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NeoXam Names Mark Hembury as Head Of Sales for DACH and CEE Regions

NeoXam has named former SIX Financial Information managing director, Mark Hembury, as head of sales for the DACH – Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein, and CEE Central and Eastern Europe regions. Hembury held several senior roles across a six-year period at SIX and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, Moody’s Investor Services, and Reuters. At NeoXam, he is responsible for accelerating new business growth across NeoXam’s product suite, as well as helping develop existing client relationships.

Broadridge Hires Ian Strudwick to Lead Expansion Strategy in APAC

Broadridge has appointed Ian Strudwick as general manager and head of APAC as part of its strategy to capitalise on opportunities for business growth in the post-pandemic recovery and demonstrate commitment to the region. Strudwick brings 23 years of experience in the financial services and technology sector to Broadridge and joins from TD Securities, where he was most recently managing director and head of global operations and business services for APAC. 

Strudwick is based in Singapore and will report to Samir Pandiri, president of Broadridge International. He will lead Broadridge’s expansion strategies in Asia, and will be responsible for driving growth in the company’s key APAC markets of Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and Japan.

“Financial businesses in Asia are grappling with trends around digitisation, mutualisation, and data and analytics while operating in times of increasing complexity,” says Pandiri. “Capital markets present plenty of growth opportunities, but firms must also navigate increasing challenges from new regulations and market changes. Ian joins at a transformational time for our clients in the region. They will benefit from his deep cross-market industry expertise as Broadridge supports them in the adoption and application of next-generation technologies.”

Strudwick’s appointment builds on the recent hire of David Ingleson as chief operating officer for APAC and strengthens the company’s regional leadership team. Broadridge has operated in Asia for over two decades, supporting financial services clients with business transformation, revenue scaling, and reducing costs and operations complexity through the implementation of technologies including AI, blockchain and cloud, and techniques for digitalisation. 

LSEG Names David Harris to Lead Sustainable Finance Product Team

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has named David Harris to lead its sustainable finance product team, part of the data and analytics division. Harris will report to Stuart Brown, group head of enterprise data solutions, and will build on ongoing investment in ESG and sustainable investment indexes, data and analytics products.

Harris will also drive an integrated approach to sustainable finance in the data and analytics division, and chair an internal cross-organisation working group that will work in partnership with the FTSE Russell sustainable investment team and other businesses as they invest in sustainable finance to meet customer demand.

David Craig, group head of data and analytics and CEO at Refinitiv, says: “As our customers across financial markets respond to the global challenge of allocating capital sustainably, this critical role is designed to ensure a focused sustainable finance strategy across LSEG.”

Harris joined FTSE in 2002 and has played a leading role in building FTSE Russell’s sustainable finance index and data. He started with the FTSE4Good Index Series, before supporting the development of a wide variety of products including FTSE Russell’s smart sustainability, green revenues, climate indexes and associated data analytics. He has also been involved in group-wide initiatives such as the development of ESG disclosure and reporting guidance for London Stock Exchange listed companies, and the Green Economy Mark for London listed companies.

Gresham Hires Marc Cavell to Lead North America Business Development

Gresham Technologies has appointed Marc Cavell to spearhead business development across North America. Cavell brings over 10 years of fintech experience spanning corporate banking, financial messaging, payments, and cash management to Gresham, previously holding sales roles at Fundtech and Finastra, where he managed key accounts in the US market. He joins an existing group of data, technology, and regulatory experts at the firm, supporting Gresham in its mission to bring digital integrity, agility, and confidence to financial markets.

Gresham Hires Harvey Colborne to Drive Sales of Data Control Solutions

Gresham Technologies, a provider of solutions for data integrity and control, has appointed Harvey Colborne to lead business development and sales across the UK and Ireland. Colborne has experience of both the buy and sell-side following a career with roles at JPMorgan, Schroders, and BNY Mellon, as well as technology providers Interactive Data and IHS Markit. He joins Gresham at a time of growth for the company’s Clareti data control and connectivity solutions.

CFTC Adds Role of CDO in Reorganisation

The CFTC has hired a CDO and set up a division of data as part of a reorganisation designed to improve operational efficiency. Recognising the importance of centralised data, the reorganisation brings data practitioners together from operating units including the office of data and technology (which will cease to exist) and the division of market oversight. Dr. Tamara Roust, a new addition to the CFTC’s executive leadership team, joins from the role of CDO for the State of Illinois and will lead the newly created division of data. Other elements of the reorganisation are market participants, legal and administration divisions.

Gresham Technologies Continues APAC Expansion with Strategic Hire

Gresham Technologies Plc (Gresham) has appointed Joel Jerome as Director of Sales, APAC to grow the firm’s regional footprint. Globally, heightened market volatility, digital transformation and increased regulatory scrutiny are demanding better reconciliation and reporting of all data types. Jerome’s appointment in Singapore is an extension of Gresham’s commitment to meeting these challenges for existing and future customers across the APAC region. He will be responsible for driving Gresham’s commercial strategy and enabling legacy technology replacement and data migration projects.

Former Teradata CEO Oliver Ratzesberger, Appointed Chair of OpenCorporates

OpenCorporates, provider of a large open database of companies worldwide, has named former Teradata CEO Oliver Ratzesberger as the first chair of its board.

OpenCorporates has grown rapidly in the past nine years with its White Box company data attracting millions of visitors to its website every month. Users include financial institutions, government agencies and blue chip companies.

Ratzesberger brings over 30 years of experience in fast-scaling companies such as Teradata and eBay to OpenCorporates. His role is to accelerate growth and impact, and create a trusted and transparent global business environment.

Milestone Group Appoints APAC Head

Fund processing and oversight automation specialist Milestone has appointed Marian Azer as Managing Director for Asia Pacific (APAC) based in Sydney, Australia. Reporting to London based CEO Paul Roberts, Marian will have overall responsibility for market engagement, client success and go-to-market strategy across APAC, with particular emphasis on the Australian and New Zealand markets. Previously, Azer held the position of Managing Director at RBC Investor & Treasury Services, with responsibility for the APAC and Global Middle Office Product functions, as well as Chief Operating Officer, Global Client Coverage for Australia. Marian was previously Head of Product, Investor Services in Australia & New Zealand at J.P. Morgan Chase. She has also held senior roles at Mercer and BNP Paribas.

Etrading Software Expands Managed Service Offering with New Hires

London-based Etrading Software, an independent provider of technology-led solutions designed for financial institutions and industry initiatives, has announced three new hires in its London office, as well as a new operational layer in Asia. In Europe, the firm has strengthened its outsourced services delivery capability through the appointment of James Haskell as Business Operations Officer, David Lane as Technical Operations Officer and Will Palmer as Chief Information Security Officer. Haskell, who joined the firm in May 2020, has over 20 years’ experience working in financial services and operations in London, New York and Hong-Kong, including 13+ years with Goldman Sachs. Lane also has 20+ years’ experience in both tier one investment banking and derivatives exchange trading environments, including a cloud migration speciality. As the new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), with over 25 years’ experience in IT within the financial services sector in both London and Asia, Palmer is tasked with building a company-wide security strategy for the firm.