Taskize appoints former Morgan Stanley Managing Director as Head of Business Development
LONDON, 13/12 2022 – Taskize, the leading provider of inter-company workflow to the financial services industry, has announced the hire of former Morgan Stanley Managing Director James Pike as Head of Business Development.
Most recently, James held the role of EMEA Head of Client Operations and Global Head of Institutional Client Services at Morgan Stanley and prior to this he was Global Co-Head of Equity Operations where over the 17 years he held a number of middle office roles in EMEA and Asia covering Fixed Income and Equity businesses. Based in London, James Pike brings over 24 years worth of industry knowledge and experience across securities and derivatives which included post-trade operational activities, making him well-positioned to seek out new opportunities and drive forward growth.
Key to James Pike’s role is seeking opportunities to continue the growth of the Taskize network, which has passed over 530 financial institutions growing from 289 in January 2021. As financial market participants continue to grapple with recent regulatory changes – such as CSDR penalties and UMR phase 6 – and prepare for the move to T+1, James Pike will help Taskize meet the needs of the industry.
Commenting on the appointment, Philip Slavin, CEO of Taskize, said: “James’s previously held positions make him a valuable source of insight and experience. As the industry continues to seek out solutions to reduce resolution times and release resource capacity to drive business forward, James is well-positioned to advise on strategy and increase our presence to assist financial institutions in reducing their operational burden and increase operational efficiency through the use of workflow solutions.”
Taskize is trusted by over 500 financial firms in 85 countries making it the leading provider of structured inter-company workflow to the Financial Services Industry to improve operational efficiency across buy-sides, sell-sides, custodians, market infrastructures and Fintech providers. Taskize eliminates the inefficiency and insecurity of email, phone, and chat to provide everything needed to resolve post-trade, cross-party issues securely and efficiently. Taskize is cloud-native, with an open architecture leading to easy adoption and benefit realization. Taskize is owned by Euroclear, a leading global provider of Financial Market Infrastructure services, operating independently. Follow @Taskize on LinkedIn or visit www.taskize.com.
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