Screen Opens Screen London Office to Support Local Client Demand
LONDON, July 18, 2016 – Screen INFOmatch is to open an office in London this summer to accommodate its growing business in the city. Screen INFOmatch currently has 25 London-based clients among asset managers, banks, brokers, energy trading firms, and has just signed a “big” managed service contract for a UK-based energy trading firm, says INFOmatch chief executive Peter Fruitema, adding that Screen INFOmatch’s growing customer base in the city is now “too big” to manage from abroad.
Changes to the way INFOmatch operates in London have also necessitated a fixed presence in the city. “We’ve changed our presence in the London market. Where we used to go via a third party in the past, we’ve now taken direct control of all our customers. We’re setting up our own company in London, and we’ll have our own people who are working full time on that market,” Fruitema says.
The London office (Screen London) will be headed by Sebastian Smedley-Aston, who has served as Paris-based regional head of business development for the UK and France for three years. Prior to joining Screen INFOmatch, Smedley-Aston was regional sales head for France at NYSE Euronext, and also held sales roles at Asset Control, Telerate and SunGard.
Alongside Smedley-Aston, Screen already has four people working full-time in London, and Fruitema says he hopes to recruit additional local staff to work with clients, though how many will depend on how fast Screen is able to build momentum. “On top of INFOmatch, we’re offering managed services, so we’re hoping we will be working for more clients on a more permanent basis.”
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(article as published in Inside Market Data on July 18, 2016)
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.
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Mr. Roel Mels
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