Milestone Group, a leading provider of fund processing and performance analytics solutions, today announced that the appointment of Anthony Howland to its London based team to service increasing interest in its flagship pControl and pQuant products in Europe.
Milestone Group's pControl and pQuant platforms are experiencing increased demand despite difficult investment markets due to their ability to contribute significantly to operational efficiency. The products address critical business areas in funds management and custody, including unit pricing and related validations, fund rebalancing, performance measurement and unitised order management.
Anthony joins Milestone Group, having previously been a founder and Chairman of the Performa software company in the UK. Performa was established in 1999 to address the challenges of compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) and was subsequently acquired by Statpro Limited in February 2008. Anthony has worked in the industry for more than 20 years and brings a wealth of knowledge to the team.
Milestone Group CEO, Geoff Hodge said "It is a great pleasure to welcome Anthony to the Milestone Group team. Anthony is both well known and highly regarded in the UK market for his straight forward style, work ethic and pragmatism which are very compatible with our core values."
He went on to say, "There are a number of forces in the market right now that are making it imperative for organisations to act upon opportunities for significant improvements in efficiency and control. We are seeing an increased intensity and determination within the industry to break out of conventional thinking and fully automate many of the complex processes around fund accounting, analytics and market connectivity."
Commenting on his appointment, Howland said "I am confident that I can assist Milestone in fulfilling their potential in Europe. They have great products and have created a first class team in the UK which I am pleased to be a part of."
Anthony will provide local leadership to Milestone Group's client relationship management and business development in
the European market.