DST Global Solutions appoints Geoff Harries to drive HiPortfolio® product strategy

London - 9 March 2010

DST Global Solutions, a leading provider of business solutions and services to the global investment management industry, has appointed Geoff Harries as Global Head of Asset Servicing for its Investment Management Solutions (IMS) business. Geoff will report to Phil Hogan, IMS’ Global Head of Solutions Management, and will be responsible for providing strategic direction across a number of the company’s solution areas around investment accounting and recordkeeping.

Geoff will manage the product strategy for HiPortfolio, a leading investment accounting platform and DST Global Solutions IMS’ flagship solution. He will also have responsibility for the company’s innovative OTC Lifecycle Manager solution, designed to meet the needs of managing operations and risk controls within this area.

Speaking about his appointment, Geoff commented: “I am delighted to be joining DST Global Solutions IMS at this exciting time in the company’s development. I know the organisation well, and its reputation for delivery of robust and client-focused solutions is very strong. I look forward to working closely with clients to help ensure they are getting great benefit and business value from our solutions now and in the future.”

Geoff has over fifteen years of experience in delivering solutions to Asset Servicers and Asset Managers. Prior to joining, he was Vice President of Product Strategy at Fiserv, where he managed the product strategy, product management and marketing functions of the company’s investment services software solutions.

Arun Sarwal, DST Global Solutions’ Chief Executive Officer for IMS, welcomed the appointment: “Geoff Harries’ appointment will significantly reinforce our core areas of strength in investment accounting and recordkeeping, which are anchored in our HiPortfolio and HiPerformance® solutions. These solutions are front and centre in helping to support the success of our clients in the investment management industry. Geoff brings a wealth of experience to the role, and he will be able to offer significant value to our client base. In addition, he brings domain knowledge that will help drive the product strategy to meet the industry’s evolving needs surrounding operational efficiency and control and risk.”

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