BNP Paribas securities services data lead takes up product role at Finbourne

Appointment brings 25 years’ experience in data strategy from the likes of Citi, EY and IBM.

BNP Paribas securities services’ global head of investment analytics and data services, Neil Ryan, has left the bank to become head of product marketing and solution positioning at Finbourne Technology.  

Ryan brings more than 25 years of global experience in data strategy, product development, business intelligence, data governance and data architecture.  

He has held senior data and analytics roles at Citi, EY and most recently at BNP Paribas Securities Services. At the latter, Ryan was product domain lead for performance analytics, risk analytics, ESG analytics, regulatory reporting and data-as-a-service; leading a team based across Australia, Singapore, Luxembourg and France. 

His expertise will help to advance Finbourne’s product and solutions communication strategy, with Ryan working closely with the firm’s development teams, as well as with senior stakeholders across the business. 

Commenting on his appointment, Ryan said: “This is an exciting time to be joining Finbourne, and to be a part of the growing momentum around its cloud-native solutions. Having spent much of my career in positions at leading financial services firms, I am excited to apply my business and technical knowledge to drive Finbourne’s growth strategy, as it continues to build its presence across buy and sell-side firms globally.” 

Finbourne, which now operates in Europe, North America and Asia, provides SaaS solutions to firms including Fidelity International, London Stock Exchange Group, Baillie Gifford and Railpen. 

Thomas McHugh, CEO and co-founder of Finbourne, added: “We are pleased to welcome Neil to Finbourne. As we continue to scale, he will play an important role in helping to communicate our unique proposition to the industry. I look forward to Neil applying his extensive market knowledge to drive our success and our goals of increasing transparency and reducing the cost of investing.” 

To replace Ryan, BNP Paribas appointed Jean-Marc Friess and Thomas Durif as co-heads of its data and digital services department, with immediate effect.