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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.

All Change at the Bank for International Settlements

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has named Jerome Powell, chair of the Federal Reserve System, as chair of the Global Economy Meeting and Economic Consultative Committee. He succeeds Mark Carney. John Williams, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, becomes chair of the BIS Consultative Council for the Americas. Sir Jon Cunliffe, deputy governor of the Bank of England, becomes chair of the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures. Separately the BCBS selected François Villeroy de Galhau, Governor of the Bank of France, as chair replacing Mario Draghi. ECB president Christine Lagarde becomes a BIS board member.

Finantix Appoints Two Senior Hires to European Team

Technology provider Finantix technology has appointed two further senior hires as part of the Finantix Swiss-based team. Albert Iselin joins as Executive Director for DACH (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) and Anja de Troyer joins as Client Product Manager, both with the remit to support and further grow the firm’s presence in the region. Albert joins Finantix from Avaloq, where he spent 14 years in various roles, while Anja has more than 20 years of industry experience gained through positions held in strategic and business consultancy, chief of staff, sales and product management roles covering European as well as global markets.

MetricStream Creates ‘Office of the CEO’

California-based Governance, risk and compliance (GRC) and integrated risk management (IRM) solutions provider MetricStream has created a new ‘Office of the CEO’ led by Andreas Diggelmann, interim CEO, and Gaurav Kapoor, COO. Former CEO Mikael Hagstroem has left to pursue other interests, but will retain a seat on the board.

Diggelmann was formerly EVP and CTO at MetricStream responsible for products, engineering, and consulting; while Kapoor Kapoor has been involved with the company since its inception, responsible for its Go-to-Market strategy including sales, marketing, communities, partner and alliances ecosystem and geographic expansion.

DTCC Promotes Lynn Bishop to CIO

DTCC has appointed Lynn Bishop as chief information officer with responsibility for the ongoing development and testing of the technology that supports DTCC’s post-trade infrastructure, communications networks, processing and messaging systems, as well as the IT applications underlying DTCC’s products and services. Bishop is a member of the firm’s management committee and reports directly to DTCC CEO, Michael Bodson. She was previously DTCC’s chief development officer (CDO) and, before that, chief technology officer.

Mark Hemsley Plans Retirement from Cboe in 2020

Mark Hemsley, executive vice president at Cboe Global Markets and president
of Cboe Europe, is planning to retire from the company at the end of February 2020. David Howson, chief operating officer of Cboe Europe since 2013, will succeed Hemsley and assume his roles on January 1, 2020. Hemsley was a founding employee of Bats Europe in 2008 and in 2011 led the transformative acquisition and integration of Chi-X Europe, creating a leading stock exchange group in Europe. Bats was acquired by Cboe Global
Markets in 2017, when Hemsley took his current role.

Muinmos Appoints Conor Ringland as New CCO

Regulatory compliance firm muinmos has hired Conor Ringland as its new Chief Commercial Officer, to be based in London and focused on growing out the muinmos PASS solution – a SaaS product using AI to deliver real-time compliance checks for financial institutions. Ringland was previously Chief Operating Officer at Concordium Foundation, and has also held roles as CEO of Walbrook Capital Markets, Head of Financial Markets (Digital) at Lloyds Commercial Bank, and Head of Front Office, Saxo Capital Markets.

TP ICAP Appoints Ex RBC Capital Markets MD as Head of Strategy

TP ICAP has appointed Joanna Nader as global head of strategy. She was previously managing director at RBC Capital Markets, where she was head of diversified/speciality financials research, covering a number of companies including TP ICAP. Before joining RBC Capital Markets, Nader spent nearly 10 years as the chief investment officer of JRJ Group, a private equity firm focused on financial services.

Treliant Appoints David Caruso

Washington DC-based multi-industry consulting firm Treliant has appointed financial crime expert David Caruso as Managing Director, to help the firm’s navigate the changing global AML landscape. Prior to joining Treliant, Caruso was the Chief Client Officer of a RegTech software company whose machine intelligence application improved how AML teams search and use adverse media in risk rating, transaction monitoring, and suspicious activity detection. Previously, he founded an AML consulting firm, and before that was Chief Compliance and AML Officer at Riggs Bank, where he built a compliance, investigations, and security department in response to an enforcement action, and led the implementation of a new AML program across US and UK business lines.

LogicGate Expands Leadership Team

LogicGate, an agile process automation platform helping organisations to operationalise governance, risk, and compliance programs, has announced the addition of two new leaders to its team. Gina Hortatsos joins the company as Chief Marketing Officer while Emily Heath, most recently United Airlines’ Chief Information Security Officer, has been named to the board of directors*