Risk Focus Inc., the leading provider of control and compliance for regulatory trade and transaction reporting to the global capital markets, today announced the appointment of Elena Gaetini as European Head of Business Development & Governmental Affairs, extending the company’s reach in Continental Europe. Risk Focus is unique in providing clients with a regulatory trade reporting SLA, enabling financial institutions to stay ahead of regulators’ compliance requirements.
Gaetini joins from the DTCC, where she served as the Director for Governmental Affairs and the Head of Southern Europe and France for Deriv/SERV sales. Gaetini will be focusing on all European financial and regulatory centers: Frankfurt, Brussels, Paris, Madrid, Milan, Rome, Zurich, Amsterdam and Luxembourg. She has a solid track record in sales, project management and business development, along with multi-lingual skills (Italian, Spanish, French, English and Portuguese).
Andy Green, Global Head of Business Development at Risk Focus, said: “Elena’s hire is an important cornerstone of our development strategy. Having worked with Elena at the DTCC I know she will be a valuable asset in extending our reach in Europe and building deeper relationships with the regulators. I’m very much looking forward to working together again and I’m sure our clients will be quick to appreciate her twenty years’ experience and extensive knowledge of financial regulations and post trade market infrastructures.”
On her appointment, Gaetini said: “I don’t think there could be a more exciting time for me to join Risk Focus: I am very well aware of the regulatory pressures being faced by institutions and I have always been impressed by the way Risk Focus works with regulators to minimize the pain-points for their clients. The company is growing rapidly and building a presence in Continental Europe. I’ve worked in these markets for almost two decades now and I’m very much looking forward to helping firms in Europe benefit from Risk Focus’ market-leading control and compliance solutions for trade and transaction reporting.”
Prior to working at the DTCC Gaetini was at LCH.Clearnet in Paris, where she was responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of international projects in OTC fixed income markets and derivatives. Gaetini holds a graduate degree in Administration and Management from Harvard University and has also studied at the University of Paris X and the University of Turin.