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Jun 18 2013

Sapient Global Markets Strengthens European Presence with the Expansion of New Frankfurt Office and Strategic New Hires

 

 

The Addition of Robert Binder as Managing Director Combined with Sapient Global Markets’ Global Delivery Expertise will Help Drive Expansion in German Speaking Markets

 

BOSTON — June 17, 2013 — Sapient Global Markets, part of Sapient (NASDAQ: SAPE), today announced an expansion in its European footprint with a new office in Frankfurt, Germany. The office will provide business and technology consulting for capital and commodity markets clients across the German speaking landscape in Europe.

Sapient Global Markets has tapped Robert Binder as managing director to help lead capital and commodity markets programs and expansion in German speaking markets encompassing Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

 

“Sapient Global Markets strives to provide its global customer base with support wherever they conduct business,” said Chip Register, Head of Sapient Global Markets. “Our continued investment in resources for the European region is demonstrative of our belief that this center will play an important role in tomorrow’s global financial markets.” 

 

Sapient Global Markets is the only provider in the world to offer integrated advisory, program management, analytics, technology and operations services exclusively to capital and commodity market participants and regulators. This expansion underscores Sapient Global Markets’ knowledge of the area and financial landscape for German speaking markets.

 

With dynamic market knowledge Sapient Global Markets can help with the successful implementation or upgrade of trading platforms, like Murex and other derivative platforms; as well as lifecycle management platforms for structured products like bonds, certificates and warrants; and also the development of programs to analyze and act on the data firms process; and optimization of operations workflow and data infrastructure.

 

Robert will be supported by a team of industry veterans who have also recently joined Sapient Global Markets. One of them is Bernd Harnisch will serve as vice president and will also help run and develop capital markets projects. Bernd’s expertise in the regulatory landscape in the German market will help firms address increased market complexity and regulatory reform in order to optimize the processes and infrastructure that power the trading environment. Bernd’s work helping companies comply with EMIR and Dodd-Frank, as well as working technology vendors such as Murex.

 

Stefan Naumann will serve as director of the new Frankfurt office. Stefan has extensive knowledge of capital markets primarily on structured products as well as the global exchange space. Stefan’s focus will help to drive market visibility for Sapient Global Markets and the company’s expertise in business consulting. Stefan is also the author of a well-known annual benchmarking study that ranks the popularity of structured products across global banks. Stefan and Sapient Global Markets will be publishing these findings in an announcement timed for later this summer.


This announcement comes on the heels of a large customer signing with RWE Supply & Trading. RWE Supply & Trading, a leading European energy trading house, is working with Sapient Global Markets to deliver excellent operational efficiency services in an increasingly dynamic and cost-competitive industry. As RWE Supply & Trading’s partner, Sapient Global Markets will also play a proactive role in assessing and proposing new technologies and delivering innovation to assist RWE Supply and Trading in continuously enhancing business excellence.

 

About Sapient Global Markets

Sapient Global Markets, a division of Sapient® (NASDAQ: SAPE), is a leading provider of services to today’s evolving financial and commodity markets. We provide a full range of capabilities to help our clients grow and enhance their businesses, create robust and transparent infrastructure, manage operating costs, and foster innovation throughout their organizations. We offer services across Advisory, Analytics, Technology, and Process, as well as unique methodologies in program management, technology development, and process outsourcing. Sapient Global Markets operates in key financial and commodity centers worldwide, including Boston, Chicago, Houston, New York, Calgary, Toronto, London, Amsterdam, Düsseldorf, Geneva, Munich, Zurich, Frankfurt and Singapore, as well as in large technology development and operations outsourcing centers in Bangalore, Delhi, and Noida, India.

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