Lopez joins Calastone with a commercial focus on growing the business across the globe. In addition, he will strategically expand the company’s new Institutional Money Market offering.
He brings with him more than 25 years’ experience in the asset management, wealth management and treasury industries, most recently having served as Chief Revenue Officer at wealth management software provider, JHC (now part of FNZ).
Prior to JHC, Lopez was Head of Sales & Business Development for OpenLink’s (now part of Ion) EMEA business, which included OpenLink’s Corporate Treasury Management solutions. Lopez also previously built the sales function for SunGard’s (now FIS) UK broker dealer, building the Institutional Money Market fund portal and network internationally.
Julien Hammerson, Calastone’s Chief Executive Officer, comments;
“I am delighted to welcome Ed to Calastone’s senior leadership team, he brings with him extensive industry experience and a proven track record in driving customer success.
Over the last 12 months the company has continued its impressive growth and now connects over 2,000 clients across 42 countries and territories, processing c. £190bn of investment value each month.
Ed’s expertise in treasury management and money markets is hugely accretive to the business as we expand and introduce new money market services, bringing new levels of automation, reporting and market access for liquidity fund providers.”
Commenting on his appointment, Lopez adds;
“I’m excited to join Calastone at such an important stage in its development and to work with some of the best talent in the investment funds sector.
Calastone is already a proven leader in helping client firms achieve greater levels of automation and innovation. As fund organisations globally seek to digitalise, increase efficiency and improve investor experience and returns, Calastone’s role will become increasingly important as it expands its product suite and technology.”