The revolving door at data giant Thomson Reuters continues to spin unabated (see commentary on the recent slew of people moves) with the addition of ex-Wolters Kluwer MD Dean Curtis to its ranks. Curtis, who was with the regulatory solutions specialist for nearly four years and was likely a casualty of the recent FRSGlobal acquisition, is now vice president and global business director at Thomson Reuters.
In his new role in the professional services team at Thomson Reuters, Curtis explains to Reference Data Review that his focus will be to tie together all of the disparate business units of the vendor’s various business lines for its large corporate clients.
At Wolters Kluwer, he led the successful building of the Wolters Kluwer Financial Services presence in the UK and Europe and was responsible for the division’s product suite and business development activities.
Prior to his three years as managing director at Wolters Kluwer, Curtis was EMEA manager, representing market data information to the UK, Ireland, and South Africa for FTSE International for just over a year and business solutions manager at Complinet, with responsibility for the sales strategy of compliance software solutions and associated compliance content delivery. In previous roles, he was also responsible for distribution of unique investment products to investment advisors for Investec Private Bank, private client fund manager for HSBC Investment Management and for various duties at Rothschild Asset Management.
Given his experience in the compliance and regulatory focused solution space, Thomson Reuters will no doubt be focusing Curtis’ attentions on bolstering its proposition in this space. As well as its established Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) business, the data giant has also recently launched a new trade confirmation service for the OTC markets. Last month, the vendor also acquired London-based World-Check, a global provider of financial crime and corruption prevention information.
It has also certainly been a busy first half of the year for Thomson Reuters in terms of people moves. Most recently, news of Roseann Palmieri’s departure as head of Enterprise content and her plans to move to rival Bloomberg drifted over the Atlantic. This closely followed the appointment of Shanker Ramamurthy as head of Thomson Reuters Markets’ Sales & Trading group. The data giant’s switchboard must be having one hell of a time keeping up.
Good thing perhaps then that prior to his move into financial services, Curtis coached football team Tottenham Hotspurs for a year. He’s used to frequent changes in lineup.