Screen INFOmatch expands its global presence through Screen Australia
MELBOURNE and AMSTERDAM, November 15, 2007 – Screen INFOmatch, independent experts in market data and providers of market data management solutions, today announced the opening of a representative office in Australia (Screen Australia) as part of its international expansion strategy. A significant increase in demand for professional market data management and a growing INFOmatch sales pipeline necessitated a set up of a regional office.
Wojtek Laskowski will head the Australian operation. Laskowski has great experience in the market data business, dealing with local and international vendors and independently optimising market data provisions for Australian companies.
Peter Fruitema, co-founder and director at Screen, states: “Wojtek is really familiar with the Australian market and has an excellent record in professionally managing market data. Both qualifications are a must to succeed in this market. We are delighted to have Wojtek on board.”
“As INFOmatch is really quite flexible, Screen will be able to immediately leap on to specific requirements for the Australian market,” Laskowski says. “By the end of 2008 we would like to think three to five larger firms will have purchased and installed the system.”
Screen Australia will be responsible for sales and first-line support for INFOmatch in Australia and New Zealand.
The launch of Screen Australia follows recent announcements of further international expansions. Last year, Screen INFOmatch started strategic partnerships with both Axiom Group (US) and DNA Financial Systems Limited (Hong Kong). “Since our establishment, Screen has had an international focus. We have managed to develop a customer base among the most demanding financial institutions”, says Peter Fruitema. “The majority of our customers are based in Europe; however we have a worldwide exposure. Now, through Screen Australia, Screen gains all of the elements necessary to continue our global expansion to Australia and New Zealand.”
Screen also has offices in Stockholm, London, Paris, Barcelona, Lugano, Athens, Tunis, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
The Screen Group offers a range of specialised services and solutions for the professional financial services industry.
At the foundation of the company Screen built a unique consultancy practice that has made Screen the global leader for market and reference data advisory services. Through benchmarking, user profiling and requirements inventory Screen assists user firms in optimising their market data spend, as well as in researching, selecting and implementing software applications and solutions.
To inform the Financial Services Industry of new vendors and industry trends, Screen has been organising one day trade shows, Screen Events, for the last 18 years.
The offering is completed with a range of in-house developed and supported software solutions, the INFOmatch suite, which allows user firms to manage market data spend, create cost transparency and reduce redundant services.
The labels that represent this unique suite of complementary services are Screen Consultants, Screen Markets and Screen INFOmatch.
For further information please contact:
Mr. Roel Mels
Tel: +31 73 6122 940