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Finantix Appoints Albert Iselin Executive Director, EMEA

Finantix, technology provider to the wealth management, insurance and banking industries, has appointed Albert Iselin to the role of Executive Director for EMEA, further widening his remit and responsibilities. His team includes new hire Aurelia Philippoz who joins the Swiss team as Inside Sales and Marketing Executive. Based in Switzerland, Iselin will continue to report to Finantix Chief Commercial Officer, Christine Ciriani. He will focus on further expanding Finantix’s presence across the EMEA region. The announcement follows on from the firm’s recent acquisition of Zurich-based AI specialist InCube, and is part of Finantix’s long-term strategy to expand its European team.

André Helfenstein Joins the Board of Directors of SIX

Shareholders at SIX’s AGM yesterday elected André Helfenstein to the Board of Directors. He becomes the representative of Credit Suisse with immediate effect, replacing Thomas Gottstein. The 53-year-old Swiss and British citizen is CEO of Credit Suisse (Switzerland) and a member of the Executive Board of Credit Suisse Group, responsible for the bank’s entire Swiss business. He has been with the bank for over 12 years, holding various management positions in different areas of the private clients business as well as in the corporate and institutional clients business. Before joining Credit Suisse he spent over 10 years with Boston Consulting Group. He is also a member of the Boards of Directors of Neue Aargauer Bank and Venture Incubator.

Warren Barkley Joins Clearwater as CTO

Clearwater Analytics, an SaaS solution for investment data aggregation, reconciliation, accounting, and reporting, has appointed Warren Barkley as Chief Technology Officer. Barkley was formerly General Manager in the AWS Machine Learning Group at Amazon and has held roles at Microsoft and SMART Technologies, as well as holding over 60 worldwide patents in networking, wireless, communications, and machine learning and playing an active role in the VC community. He is expected to bring his expertise in delivering cloud computing solutions to the business world to his role at Clearwater.

Asset Control Appoints Daniel Kennedy to Drive APAC Sales

Cloud-based data management specialist Asset Control has hired Daniel Kennedy as its new Head of Sales for Asia Pacific, based in Singapore and reporting to Head of International Sales Gary Appleby. Kennedy will be responsible for leading the firm’s sales team in the region. He joins from banking software provider FIS, where he acted as VP and Head of Sales, also based in Singapore, leading the commercial team responsible for both buy- and sell-side solutions across Southeast Asia and Australia.

Lisa Walker Joins ING as Head of Compliance, UK and Middle East

ING has appointed Lisa Walker has its new Head of Compliance for the UK and Middle East, reporting to Simon Berg, Chief Risk Officer for the same regions. Walker previously worked at HM Treasury and the FCA where she managed the relationships with investment exchanges. Most recently, she was Head of Market Regulation at a start-up stock exchange, IPSX. Prior to this, she was Head of Compliance, UK & Europe for Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ). At ING, she will be responsible for driving the compliance culture within the Wholesale Banking London and Dubai offices and providing strategic regulatory guidance.

BTON Financial Makes Two Strategic Hires

BTON Financial, an automated outsourced trading desk for asset managers, has appointed txo new strategic hires to meet the growing demand for its services. Charles Phan, an experienced hedge fund CTO, quant strategist and trader joins as Chief Technology Officer to drive the firm’s technology strategy and delivery; while Caroline Holmes, a regulatory expert and change management specialist with extensive asset management experience, joins as Head of Business Development to act as a conduit between clients, technology and sales teams to support swift onboarding for asset managers.

OpenFin Hires Adrian Crockett as Chief Product Officer

OpenFin, an operating system (OS) provider deploying around 1,200 desktop applications to both buy and sell-side firm, has hired Adrian Crockett as Chief Product Officer. Crockett is the co-founder and former CEO of Pellucid Analytics, an integrated platform that streamlines the creation of investment banking pitch books. Prior to that, Crockett headed investment banking strats groups at Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch. As Chief Product Officer, Crockett will work with OpenFin’s client base to build the financial industry’s app infrastructure.

Neudata Opens Shanghai Office, Hires China-Focused Data Strategist

After seeing an increase in demand for data scouting services in Asia, London-based independent data sourcing and research service Neudata announced today that it has opened an office in Shanghai and hired Helena Yu to manage its client data requests in the region. The Neudata Scout platform captures over 3,500 datasets across sentiment, social media, weather, web-tracking, transactional, ESG and more, with analysts based in New York, London and Shanghai. Yu, who joins Neudata as a data strategist, has spent 10 years working with alternative data sources for the financial services community. Most recently, she was the associate director of sales operations for UBS Evidence Lab, where she drove the rapid growth of the firm’s data research products in the Asia-Pacific region.

Richard Hills Joins big xyt

big xyt, an independent provider of market data analytics, has hired Richard Hills as Head of Client Engagement. Working alongside Mark Montgomery, Head of Strategy and Business Development, Hills will help to drive client innovation using a partnership engagement model. He will be responsible for promoting client awareness of big xyt’s products and services, and help them to integrate big xyt’s technology into their daily workflow. Hills joins from Société Générale, where he launched and built the equities electronic trading business, going on to become Global Co-Head of Cash Equities Execution encompassing electronic, program trading and high touch execution.

Eventus Systems Hires Roger Chandler to Build European Presence

Texas-based trade surveillance and market risk software platform provider Eventus Systems has hired Roger Chandler as Senior Sales Engineer for Europe, based in London. Reporting to Scott Schroeder, Eventus Global Head of Sales, Chandler will be responsible for servicing existing clients and driving the firm’s growth in the EMEA region. He was most recently Technology Sales Manager for Bloomberg out of London, responsible for EMEA enterprise technical sales for global multi-asset sell-side clients, prior to which he spent nearly 11 years at Fidessa. This is the third key hire for Eventus following its $10.5 million Series A funding round last month, with Eric Einfalt recently joining as Chief Strategy Officer and David Mitchell as Regional Sales Executive, North America, both out of Chicago.