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Recorded Webinar: Taking a holistic approach to buy-side data management

7 February 2023

As data volumes and complexity continue to increase, buy-side data management is at an inflection point. Manual processes and data siloes are no longer fit for purpose, and firms need to take a more holistic approach to data management that not only reduces manual intervention and cost, but also increases data access and accuracy for better business decisions and speed to market.

This webinar will consider the limitations of buy-side legacy data management, and provide practical guidance on how to transition to a more holistic approach. It will also identify the business and operational benefits of such a transition, and review technologies, solutions and services that underpin modern data management.

Listen to the webinar to find out about:

  • Limitations of buy-side legacy data management
  • The potential of more holistic approaches
  • Practical guidance on how to transition
  • Helpful technologies, solutions and services
  • Ultimate benefits of holistic data management


Julia Bardmesser CEO
Data4Real, LLC
Sylvain Pendaries Chief Data Officer
PSP Investments
Don Huff Global Head of Client Services and Operations
Bloomberg Data Management Services
Moderator: Sarah Underwood Editor
A-Team Group

More about our speakers:

Julia Bardmesser


Data4Real, LLC

Julia is CEO of Data4Real, LLC, a board advisor to several fintech start-ups and a founding member of Women Leaders in Data and AI (WLDA). She is a recognized thought leader in data-driven digital transformation with over 30 years of experience in building technology and business capabilities that enable business growth, innovation, and agility. Julia has led transformational initiatives in many financial services companies such as Voya Financial, Deutsche Bank Citi, FINRA, Freddie Mac, and others. Julia is also a much sought-after speaker and mentor in the industry, and she is a recipient of recognition across the industry for her significant contributions.

Sylvain Pendaries

Chief Data Officer

PSP Investments

Sylvain Pendaries is a 4-time award winner with over 25 years of experience in major Financial Services organizations (sell-side & buy-side) with Data and Technology executive experience.

He is the Head of the Data Management & Strategy at PSP Investments, a Canadian Pension Fund, where he leads all initiatives pertaining to Market Data, Data Governance, Data Technology and Data Strategy.

Prior to joining PSP, Sylvain held several executive Data roles at Franklin Templeton, Janus Henderson and CDPQ, all Investment firms in the USA and Canada. As a consultant, he also advised many CEOs and COOs on their data organization, strategy, governance processes and data operations.

Sylvain also worked in technology executive positions as Chief Information Officer for CDC Ixis North America (Natixis CIB) in New York and Société Générale (SG) in New York and Paris.

Sylvain received his DEA (Post-Graduate) in Artificial Intelligence from Pierre & Marie Curie University in Paris, France. He holds a Master’s Degree and Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Paris VII University.

Don Huff

Global Head of Client Services and Operations

Bloomberg Data Management Services

Don Huff is the Global Head of Client Services and Operations for Bloomberg’s Data Management Services (DMS) business. Bloomberg’s DMS business provides organizations with the tools and services to streamline the acquisition, management and distribution of their data from multiple sources through private cloud-based data management capabilities. Mr. Huff joined Bloomberg in 2004 and has held leadership roles in various divisions with in Bloomberg L.P., including Global Data, Customer Service, Enterprise Technology Sales, and Event Driven Feeds Product Development division.

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