Misys (FTSE: MSY.L), the global application software and services company, has made its first senior level appointments in the Nordics and Baltics to increase banks' access to its leading treasury and capital markets solutions in the region.
Jens Fellevik, a former senior relationship manager at Thomson Financial with more than 20 years experience in the industry, has been hired as Misys' first dedicated solutions manager covering Sweden, the Baltics and Finland. At the same time, Hubert De Linde has joined from TietoEnator (Software Solution for Banks & Insurance) as Regional Manager to deliver valuable solutions to new and existing customers in Denmark, Norway and Iceland. Both will report into Raphael Bensimhon, Sales Director of Misys' Treasury & Capital Markets solutions business in Continental Europe.
Capital markets activity is growing in the region. In January 2006, the Nordic Capital Markets Forum (NCMF) was founded to provide a forum for sharing knowledge between financial institutions, corporates and public actively engaged in the Nordic debt capital markets, and increasingly, local market players and global banks undergoing consolidation are seeking the benefits of enhanced automation and better operational and risk compliance.
Keith Stonell, Managing Director EMEA for Misys Treasury & Capital Markets comments: "Our strategy is to drive increased value to financial institutions in treasury and capital markets and these hires will be integral to helping financial institutions compete in global capital markets. We already work with leading players in these territories, such as SEB in Sweden, and we're focused on meeting the needs of banks in the region by offering faster access to our globally proven solutions."