Iris Financial has appointed David Ure as Chairman of its Board of Directors. He joins Michael Laven (CEO), Richard Vaughan (Founder) and Robin Phillips (CFO) of Iris Financial, and Michael Chalfen from Apax Partners on the company’s Board. Ure is a 35-year veteran of the financial technology industry having recently retired from Reuters. Previously he was on the main Reuters Board and in his last position was strategic advisor to the Reuters Board with responsibility for group strategy, marketing and new business development.
A report by broking group Marsh examines the repercussions from the administration of the South Korean company, which filed for bankruptcy protection at the end of August.
Global research by C2FO suggests that smaller businesses are less concerned with the repercussions of Brexit and the upcoming US presidential election.
A squeeze on skilled talent means it now takes an average of seven weeks to fill open permanent roles in finance in the UK according to new research from financial services recruitment firm Robert Half.
Early-stage merger and acquisition deals in Asia-Pacific show nearly 10% year-on-year growth in recent months.