TORONTO, Aug. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - IRESS, the leading supplier of financial markets and wealth management systems, has appointed Glenn Wilson as Managing Director and Regional Head, IRESS Canada.
The appointment is in support of IRESS' growth plans in the region. Mr Wilson brings extensive experience to the role, with 20 years of experience working for and delivering solutions in capital markets technology and execution, including a key role at Citigroup as COO of Electronic Execution. Most recently he has been responsible for building IRESS' Financial Markets offering in the UK.
Matt Rady, IRESS Group Executive, Financial Markets commented: "We are excited about a range of growth initiatives that we have in Canada. Glenn's strong leadership skills and international financial markets experience will help in expanding our local team and presence in the region".
"We believe that the changing regulatory environment in Canadian financial services market will create an increasing need for the efficiency gains that leading edge technology can deliver and feedback we have received from the market gives us confidence that IRESS is well placed to support these requirements".
"We anticipate that our local Canadian team in Toronto will continue to grow in line with opportunities over the coming months."
Mr Wilson will commence his role on 1 September 2014.
IRESS is a principal supplier of financial markets, wealth management and mortgage systems in Canada, Australia, Asia, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
All product streams support a diverse range of roles and offer front, middle and back-office functionality for clients that range from financial service institutions through to independent operators.
IRESS is a progressive, service-based organisation that employs over 1340 staff globally, with local knowledge and industry experience.
IRESS strives for excellence in relationships with clients and industry bodies alike. IRESS is client-driven, responsive and promotes a culture that supports working with customers and the industry to face challenges and keep pace with industry developments.
Glenn Wilson biography
Most recently based in London as Managing Director, UK and Europe; responsible for building IRESS' Financial Markets offering in the UK and across Europe. Glenn has 20 years of experience, both working for and delivering solutions to the investment banking industry. More than half of this time has been spent in London where he has worked for the likes of Schroders, Salomons and Citigroup.
Glenn has worked across a range of specialisations including Derivatives, Structured products and Equities. His most recent roles included COO of Electronic Execution at Citi and as Director responsible for the building of the Wholesale Execution business in EMEA.
Glenn is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and has worked at Deloitte and also worked as a Director of Peresys in South Africa (later acquired by IRESS).
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SOURCE: IRESS Canada Holdings Ltd.