DST Global Solutions, a market-leading provider of software technology and services to the investment management industry, today announced the appointment of Julian Webb, as Global Head of Data Management and Analytics.
In his new role, Julian will provide strategic direction and leadership for DST Global Solutions’ Data Management and Analytics business, with a key focus on accelerating the market uptake of Anova, its award winning data management and analytics solution. In addition to supporting Anova’s growth, Julian will also drive R&D activities to ensure the solution remains world class.
On his appointment Julian commented: “Increasing demands from regulators, investors and senior management means there is a growing need for products and services that provide increased visibility of data and analytics. As a well-established player in the marketplace, DST Global Solutions has a tremendous opportunity to expand its software technology and services in this area. I look forward to working with our clients and target clients in this challenging business climate.”
Prior to joining DST Global Solutions Julian held a number of senior roles including those at Matrix Private Equity, JP Morgan and most recently, as Chief Operating Officer for a boutique software company where he led the business planning and strategy development for the company’s investor relationship management application.
Julian reports to Arun Sarwal, CEO of the Investment Management Solutions
(IMS) business line of DST Global Solutions and is based at the company’s headquarters in London, UK.
Commenting on Julian’s appointment, Arun Sarwal, said: “Anova has attracted a lot of interest globally since its launch in November 2010. With Julian’s strong track record in business and product management in financial technology, I am confident that he will make a significant contribution to our business in meeting our clients’ needs and take Anova forward as a market leading solution.”
Anova, the award winning solution delivers data management analytics to help asset managers improve decision making, demonstrate portfolio performance to their clients and meet industry needs for transparency. It aggregates data from all critical systems within an organisation and presents it in a meaningful and visual way. It also leverages a firm’s investment in other systems and with its role-based dashboard, gives internal stakeholders and regulators a customised view of the data they need, in the format and granularity they require.