Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC), a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related services, today announced that its Pricing and Reference Data business has named sMarc Alvarez senior director, Reference Data Infrastructure.
Alvarez, 45, will oversee the utilization and integration of the Company's data sets, data models, workflows and technology capabilities to support its Reference Data strategy and maximize its opportunities in this market. Alvarez reports directly to Robin Simpson, managing director of Reference Data, and is based in the Company's New York City office.
"We are pleased to welcome Marc to the Interactive Data team, and believe that he will leverage his more than 20 years of market data expertise to further bring together our global information assets and help build upon our comprehensive suite of Reference Data offerings," said Robin Simpson. "Marc's leadership will be an integral part of our efforts to develop and deliver high quality products and services to meet the needs of our clients."
Alvarez joins Interactive Data from Asset Control, where he most recently served as vice president of products. He previously held the role of executive vice president, products and marketing at Tap Solutions, Inc., prior to its acquisition by Asset Control in April 2007. Alvarez also served in several product management capacities over a 12-year career at Reuters. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from The University of British Columbia and is the author of several publications, including "Market Data Explained: A Practical Guide to Global Capital Markets Information" (October 2006, Butterworth Books, London).