Digital & Technology

Finantix further strengthens APAC capabilities with Senior Staffing Appointments

Finantix, the global provider of digital enabling software for the banking, wealth management and insurance sectors, has announced a series of senior appointments for the APAC region.

Frances Ng and Lawrence Yin join the firm as Regional Sales Directors, and Clarisa Ele joins as APAC Staffing Manager. Ng and Ele are both based in Singapore, and Yin is based in Hong Kong, Finantix said in a press release.

Before joining Finantix, Ng spent over five years overseeing regional sales at Experian and Swiss banking software provider, ERI Bancaire. Having worked in software and the technology sector covering Southeast Asia sales activities for more than 15 years, she will leverage her market understanding to expand Finantix’ footprint in the region driving further value and strategic growth.

Frances Ng, Regional Sales Director, Finantix, said: “I am excited to join Finantix especially post-pandemic, when clients are turning to their wealth managers more than ever. They want reassurance and personalised investment strategies and Finantix’s next generation wealth management technology offers solutions and APIs that enable organisations to excel in engaging with customers effectively, by serving multiple client segments, business users and technical channels.”

Lawrence Yin, based in Hong Kong and covering the Greater China region for Finantix, brings over 15 years of experience working across the banking, asset management and technology industries. He began his career with Macquarie Bank in Australia which eventually brought him to Hong Kong. Prior to joining Finantix, he led business development efforts for MioTech, a Hong Kong FinTech start-up, working with asset management and private bank clients globally. Before MioTech, Yin held a series of sales positions at Moody’s Investors Services, eVestment (a Nasdaq company) and AxiomSL.

Lawrence Yin, Regional Sales Director, Finantix, said: “I am impressed with how Finantix has established a strong growth trajectory in tandem with the increased advancement of digitalisation in the Asian wealth management sector, particularly in Greater China. With Finantix’s award-winning technology and products, we are well positioned to serve the region’s banks and wealth managers.”

Hired to oversee talent acquisition for Finantix in APAC, Clarisa Ele has over 15 years of experience in the field of technology recruitment across banking, insurance, internet, e-commerce and FinTech. Technology has been her domain since she began her recruitment career in 2001. Unafraid of ‘difficult to fill roles’ Clarisa developed a passion for niche banking and financial products such as Triple A, T24, Avaloq and Geneos and grew her hiring expertise in these product areas.

This series of appointments is the latest in a string of ongoing strategic hires made by Finantix across APAC to support the firm’s continued global expansion, reports the firm. This follows the strategic investment made by global private equity firm Motive Partners in Finantix, announced in December 2018. With over 200 employees globally – a third of which are based across APAC and Australasia – the appointments follow the opening of Finantix offices in Australia and Japan during the past 24 months.

Damien Piper, Regional Director, Asia, Finantix, said: “As we continue to grow our talent base and further build out our regional sales, delivery, and product development teams, we’re delighted to have Frances, Lawrence and Clarisa on board as they take on roles that will play an integral part in our  ongoing regional expansion.”