Groot, who re-joined Asset Control on 1st April, will oversee Product Management, steering the company’s strategy for innovation and directing product investment and communications. Groot has unrivalled experience in the financial data and risk data markets, as well as extensive knowledge of Asset Control’s customers, having previously held roles within Market Strategy and Business Development there.
In his most recent role as Director, Product Management Information Services at Euroclear SA/NV, Martijn focused on initiatives in the distribution of data, including liquidity, tax and referential information, and setting up a Central Data Utility to provide data management services to financial Back and Middle Offices.
He has also been involved in industry publications in recent years, including editing and contributing to the Handbook of Financial Data and Risk Information in 2014*, and authoring his own work ‘Managing Financial Information in the Trade Lifecycle: A concise atlas of financial instruments and processes in the Elsevier World Capital Markets Series’ in 2008.
Commenting on his appointment, Groot said:
“I am very pleased to be returning to Asset Control during truly exciting times for the company. I believe the company’s developing vision for the future of financial data management will cement its position at the forefront of the industry. The need to track usage of different sources, substantiate regulatory reporting and monitor quality all along the financial information supply chain is more pressing than ever. AC’s existing solutions are already helping financial institutions achieve great things, and I am looking forward to working alongside the team to take our mission to the next level.”
Richard Petti, CEO of Asset Control, added:
“We’re delighted to welcome Martijn back to the team, as one of the most influential and qualified professionals in financial data management. With a number of imminent product launches, this is the perfect time for Martijn to be joining us to lead Asset Control in the development of the next generation of data management solutions.”