newly created role of head of research and product management in its Information Services Division (ISD). Staal will lead the two complementary areas of ISD, linking up research and thought leadership with product strategy and development. Staal joins LSEG from Aberdeen Standard Investments where he served as global head of macro systematic strategies and macro risk. Previous roles include head of product research and innovation at BlackRock for iShares, European head of index products and strategy at Barclays Capital; and head of quantitative strategies at Standard Life Investments.

Finantix Hires to Staff New Office in Sydney, Australia

Finantix, a provider of technology to the wealth management, insurance and banking industries, has opened an office in Australia to support its expansion in the Asia-Pacific region. The Sydney-based office will be staffed by Martin McCabe as sales country manager for Australia and Todd Yarrow as senior business development executive for Australia. McCabe joins the company from with FIS where he was responsible for growing a wealth platform business across Asia-Pacific. Yarrow joins from Iress. Finantix says Australia’s sophisticated financial services sector and position as a key hub for the Asia-Pacific region makes Australia an attractive market.

Finastra Hires CDO to Lead Data Product Roadmap

Finastra has hired Lisa Fiondella as chief data officer to lead data strategy. She is responsible for developing a data product roadmap and managing the process of bringing new data products to market based on data mined from the company’s FusionFabric.cloud platform and cloud-based solutions. Fiondella has experience spanning data, analytics, financial services, product management, product development, marketing, sales and operations. She most recently served as vice president of analytic products for Experian.

Finantix Adds Senior Hires to Swiss Team

Finantix, a technology provider to wealth management, insurance and banking, has made two senior hires to its Swiss team. Albert Iselin joins as executive director for DACH (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) and Anja de Troyer joins as client product manager. Both have a remit to support and grow the firm’s presence in the region. Iselin joins Finantix from Avaloq, where he spent 14 years in various roles, while de Troyer joins with more than 20 years of industry experience including strategic and business consultancy. The Venice headquartered company recently extended its presence across Asia-Pacific and in other parts of Europe.

All Change at the Bank for International Settlements

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has named Jerome Powell, chair of the Federal Reserve System, as chair of the Global Economy Meeting and Economic Consultative Committee. He succeeds Mark Carney. John Williams, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, becomes chair of the BIS Consultative Council for the Americas. Sir Jon Cunliffe, deputy governor of the Bank of England, becomes chair of the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures. Separately the BCBS selected François Villeroy de Galhau, Governor of the Bank of France, as chair replacing Mario Draghi. ECB president Christine Lagarde becomes a BIS board member.

Tim Fox Joins SmartStream RDU as Product Manager

Tim Fox has joined SmartStream RDU as product manager with responsibility to evaluate industry requirements and make recommendations on the development of new and existing products. He will also steer the business strategy behind each product, help to gather business requirements and launch new products and industry collaborations. With over 25 years’ experience working in the data industry, Fox most recently worked at Refinitiv (formerly Thomson Reuters) as part of the 2017 acquisition of Avox and Clarient, where he headed up the legal entity reference data product group.

First Derivatives Founder Brian Conlon Dies

Brian Conlon, the Northern Irish founder and CEO of the £1 billion+ FinTech firm First Derivatives, lost his battle with cancer on July 28, 2019 at the age of 53. Conlon started at KPMG and worked briefly at Morgan Stanley and software firm Sunguard before starting First Derivatives. He listed the company in 2002 but remained its major shareholder. The firm began its search for a new CEO in May, when Conlon was first diagnosed. The search is ongoing.