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Gresham Technologies Pushes International Growth with Senior European Hire

Gresham Technologies plc (Gresham), has appointed Vincent Him as Sales Director, Europe to grow the firm’s global footprint. Previously holding Senior Sales positions at SmartStream and Duco, Him brings almost 25 years’ experience across the post-trade reconciliations industry to the role. He will be responsible for driving growth across Europe, and for growing existing customer partnerships and winning new transformation opportunities among banks, asset managers and capital markets firms across the entire Clareti suite of products and services.

Aligned with Gresham’s global growth plans, this senior hire is the latest move from the firm following its acquisition of Inforalgo, a Gresham Technologies company, in July 2020 to expand its end-to-end regulatory reporting capabilities.

ACA Compliance Group Hires Ron Weekes as Mirabella CEO

ACA Compliance Group (ACA), a provider of governance, risk, and compliance advisory services and technology solutions, has appointed Ron Weekes as CEO of Mirabella, the firm’s regulatory hosting platform. He replaces Mirabella founder and CEO Joe Vittoria, who will assist in the transition over the coming months. Weekes has been a Partner and the European CEO for ACA Compliance Group since 2010. He established and built out the UK compliance division and more recently oversaw ACA’s local regulatory hosting, cyber, and GIPS compliance performance solutions. This was preceded by a nine-year term as the founder and CEO of a UK compliance consulting firm that specialised in the alternatives fund management and advisory sectors.

ACA Partner Adam Palmer will now assume responsibility for ACA’s UK regulatory division, based in London. Mike Downie has also joined Mirabella, moving from his European Operations Officer role at ACA Compliance Group.

Wolters Kluwer FRR Hires VP of Sales and Business Development for China

Wolters Kluwer’s Finance, Risk & Regulatory Reporting (FRR) business has hired Benjamin Jing as Vice President  of Sales and Business Development for its operations in China. Jing previously worked for Vanda Group (part of PCCW Solutions), as Assistant Vice President in charge of more than 100 staff in its Financial Services unit. He has also held a number of leadership positions in his career at Oracle, IBM, Infosys, Teradata, also working at local and global banks as well as insurance firms.

“Given his experience in successfully leading organizations, I am delighted that Benjamin is going to lead our business development, and sales at this important time, when the Chinese Regulatory landscape is fast evolving,” said Rainer Fuchsluger, Managing Director of Wolters Kluwer FRR, Asia Pacific.

SteelEye Names Rob Friend as COO

SteelEye, the holistic compliance technology and data analytics firm, has appointed Rob Friend as Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. As the company plans for expansion into North America and Asia Pacific, and a Series-B fundraise to support further growth, Friend joins to scale SteelEye’s operations. Prior to joining SteelEye, he spent 12 years at Bloomberg, most recently as Global Head of Enterprise Product Implementation & Quality Assurance and previously as Chief Risk Officer for Bloomberg MTD. He also held earlier roles at Bank of America, Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan.

Delta Capita Appoints Head of Regulatory Change

Managed services firm Delta Capital has hired Karan Kapoor as its new Head of Regulatory Change and Technology. Kapoor has over a decade of experience in bank regulation-driven business and technology change management, spanning CSDR, Dodd Frank, MIFID II, Basel III and EMIR. Most recently he managed the CSDR initiative at a global investment bank where he led a team to quantify the commercial impact of the CSDR Settlement Discipline regime, whilst supporting the design of target state technology and process solutions to deal with penalties and mandatory buy-ins. His focus will be to help Delta Capita clients benefit from Delta Capita’s digital assets and CSDR project accelerators such as DC-Transform and DC-Modus. These help clients design and implement CSDR solutions more quickly and at lower cost, while improving the robustness and completeness of their chosen CSDR solution.

CubeLogic Makes Two Executive Hires

CubeLogic, a provider of enterprise risk management solutions for the energy, commodities, and financial services industries, has hired David Baker as Group Chief Technology Officer and John Harris as Chief Operations Officer for the Americas region. These are both new roles which have been instated due to growing client demand and rapid business expansion.

Baker joins CubeLogic from BP Trading & Shipping where he managed Enterprise Architecture, Credit and Market Risk. Reporting to CEO Lee Campbell, he will head up CubeLogic’s technology strategy and direction from the London office. Harris, formerly Managing Director at Allegro, Director of the ERTM/CTRM Process Group at PwC and Vice President of Professional Services at SunGard Energy, will be based in Houston, TX.

Wolters Kluwer Finance, Risk & Reporting Hires Co-Head of Sales & Account Management for APAC

Wolters Kluwer’s Finance, Risk & Reporting (FRR) business has hired Mourid Nasri as Co-Head of Sales & Account Management for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, based in Singapore. Nasri joins Wolters Kluwer from Moody’s Analytics where he was Senior Sales Director for South East Asia. During his 10 years with Moody’s Nasri worked across a wide range of risk management and risk advisory disciplines, based in Hong Kong, Singapore, Germany and the UK. He also worked at Deutsche Bank in equity derivatives trading.

In his new position at Wolters Kluwer FRR Nasri will report directly to Rainer Fuchsluger, Managing Director for APAC, and work closely with Tat Wee Koh, Co-Head of Sales & Account Management for APAC. He will lead a regional team of sales professionals and account managers.

RegTech Associates Appoints New Advisory Board Members

RegTech Associates has appointed Janet Adams (Head of Strategic Projects and Performance, Business Banking at TSB) and Ian Hollowbread (Head of RegTech at ING Labs, London) to its Industry Advisory Board, with the remit of providing strategic oversight to the company as it expands. Ian Hollowbread comments “Meeting global regulatory requirements is a challenge that all financial services firms are facing today. We believe in both an open and collaborative approach to innovation – RegTech is no exception and by working together we can improve regulatory outcomes globally.”

Eventus Confirms Four Senior Appointments

Eventus Systems, a global trade surveillance and risk management software platform provider, has appointed Perry Barth as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Dan Burton as Vice President of Engineering, Nolan Schiff as Director of Relationship Management and Sharad Kumar as Sales Engineer. Barth and Burton will be based in Austin, TX, reporting to Eventus CEO Travis Schwab. Schiff and Kumar will operate out of Chicago, IL, reporting respectively to Jeff Bell, Eventus President, and Scott Schroeder, Global Head of Sales.

In February, Eventus announced completion of a $10.5 million Series A funding round. In March the firm appointed Eric Einfalt as Chief Strategy Officer and David Mitchell as Regional Sales Executive for North America, and established its first presence in Europe with the hire of Roger Chandler in London.

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.