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

A-Team Insight Blogs

SuperDerivatives Boosts Global Strategic Sales Group

SuperDerivatives (SD), the derivatives benchmark, has strengthened its global strategic sales team with the appointment of financial systems and derivatives expert David Collins.

Collins joins SD as European head of strategic sales, reporting to Zohar Hod, vice president of strategic sales and business development, and will draw on his extensive expertise in the implementation of financial systems to support key accounts in integrating SD’s solutions to back, middle and front offices.

Based in SD’s London office, he will be responsible for tailoring and implementing the company’s multi-asset front office and revaluation solutions to a range of clients in the global banking and capital markets sectors.

Collins joins SD from Capco, where he was global co-head of the Package Implementation business, building professional services practices teams specialising in implementation of all the leading risk management vendors’ systems.

Prior to this he was CEO at City Practitioners Inc, a company he helped to build. Collins built the largest Global Murex Professional Services practice as well as teams specialising in Calypso, Summit, Sophis and OpenLink.

Prior to City Practitioners Collins spent 10 years in emerging markets derivatives trading for DLJ, BNP and Standard Bank.

Collins said: “I am very much looking forward to my new role at SD. These are interesting and challenging times in financial markets and I believe SD has a very valuable set of offerings that help market participants adapt to the new environment.

“My consulting experience will enable me to drill down into the specific requirements of customers’ derivatives businesses and implement SD’s bespoke solutions accordingly.

“My extensive experience in implementing and integrating risk management systems, market data and analytics positions me very well to integrate SD’s advanced multi-asset front office solution with such systems very efficiently.”

David Gershon, CEO of SD, said: “We have seen a growing demand from large institutional clients for large scale implementation of SD’s multi-asset front office system, with full integration to in-house or third party systems.

“We have been developing the expertise required for these large scale projects, and David’s experience in systems implementations and integration will play a key role in taking SD’s offering in this space to the next level.

“David has worked with all kinds of financial institutions, from top tier banks to smaller regional banks and will be an asset to SD’s global strategic sales team. I am delighted that we will be able to benefit from both his exceptional experience and knowledge of the derivatives market and technology and the need for our solutions.”

Related content

WEBINAR

Recorded Webinar: A new way of collaborating with data

Digital transformation in the financial services sector has raised many questions around data, including the cost and volume of reference data required by each financial institution. Firms want to pick and choose the reference data they need to fulfil their requirements. Emerging solutions with the potential to decrease the cost of data and increase flexibility...

BLOG

GLEIF CEO Stephan Wolf Outlines LEI Strategy Based on Hindsight and Innovation

The Global LEI Foundation (GLEIF) has set strategy that will make the Legal Entity Identifier not only essential to smooth running of capital markets, but also the wider digital economy. Achieving these goals is a matter of hindsight and innovation based on the GLEIF’s decision to drive extended use of the LEI in the private...

EVENT

Data Management Summit USA Virtual

Now in its 11th year, the Data Management Summit USA Virtual explores the shift to the new world where data is redefining the operating model and firms are seeking to unlock value via data transformation projects for enterprise gain and competitive edge.

GUIDE

Entity Data Management Handbook – Fifth Edition

Welcome to the fifth edition of A-Team Group’s Entity Data Management Handbook, sponsored for the fourth year running by entity data specialist Bureau van Dijk, a Moody’s Analytics Company. The past year has seen a crackdown on corporate responsibility for financial crime – with financial firms facing draconian fines for non-compliance and the very real...