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RIMES Appoints Andrew Barnett as New Global Head of Product Strategy

RIMES Technologies, a provider of managed data and RegTech services for the financial sector, has appointed Andrew Barnett as its Global Head of Product Strategy. Barnett will bring to bear his extensive experience in both the end-user and vendor sides of the market to help RIMES continue its growth trajectory. Barnett has previously held a range of product, sales and data roles for companies including Charles River Development, Aviva/Friends Life Investments and IHS Markit/Cadis. Andrew joins RIMES from Legal & General Investment Management, where he held the position of Chief Data Officer.

Dash Names Venu Palaparthi as Chief Compliance Officer

US-based Dash Financial Technologies, which provides multi-asset trading technology and execution services platforms, has appointed Venu Palaparthi as its new Chief Compliance officer. Palaparthi has held senior roles at several major firms including Tagomi, Virtu, Nasdaq and Instinet. He is the latest senior hire for Dash over the last 12 months, including last June’s hiring of Glenn Lesko – former Bloomberg Tradebook CEO and Instinet Asia CEO – as Chief Growth Officer. Dash now trades close to 15% of the US options market and is growing its equities business.

Fenergo Hires James Follette as Global Head of Commercial and Retail Banking

Following its recent expansion into the commercial and retail baning space, client lifecycle management solutions provider has appointed James Follette as its new Global Head of Commercial and Retail Banking. Follette was formerly responsible for client onboarding and know your customer (KYC) transformation at Citi.

Control Risks Makes Strategic Compliance Hire

Specialist risk consulting firm Control Risks has appointed John Lash as Principal in its Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence practice. Lash will be based in Washington DC and is an expert on cross-border M&A. His hire will assist Control Risks to manage global trade compliance capabilities at a time when its clients are facing evolving and increasing regulatory requirements and enforcement scrutiny, especially in relation to requirements under the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and new responsibilities under the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) introduced in late 2018.

BNP Paribas Seeks RegTech Lead

BNP Paribas is advertising for a RegTech consultant, based in Paris, to support its Corporate and Institutional Banking (CIB) division in all projects relating to the digital transformation of their activities, with a focus on the needs of the trading desks. The hire will join the CIB Consulting RegTech Team, which is developing to support the structural changes and transforming projects of CIB.

NuBox Hires New CTO

Pablo Vittori has joined NuBox, the biggest provider of small business financial software-as-a-service (SaaS) in Latin America. Vittori will spearhead the firm’s next expansion phase, focusing on big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Before joining NUBOX, Pablo worked as a CTO On Demand, helping companies around Latin America reshape their digital teams, implement processes to improve digital literacy and become more agile. In this capacity, Pablo served several leading Latin American technology companies, including Inclusion.cloud, Making Sense, URG Urgencias Medicas, Grupo OSDE, The Colony and COR Technologies.

BearingPoint Seeks New Consultant

Global management and technology consulting firm BearingPoint, which offers RegTech solutions including SFTR and MiFID II reporting compliance, is looking for a new Junior RegTech Consultant to implement and advise on its financial services solution for supervisory and regulatory reporting solution, ABACUS.

Refinitiv Names Sherry Madera as Global Head of Industry and Government Affairs

Refinitiv has named Sherry Madera as global head of industry and government affairs with a view to enhancing its engagement across government, policy initiatives, industry trends and regulatory developments. Madera joins Refinitiv from the City of London Corporation and has over 20 years’ experience across both the public and private sectors, including corporate finance, banking, asset management and, more recently, global policy leadership and advocacy in financial and professional services. At Refinitiv, Madera and her team will engage with customers, industry groups, regulators and governments to help tackle key customer challenges and advocate for fair, efficient and sustainable financial markets.

RegTek.Solutions Hires ex-IHS Markit Exec Chris Cornish to Strengthen SFTR team

RegTek.Solutions has hired Chris Cornish as a consultant business analyst based in London. He joins from IHS Markit where he was a senior business analyst and a Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR) specialist. He was previously at ICBC Standard Bank, where he worked on SFTR implementation. At RegTek.Solutions, Cornish will focus on Validate.Trade, a product used by banks and asset managers to monitor the quality of reporting data, with a view to adding SFTR reporting quality assurance.

Accuity Promotes David Wilson to Role of MD and CEO

Accuity has promoted David Wilson to the role of managing director and CEO with responsibility to deliver innovative solutions for payments, risk and compliance, develop strategic partnerships, and deliver high quality client service. He steps up to the role after 18 months as chief operating officer (COO) at the provider of financial crime compliance, payments and Know Your Customer (KYC) solutions.

Wilson replaces former CEO and president Hugh Jones, who moves on to become a global managing director of Accuity’s parent company RELX Group, with ongoing oversight of Accuity. Also promoted is Tom Golding, who steps into the COO role.