GlobeOp Financial Services (LSE:GO.) has appointed Philip Tazza as global head of Investor Services.
Tazza reports to Vernon Barback, GlobeOp president and chief operating officer, and is based at the company's Harrison, New York office. He is also a member of GlobeOp's Operating Committee.
"Phil will continue to strengthen GlobeOp's services and initiatives related to the increased transparency, due diligence and performance data our clients' investors now require," said Vernon Barback. "Responding to the market's evolution, he will also focus on the support we can offer fund managers, both as they serve their existing investors and reach out to potential new investors."
Bringing nearly 30 years of financial services experience to GlobeOp and its clients, Tazza most recently served as head of North American operations for JPMorgan Hedge Fund Services. In this capacity, he was responsible for overseeing Investor Services as well as middle office operations, fund accounting, and operational risk and control.
Prior to JPMorgan, Tazza was chief operating officer for alternative investments at UBS Wealth Management. Having begun his career at Price Waterhouse, he subsequently held senior positions at Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and Bankers Trust Company.
A certified public accountant, Tazza earned a bachelor's of science degree in accounting from the State University of New York at Albany.