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CloudMargin Promotes Armando Hernandez to Expand Presence in North America

London-based CloudMargin, provider of a collateral and margin management solution native to the cloud, has promoted Armando Hernandez to the new role of executive director, head of North America. Hernandez joined CloudMargin in September 2018 as director of new business development for North America. In his new role, reporting to CEO Stuart Connolly, Hernandez takes responsibility for the entire North American operating unit, including sales, relationship management, partnerships and client onboarding. He will also join the executive leadership team, heading up the company’s push into North America where it established a presence less than four years ago.

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.

New CEO For ACA Compliance Group

Global GRC specialist ACA Compliance Group has appointed Shvetank Shah as CEO, effective from today. Shah joins the firm from Gartner, where he spent 17 years, most recently as Senior Vice President of its Technology & Service Provider practice. Shvetank will be based in ACA’s Silver Spring, MD office, and will oversee all global operations and the corporate growth strategy. The previous Group CEO of ACA Compliance was its founder, Robert Stype, who oversaw the firm’s acquisition of Cordium last year and subsequently moved to the position of Executive Chairman in June 2019.

LiquidityBook Adds to EMEA Client Service Team

LiquidityBook, a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) trading solutions, has named two London-based hires for its EMEA client service team. James Pearson joins from Schneider Trading Associates, where he most recently served as head of IT and takes on the role of technical implementation analyst; while Abdullah Al Nasiri joins from Fidessa to serve as a client services analyst. The hires have been made as LiquidityBook sees an increasing number of fund managers abandoning legacy technology in favour of web-based systems such as its own.

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.

NYDFS Seeks New RegTech Director for Supervisory Push

The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), which regulates finance and cryptocurrency activities in New York State, is seeking a Director within its Research and Innovation Division to design, build, and manage a program to facilitate the testing of RegTech solutions to improve its supervision of regulated entities. The regulator is taking inspiration from efforts by other regulators, including the Bank of England, which the NYDFS specifically references for its initiative to enlist technology companies in the rapid testing of promising solutions.

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.

Charles River Development Names Spiros Giannaros as President

Charles River Development, a State Street company, has named Spiros Giannaros as president with responsibility for day-to-day operations of the company including product, development, sales and services for the Charles River Investment Management Solution. Giannaros will report to John Plansky, CEO of Charles River and leader of State Street Global Exchange and State Street AlphaSM. Most recently, Giannaros was executive vice president and head of platform strategies at State Street. Prior to that, he served as global head of enterprise data management and thinkFolio as a partner at IHS Markit.