The leading knowledge platform for the financial technology industry
The leading knowledge platform for the financial technology industry

A-Team Insight Blogs

Sophis Appoints Al-Chaer to Lead World Class Training Programme

Share article

Sophis, a provider of cross asset, front to back portfolio and risk management solutions, today announced that it has appointed Jihad Al-Chaer to head up its Sophis Institute training programme. Sophis Institute will be formally launched in the second half of 2010 and will act as a centre of excellence for training across the Sophis product portfolio.

Al-Chaer first began working with Sophis products as a consultant for Hiram Finance in 2000. He joined Sophis in 2002 as a front office and IT consultant before taking charge of the Commodities and Commodity Derivatives modules. He then became manager of the Commodities unit and most recently services manager for investment banking clients in Europe.

Al-Chaer will be responsible for finalising the development of Sophis Institute, which will provide a wide range of high quality training courses to clients, staff and third party consultants. The training will help clients get the best value from their investment in Sophis technology as well as provide valuable input to Sophis’ software development and support operations.

Al-Chaer said: “As director of the Sophis Institute I will ensure that we provide a comprehensive programme that will provide state of the art software training to clients and partners around the world. At our recent client conference, delegates highlighted the lack of skills and knowledge as a key ‘blocker’ in the adoption of technology to support risk management. Sophis Institute has been designed to help our clients deal with that challenge head on.”

Pascal Xatart, CEO of Sophis, said: “Jihad is a valuable member of the team at Sophis and, having worked in a variety of roles with us over the past decade, knows our products exceptionally well – and is in an excellent position to deliver the final phase of Sophis Institute and lead our training programme.”

Related content

WEBINAR

Upcoming Webinar: Entity identification and client lifecycle management – How financial institutions can drive $4 billion in cost savings

Date: 21 January 2021 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes A new model in Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) issuance has created significant opportunities for financial institutions to capitalise on their KYC and AML due diligence. By becoming Validation Agents and obtaining LEIs on behalf of their clients, financial institutions...

BLOG

Time for Financial Institutions to Take Back Control of Market Data Costs

By Yann Bloch, Vice President of Product Management at NeoXam. Brexit may be just around the corner, but it is market data spending that financial institutions are more interested in taking back control of right now. In fact, other than regulatory equivalence post the transition period, it is hard to think of a more prominent...

EVENT

Data Management Summit USA Virtual

The highly successful Data Management Summit USA Virtual was held in September 2020 and explored how sell side and buy side financial institutions are navigating the global crisis and adapting their data strategies to manage in today’s new normal environment.

GUIDE

Regulatory Data Handbook – Fourth Edition

Need to know all the essentials about the regulations impacting data management? Welcome to the Fourth edition of our A-Team Regulatory Data Handbook which provides all the essentials about regulations impacting data management. A-Team’s series of Regulatory Data Handbooks are a great way to see at-a-glance: All the regulations that are impacting data management today A...