London, 11th October, 2005 â Financial Tradeware, provider of Portfolio and Fund Management Straight Through Processing (STP) solutions for investment managers, fund managers and hedge funds, today announced the appointment of Graham Bright as head of their international sales team.
During his career at SWIFT which spanned 20 years, Graham held positions in the International Sales team at SWIFT, heading interface sales into developing countries as SWIFT grew its worldwide franchise. He moved to regional partner relations at the inception of the SWIFT accreditation process for vendor products and managed the UK SWIFTNet FIN migration team, with responsibility for the IP communications and interfaces in the financial community.
Most recently he held Account Management responsibility in the UK and Ireland, in the Banking Industry Division. He represented SWIFT on the CHAPS Technical Committee, and worked on the worldsâ first market infrastructure using SWIFTNet, namely the Bank of England Enquiry Link service. Graham has also authored numerous articles on integration technology and has presented at a number of Industry conferences and events. In this new role, Graham will head the Company's international team of client services representatives providing advanced application software and low-cost SWIFT connectivity options to the Securities Industry. Another important function of this new role for Bright will be the building of relationships and alliances with Network Partners, Application Providers and Service related companies.
Bright commented "With many years experience in the SWIFT payments environment and in the financial software industry, I look forward to working with Financial Tradeware. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a unique and exciting set of products and services, designed to handle the IT and business, regulatory and STP challenges in the Securities Industry".
Alberto Fontana, Managing Director, Financial Tradeware adds "Our company has focused on creating innovative and affordable solutions for the industry that are proven and robust. We firmly believe that SWIFT connectivity can bring benefits to the small to medium sized players in the market and this is fuelling a new phase of growth for us, as companies see the benefits we can deliver. The market demand for the solutions and services we offer is increasing rapidly and our reach is extending across the globe. We are very pleased to welcome to our team such a highly respected and capable professional as Graham, his experience from a SWIFT perspective will be a tremendous bonus for our clients".