3d innovations (3di), a global data management software and services firm to buy and sell side participants, has hired market data specialist John Ikel from BNP Paribas to head up its main consulting and product unit for data governance.
Janelle Veasey, director and co-founder, 3d innovations, said, “We have spent fifteen years engaged in the financial markets building strong expertise in the governance and licensing domain. As part of a natural restructuring required due to the company’s continued growth and success, we have brought John onboard to add the wealth of his experience in leading our regtech practice to the next level.”
3di reported 20 percent revenue and profit growth in 2016, and struck a number of important partnerships in the industry, notably with Infogix and TRG. As a result of this success and continued market need, Ikel will take over the compliance and policies aspects of ongoing development with 3di flagship products Profiler and Data Compliance and Dependency Manager (DCDM). He will also lead the company’s consulting teams in data governance engagements.
“I have been aware of 3di’s outstanding competency and successful client engagements in the industry for over a decade. Having reviewed their products and plans, I am enthusiastic and optimistic to join a group of enlightened and dynamic professionals for the next stage of its development,” said John Ikel, head of data compliance and licensing, 3di.
In his previous role as head of market data compliance and audit at BNP Paribas, Ikel spent a considerable amount of time reviewing various consultancies and solutions, making internal recommendations where appropriate. As part of the 3di team, Ikel will play a crucial role in the rollout of the company’s July release of its new Exchanges and Trading Venue’s policies module. The module constitutes the primary upgrade in Profiler version 4 and ensures the policies and rights management data is available within DCDM so that managed applications can be tagged with the appropriate policies.
Ikel said, “Housing all the necessary factors you need to effectively survey data licensing within one analytical dashboard is very important. The fact that DCDM can upload and interface into market data inventories, as well as directly access vendor and exchange policy content is very important. A single application and data management portal is exactly what the industry needs. It’s a big move forward in transitioning market data management into a genuine business intelligence function.”