SimCorp, a leading provider of investment management solutions and services for the global financial services industry, today announced that it has strengthened its sales and marketing team in France to pursue further expansion in this high-priority market.
François Thaury, who joined SimCorp France when the unit was established in 2009, has been named Senior Sales Manager dedicated to ’Asset Owners’ and ‘Asset Servicers’. François is further responsible for management of existing client accounts and for the relationships with business partners.
Pierre Laborie has joined the Sales team as Senior Sales Manager, responsible for the ‘Asset Managers’ segment. Pierre has more than 20 years of sales experience with other software providers. He joins SimCorp from Calypso Technology where he was responsible for sales in France and Switzerland. He was previously with Traderforce-Flextrade for seven years and with Thomson-Reuters for twelve years.
Finally, Anne Kermarrec has joined SimCorp France as Head of Marketing. Anne has 17 years of experience working with software providers, including SunGard and, most recently, NeoXam.
Thomas Van Cauwelaert, Head of Sales and Marketing at SimCorp France, comments: "France is a key market for SimCorp. This new organization will help us accelerate our growth and address the needs of the industry players, in particular asset managers, asset owners and asset servicers. SimCorp Dimension has already been adopted by 10 key firms in the French market, enabling them to cope efficiently with the latest industry challenges, grow their businesses on a platform designed for that purpose, and convert their IT system into a state-of-the-art decision-making tool.”
Emmanuel Colson, Managing Director at SimCorp France, adds: "We are pleased to welcome experienced staff helping us to build an even closer relationship with our customers and the French Investment Management industry. The arrival of new talents allow us to speed up our growth in France. We have grown our team at SimCorp France by more than 60% since the start of 2015 and our expectation is of even further business expansion."