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oInvestor has appointed Rob Ferguson as its new chief operating officer. Ferguson

brings “a formidable track record” of more than 20 years’ experience working within software, financial and legal firms in accelerating growth in financial companies. While serving as a member of CoInvestor’s board, he gained “invaluable insight” into the firm’s offerings. Prior to CoInvestor Ferguson was chief commercial officer of IG Investments at IG Group, and partner at law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

Wolters Kluwer has appointed Rainer Fuchsluger as managing director of its finance, risk and reporting business in the APAC region, based in Singapore. He replaces James Stewart who is leaving Wolters Kluwer after five years with the firm, returning to his native Australia for family reasons. With 15 years of experience in financial services, Fuchsluger joins Wolters Kluwer from SS&C Technologies where he was regional managing director for investment in Asia. Prior to this he was head of real- time service, Asia Pacific, for ICE Data Services, and, for ten years, worked at Thomson Reuters, as head of sales for Asia. He holds an MBA from Vienna Business School and is also member at the MIT Executive Campus of Artificial Intelligence.

Finastra has also brought Elona Ruka-Wright on board as its new chief risk officer. Ruka-Wright will be responsible for the company’s broad risk management portfolio around the world, driving its continued focus on supporting world-class risk management strategies. Joining from Black Knight Financial Services, where she held the position of SVP of enterprise risk management, Ruka-Wright brings a total of more than

will assume overall responsibility to grow and develop the business and client base in the CEE region. Furthermore, he is tasked to ensure alignment and execution of global strategic priorities and make Saxo Bank first choice for traders, investors and wholesale clients. He most recently served as a founder and CEO of Velstand Capital. He also spent a year at the Presidents Institute as a group regional director. Prior to this, he worked with Saxo Bank for 13 years. As regional head of CEE and Russia, Butbaev successfully led Saxo Bank’s offices in the region for seven years. He has also held various sales positions for Saxo Bank’s retail, HNW and institutional clients.

17 years of industry experience to her role at Finastra. Leading the company’s risk management program, she is responsible for regulatory compliance, enterprise risk management (ERM) and governance, working closely with clients, regulators and partners.

Steve Weller has been named CEO for MENA at asset trading and investment firm Saxo Bank. Weller will be based in Saxo Bank’s Dubai office and report directly to Damian Bunce, CCO of Saxo Bank. Weller has more than 25 years of international experience and know-how in the global foreign exchange market. Most recently, he was managing director and global head of Sberbank of Russia’s (CIB) foreign exchange business. Before joining Sberbank CIB he was the head of foreign exchange in Asia-Pacific at Barclays PLC, based in Singapore and previous to this the global head of FX spot and forward trading at Lehman Brothers.

Also arriving at Saxo Bank is Vitali Butbaev, who rejoins as CEO for Central and Eastern Europe. In his role, Butbaev

Jim Fiesel has joined Finastra as managing director of capital markets and lending sales for the Americas. Based in New York City, Fiesel will drive sales momentum for these business lines across the US, Canada and Latin America. Fiesel brings valuable experience in financial services and financial technology sales to Finastra. Most recently, he was managing director for the Americas at Calypso, where he focused on selling capital markets solutions to banks and investment firms. In this role, he spearheaded the first sales of Calypso’s cloud-based solutions. Previously, Fiesel had also held leadership roles with Thomson Tradeweb, Thomson Financial, and Bloomberg LP.

Hampleton Partners has appointed Mike Woods as fintech sector principal to “increase its expertise and exposure” in the market. Woods joins Hampleton from his role as CEO of digital payments company Proxama, which merged with Aconite, the software company Woods founded and built into a global payments software solutions business. Woods’ early corporate career includes seven years at | © IBS Intelligence 2018

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