London, Copenhagen -17th September 2018 – Axxsys Consulting, a leading business and technology integration firm in the global asset management sector are excited to announce the appointment of Martin Bjorn Jensen as the new Head of Performance and Risk practice. The appointment is in response to increased demand from investment management firms to use Axxsys’ portfolio management services, specifically focusing on Performance and risk expertise.
Martin Bjorn Jensen joins the team from Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) where, as a Simcorp Dimension Specialist, he managed many aspects of the solutions’ operation in the business, in particular around the front office, investment performance and benchmarks. Previously Martin was Chief Controller, Head of investment performance and analysis at Danske Capital where he had spent a number of years in various senior positions within performance and risk related roles. Martin will be based in the Copenhagen office but will be working with clients and our consultant teams across Europe, US and Canada.
“We are seeing the impact of increased regulation and investor demands placing more pressures on asset management firms around the middle and front office to ensure risk is properly managed whilst looking to maximise returns for investors,” commented Alix Cheema, CEO Axxsys Consulting. “Martin brings great knowledge and experience of performance and risk, both from a business and technology perspective and will be a valuable asset to the team as we look to increase our support to our clients in this critical area of their business,” said Cheema.
“I am very excited about joining such a forward thinking consultancy organisation,“ said Jensen. “Performance and risk in the investment operations arena has seen much greater focus in the last few years and firms are looking to ensure they have the most appropriate systems in place and have a culture of embracing best practices. Axxsys have recognised this need and I am looking forward to working with their impressive range of clients”, said Jensen.
Martin will lead the Axxsys Performance and Risk practice and deliver best-in-class services across the performance and risk domains. This will include further development of AxxeleratorsTM to help firms with pre-packaged modules that fast track development and implementation of processes, policies and procedures around performance and risk. #assetmanagementconsultants; #performanceandrisk; #businesstransformation.