Newly created position focuses on managing and coordinating Axioma’s accelerating global growth
Axioma, a provider of innovative risk and portfolio management solutions, today announced the appointment of Ian Webster as Chief Operating Officer, a newly created position. Webster was previously Chief of Staff since January 2016. He joined Axioma as Managing Director, EMEA in 2011, and also led the development of Axioma’s global indexing business.
“Ian is a tremendous asset to Axioma as our growth continues to accelerate,” said Sebastian Ceria, CEO of Axioma. “Over the course of his career, he has taken a round trip of extraordinary value, having started on the vendor side, switched to the client side, and now returned to the vendor side with Axioma. Few people in this business have as deep an understanding of evolving client needs and innovative ways to meet those needs.”
Prior to spearheading Axioma’s expansion in EMEA, Webster was Global Head of Data Management and Corporate Actions at UBS Global Asset Management since 2008, where he was a senior member of the middle office management team responsible for pricing, benchmarks, corporate actions and data management. The team also led major projects to assess the viability of consolidating the reference data function and to revamp pricing in the wake of the global financial crisis. Before UBS, Webster was Global Head of Market Data at Barclays Global Investors (BGI), where he was responsible for data management and data procurement, focusing on the implementation of new strategies in a timelier manner.
From 1998 to 2005, Webster was on the vendor side as Vice President of Data Strategy at Barra, where he was responsible for acquiring data; managing content and model production; and developing and selling data products into the market. Earlier in his career he was a finance researcher at Reuters, later joining Edinburgh Financial Publishing, which was acquired by Barra.