UnaVista, the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) hosted platform business for regulatory reporting, reference data and analytics, is expanding in North America with the appointment of Samuel Hyman as Senior Sales Director and Marquis Green as Marketing Manager.
Hyman and Green will be based at the LSEG US corporate office in New York, where UnaVista first established its North American sales team in 2013. The UnaVista US office has grown steadily since with several experienced colleagues from London having repatriated to expand the breadth of service offerings available, including 24/7 customer support. The team expects to grow further later this year as it prepares up for new reporting obligations for North American firms in 2018.
Samuel Hyman brings to UnaVista nearly two decades of experience in financial markets working for firms such as ICE Data Services, Bloomberg and, most recently, (ICAP) NEX-TriOptima LLC, where he was the lead in establishing the FX business and expanding the firm’s footprint in North America. Likewise, Marquis Green has solid industry experience having spent 10 years at S&P Global primarily focused on strategic product marketing initiatives.
Mark Husler, CEO of UnaVista, said: “We are delighted to welcome Samuel and Marquis to the North American UnaVista sales and marketing team. Both have solid experience in regulatory reporting, compliance and risk management, helping firms address multiple global reporting and reconciliation issues. As the regulatory landscape continues to evolve, firms are looking to a viable global technology platform like UnaVista to provide consolidated regulatory reporting functionality. With 50,000 users on our platform today and 5 billion transactions being processed annually, there is an enormous opportunity for our US business, particularly in wake of the new reporting obligations.”
MiFID II, which goes into effect in January of 2018, will have wide reaching implications for US financial firms, many of whom will have new reporting obligations. Other European regulations increasingly impacting US firms include MiFIR and EMIR. In the US, in addition to Dodd Frank, there are a host of regulations including Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) that UnaVista is helping firms meet their new reporting requirements.