Paul Lockey joins Axxsys as Global Head of Front Office Technology

Axxsys Consulting, part of the Alpha Group, and leading independent investment management consultancy is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Lockey as Global Head of Front Office Technology to expand the services and capabilities of the team to meet increasing demand for consultants with Front Office implementation experience.

In this new role Paul will increase the Axxsys footprint within Front Office Technology, expanding the current team of Charles River IMS experts and increasing our team to deliver services across other platforms such as BlackRock Aladdin. Paul will also use his extensive knowledge to directly consult to clients on best practice that will add significant value to implementations and management of Front Office tools.

Paul joins from Accenture, where he was Head of Buyside Technology. He brings 18 years’ experience of leading transformation engagements in the Financial Sector across top tier global asset managers, wealth managers and service providers. At Accenture Paul led a dedicated team of specialists in business analysis, configuration, interfacing, data and testing in addition to managing partnerships with key industry vendors, including Bloomberg, Charles River Development, BlackRock Solutions and SimCorp. Paul’s previous roles includes senior positions at Charles River, Daiwa Asset Management and Brown Brothers Harriman.

Philip Ritchie, Global Head of Investment Technology at Axxsys, said:

“Paul’s appointment is another landmark for Axxsys, and we are again delighted to have on board someone with such a strong track record of delivering large scale technology change programmes. Paul’s knowledge and experience around the Front Office will be invaluable as we look to increase our services and capabilities to our existing and new clients, in the UK, Europe and North America. We are seeing more firms looking to improve their Front Office efficiencies and we are now well positioned to help clients see the outcomes they expect from their technology investments.”

Paul Lockey said:

“I am delighted to be joining a company that has such a strong reputation as the leading independent consultancy for Investment management firms. I look forward to working with the Axxsys team to expand the services offered for the Front Office. There is enormous potential for growth in this area and I am confident that expanding on our existing team of front office specialists, we can scale our delivery and provide a world class service to both new and existing clients to support their growth ambitions.”

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