London – DST International (DSTi) – the leader in business solutions for the investment management industry today announced that it has expanded its Asian team.
Rhonda Lepsch, DSTi’s Asian CEO, said, "This is an exciting time for DSTi in Asia. We are experiencing significant growth in both our client base and staff. The quality of our products and the successes we have enjoyed so far this year have made DSTi an attractive draw for potential candidates and we are delighted with the high calibre of staff we now have in each of our offices. We have extensive coverage in the Asia region with offices in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
"As evidenced in our latest hiring of Ian Baldwyn and Fran Thompson, DSTi is able to attract the very best in the market. It’s because we have the very best of the best, that we are able to maintain our position as the leading provider of solutions for the investment management industry."
Ian Baldwyn joins DSTi as general manager for South Asia. Though based in Singapore, his responsibilities will also include Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka and Brunei. He comes from Bloomberg, where he had regional responsibilities for front office trading applications in Asia. Before then Mr Baldwyn was a project director for Odyssey Asset Management Systems.
Fran Thompson joins DSTi as business development manager for Asia. Ms Thompson comes from Thomson Asia, where she was the product director for the Investment Management group. Prior to that she was the general manager of Thomson Financial First Call.