LONDON and NEW YORK, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Investor Analytics LLC, a global leader in risk analysis and risk management solutions, announces today the opening of their London office. The move is prompted by significant demand for IA's risk management services globally. To lead efforts from the U.K., Investor Analytics is pleased to announce the appointment of David Fletcher as Director of European Sales.
Mr. Fletcher joins Investor Analytics from MSCI/RiskMetrics where he was head of Transparency for Europe and previously head of UK Sales. Prior to his 11 years at RiskMetrics, Mr. Fletcher sold fixed income instruments for the Royal Bank of Canada in London. Mr. Fletcher will be responsible for leading IA's efforts in Europe and expanding the product offering into that market.
In the previous twelve months, IA's client base has more than doubled with new clients including hedge funds, pension funds, money market funds, mutual funds, managed account platforms and funds of funds. New business developments are attributed to IA's award winning Risk Transparency platform, highly regarded client services, and customers' need for intuitive, robust and usable risk tools.
Damian Handzy, CEO of Investor Analytics said, "IA continues to invest in our people, modeling capabilities, technology and advanced product offering to better serve our clients. Our new London office will allow us to continue our strong growth as a global leader in risk analysis and risk management services. We are delighted to have David join our team. His seasoned background and experience will fit in well with our existing team and his joining us demonstrates our commitment to providing a high quality, intelligent service."
David Fletcher added, "I am delighted to be joining such a vibrant, dynamic company with a long track record for providing intuitive, user-friendly risk management services. I look forward to promoting Investor Analytics in Europe and expect to rapidly develop their growing European client base."
The topic of market risk continues to dominate the financial sector and hedge funds in particular. Increasingly, the trend among fund managers and investors has been to partner with third-party risk management specialists who provide an independent assessment of a fund's risk profile to enable a portfolio manager to safeguard their investments.
In 2009, IA jointly announced their strategic alliance with BNY Mellon to provide enterprise–wide risk management and reporting and has written numerous whitepapers on risk management. Investor Analytics has received a number of accolades in the past year for excellence in Risk Management and Compliance from leading financial publications including Risk Magazine, HFMWeek and global media and research organization – FSO Knowledge Xchange.
Investor Analytics LLC, headquartered in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey with offices in Midtown Manhattan and London, U.K. has been providing portfolio and risk management services to the investment management industry since 1999. Investor Analytics employs proprietary methodologies to analyze financial investment portfolios and provides clients with a suite of risk and transparency tools.
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SOURCE Investor Analytics LLC