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Brett Schechterman Leaves Rimes for IHS Markit

IHS Markit has hired asset management technology expert Brett Schechterman as the Global Head of cross-asset class investment management platform thinkFolio. Schechterman will report to Senior Vice President and Head of Solutions Andrew Eisen. He was formerly Head of Fixed Income Platform Solutions at UBS Asset Management and has also held senior roles at Legal & General Investment Management America and Goldman Sachs Asset Management. He joins He joined IHS Markit from Rimes, where he was North American Head of Product.

Syniti Appoints Jules Beck as President Europe & Africa; Clive Bellmore as Chairman

Syniti, a global data solution provider, has named industry and region veteran Jules Beck as President for its Europe & Africa (EUAF) region, succeeding Clive Bellmore, who will assume the post of Chairman for Syniti EUAF. A known leader in the industry, Beck has led rapid growth of several software and services businesses, including Axon Solutions (acquired by HCL Technologies), HP Enterprise Global SAP business (merged with CSC to form DXC Technologies), and most recently ServiceNOW where he served as VP & GM, Customer Outcomes and Professional Services in EMEA.

Moody’s Named to the 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Quality Index

Top marks to Moody’s, which has been named to the 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the first time. The GEI tracks the financial performance of public companies committed to supporting gender equality and considers five pillars: female leadership and talent pipeline; equal pay and gender pay parity; inclusive culture; sexual harassment policies; and pro-women brand. The company has also received a score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The CEI is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality.

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.