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Revolut Hires Financial Crime Head

Digital challenger bank Revolut has hired Philip Doyle as its new head of financial crime. His previous roles include head of financial crime at UK-based clearing bank ClearBank and fraud prevention manager at Visa. The new hire comes following recent queries by UK regulators around Revolut’s money laundering controls, amid a record number of complaints to the financial ombudsman for a digital bank.

Scope Markets Hires New Head of Compliance

Eliza Eliadou has joined Scope Markets, an online institutional trading platform, as its Group Head of Compliance. Eliadou joins from London Capital Group, where she worked for two years starting in 2017. She was formerly with global brokerage firm easyMarkets.

Scope Markets is in a period of expansion, in July teaming up with Gold-i, a trading systems integration specialist for the ?financial services ?industry, to offer liquidity to Gold-i’s client base. Earlier this year, the firm also announced a partnership with Hong Kong-based m-FINANCE to expand its Asian footprint.

Gresham House Appoints Head of Compliance

Alternative asset manager Gresham House has appointed Geoff Lambert as Head of Compliance, effective from August 19, 2019. Based out of the firm’s London office, Lambert will report to Samee Khan, General Counsel and Company Secretary of Gresham House.

Lambert joins Gresham House from Nikko Asset Management Europe (NAME), where he led the compliance team to meet regulatory responsibilities including the implementation of MAR and MiFID II. He previously held roles with Henderson Global Investors and Royal London Asset Management.

Samantha Miller Joins Visible Alpha as CPO

MiFID II investment research specialist Visible Alpha has appointed Samantha Miller to the newly created post of Chief Product Officer. Miller joins from Dun & Bradstreet where she was Vice President of Global Product Portfolio Strategy and Management. Prior to Dun & Bradstreet, she led a division at LexisNexis as a General Manager and VP of Product. Miller will oversee product strategy and management for the company’s entire product suite. She joins a growing executive team at the firm, which last year welcomed Mark Hale (formerly of FactSet) as Chief Operating Officer and Rodney Pederson as Chief Revenue Officer.

Templum Appoints Brian Nadzan as Chief Technology Officer

Templum, a FinTech company providing a marketplace for the primary issuance and secondary trading of alternative assets as smart securities, has appointed former AlphaPoint, TradingScreen, Lava Trading, and Bloomberg executive Brian Nadzan as chief technology officer. In this new role, Nadzan will oversee the connectivity of Templum’s technology into financial services firms, as well as integration with a range of partners. He will also manage Templum’s technology team.

ULTUMUS Hires Ex-Legal and General Exec to Head Up Index Operations

ULTUMUS, a provider of data creation, management and distribution services for index and ETF products, has hired Daniel Hodgetts as index operations head. Hodgetts will lead the global index and ETF support team based in London and Singapore, and assist in the support of key clients as ULTUMUS rolls out its managed data service to a growing number of asset managers, investments banks and exchanges. He joins from Legal and General, where he was primary support lead for key index benchmark providers and aggregators. He has previously held positions at FTSE Russell and S&P.

Itiviti Names Head of Customer Success

Itiviti has appointed Gavin Welsh to the new role of executive vice president, head of customer success. Welsh will define and drive Itiviti’s customer strategy, overseeing customer relations and the company’s support offerings, and reporting to Itiviti CEO Rob Mackay. Welsh joins Itiviti with more than 25 years’ experience of fintech customer support, most recently as global head of client coverage at TradingScreen.

Garry McClure Joins Delta Capital as Head of KYC

Garry McClure has joined the London office of financial services professional services firm Delta Capital to head up the firm’s KYC business, starting from September 2019. McClure was a previously a managing director at HSBC responsible for global KYC operations across investment, commercial and retail banking. Prior to that he headed up client onboarding at Barclays Capital and was an Executive Director in UBS’s global banking and markets operations business covering KYC and client data.“Key areas of banking are being disruptedby new technologies and business models, yet none more so than the area of client onboarding,” said McClure.

First Derivatives Founder Brian Conlon Dies

Brian Conlon, the Northern Irish founder and CEO of the £1 billion+ FinTech firm First Derivatives, lost his battle with cancer on July 28, 2019 at the age of 53. Conlon started at KPMG and worked briefly at Morgan Stanley and software firm Sunguard before starting First Derivatives. He listed the company in 2002 but remained its major shareholder. The firm began its search for a new CEO in May, when Conlon was first diagnosed. The search is ongoing.

Coleman Research Creates New Role for Isaac Karaev

Coleman Research has appointed entrepreneur Isaak Karaev to the newly created role of Executive Chairman. Most recently, Karaev founded and successfully exited InfoNgen, one of the first AI search engines for the financial services community. Karaev was also the founder, Chairman and CEO of Multex, a digital network to aggregate and distribute financial research documents for investment professionals and individual investors. The appointment heralds a new focus on digital strategy following the firm’s launch of a new SaaS platform in 2018.