Marc Alvarez, a market and reference data expert whose 30-year career in financial markets includes roles with technology vendors TMX Group, IDC, Asset Control and Reuters, has moved to Mizuho Securities as chief data officer and head of data governance.
Alvarez’s move to a technology user company follows a one-year contract at TMX Group, where he led the build out and go-to-market of a managed data service dedicated to quantitative analytics and statistical modelling. Before this, Alvarez was senior director, reference data at IDC for towards seven years. In this role, he defined and delivered the company’s Apex pricing and reference data information services, authored a global business plan for its pricing and reference data business and delivered the IDC corporate actions service that later became part of Apex.
At Asset Control, Alvarez concluded a seven-year period in 2008 as executive vice president, products and marketing. Before this, he worked briefly as an independent contractor and at Reuters for 12 years as a product manager. Alvarez started his career in 1986 as an economist at the Toronto Stock Exchange.