ConvergEx Launches New Sales Office in Sydney, Australia for the Eze OMS

Christopher O'Connor to Lead Eze's Sales Efforts in Australia

Christopher Kyriakou Joins ConvergEx as Director of Eze European Sales

Jan 13, 2010, 12:29 ET from ConvergEx Group

NEW YORK, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- ConvergEx Group, a leading provider of investment and execution technology solutions to institutional clients worldwide, today announced that ConvergEx veteran Chris O'Connor has been appointed head of Australian Sales for ConvergEx's award-winning order management system, the Eze OMS™, and has launched a new sales office for the Eze OMS in Sydney, Australia.  The new full-service office will include sales and client service teams dedicated to supporting all aspects of the Eze OMS.

Mr. O'Connor was most recently director of European Sales for ConvergEx's Eze Castle Software and is succeeded by Christopher Kyriakou. Mr. Kyriakou joins ConvergEx from Global View Software where he was director of Sales for Europe, Africa and the Mideast and was responsible for all regional strategic planning. At ConvergEx, Mr. Kyriakou is based in London and oversees all European Sales and Business Development for the Eze OMS.  Prior to his time at Global View Software, Mr. Kyriakou spent eight years within Thomson Financial's Business Development and Sales force.

"With these appointments, we remain committed to providing cutting-edge investment technology solutions and top-tier product support to clients around the globe," commented Sean Sullivan, executive vice president and head of Global Sales for ConvergEx's Eze Castle Software. "Leveraging the extensive knowledge of Mr. O'Connor will enable ConvergEx to grow our product reach in Australia, an important and growing market. We are also very pleased to welcome Mr. Kyriakou to ConvergEx. He has over 18 years of regional sales experience and a proven track record that will play a key role in further expanding our European presence.  Both gentlemen have led highly successful business development strategies, established key client relationships and possess deep knowledge of financial technology solutions."

Both Mr. O'Connor and Mr. Kyriakou report to Mr. Sullivan.

The award-winning Eze OMS leverages a real-time open architecture to streamline the investment cycle for all asset classes – from idea generation through settlement. The Eze OMS provides functionality to support portfolio management, compliance, trading, and operations in a single platform.

About ConvergEx Group

BNY ConvergEx Group, LLC provides investment and execution technology solutions to institutional clients worldwide.  The Company is comprised of the following businesses: BNY ConvergEx Execution Solutions LLC (member NYSE/FINRA/SIPC), LiquidPoint, LLC (member CBOE/SIPC); Eze Castle Transaction Services LLC (member FINRA/SIPC); Westminster Research Associates LLC (member FINRA/SIPC); G-Trade Services LLC (member FINRA/SIPC); NorthPoint Trading Partners, LLC (member FINRA/SIPC); Eze Castle Software LLC, and ConvergEx Research Solutions LLC, of which Jaywalk and Cogent Consulting are divisions.  Additional information is available at


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