DST Global Solutions, a leading technology provider of investment management solutions, today announced that Robert Leaper has been named Head of Business Development for North America.
In this pivotal role, Leaper will work closely with the business development team to drive the acquisition and support of new clients for DST's Anova, an award-winning suite of products for post-trade investment data management, performance measurement and client reporting.
An experienced industry executive, Leaper brings more than 30 years of experience in financial services and technology organisations. He comes to DST Global Solutions from Eagle Investment Systems, a global provider of financial services technology, where he served as managing director and head of sales and marketing.
According to Arun Sarwal, CEO of DST Global Solutions, Leaper's appointment underscores DST Global Solutions' commitment to delivering exceptional data management and performance measurement solutions to its customers.
"We're very pleased with the addition of Bob Leaper to our senior management team," he says. "Under his leadership, I'm confident we will continue to expand our footprint in North America by delivering exceptional value to our clients."
Prior to joining DST Global Solutions, Leaper held leadership roles at several information technology firms serving the investment industry, including InvestTech Systems Consulting and Thomson Financial. At an earlier stage in his career he was a trader at Credit Lyonnais.
Anova, recently recognised as "Best in Class" by CEB TowerGroup and "Best Middle Office Solution" by FTF News, combines data management, performance measurement, attribution, and client reporting. The product is utilised by more than 40 firms globally with assets under management ranging from $10 billion to nearly $3 trillion.