BI-SAM announces its strategic next step to support its growth plans in EMEA, led by Peter Ellis

London - 20 March 2012

BI-SAM announces its strategic next step to support its growth plans in EMEA, placing its core focus on client services and business development, in order to support the growing regional demand for its B-One performance, attribution, risk, GIPS composites and reporting platform.

A single EMEA client services and business development team has been formed, by merging its Paris and London teams, to provide a more client-centric service capability, particularly for its clients that have multiple operations across different countries.

Peter Ellis has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, EMEA, and will lead this team.

As well as consolidating on its recent success as the leading platform for performance, attribution and reporting to the global asset management community, BI-SAM will be announcing new products and additional regional coverage during the year.

In this context, Peter Ellis comments “The impressive development of BI-SAM these last years has shown the group’s capacity to take up new challenges, while continuing to enhance and consolidate B-One’s position as the best performance, attribution and reporting solution on the market. I am very proud to be leading this new organisational structure which will reinforce our presence and client services in the region”, commented Peter.

With more than 25 years of experience gained in insurance, engineering, software development, and investment management, Peter has excellent knowledge of performance measurement and analysis. Prior to joining BI-SAM, he was Managing Director of Investit since 2004. He has also spent 8 years at Deutsche Asset Management, where he held a number of roles in IT and in the business. In his last role at Deutsche Asset Management, he was Managing Director, Performance and Client Services. Peter has extensive project management experience on a wide range of projects, and has directed many complex strategic projects, both from within IT as a project manager and as a business sponsor.

Highlighting the importance of this new strategic plan and the appointment of Peter Ellis, Alexandre Harkous, BI-SAM CEO, said: “I am delighted Peter is joining BI-SAM after a distinguished career in asset management, client services and consulting. His experience dealing with complex performance measurement projects is highly relevant to a global solution provider such as BI-SAM. I strongly believe that the new EMEA structure, amongst our other strategic projects in 2012, will support our growth and continue to improve our clients’ satisfaction."

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