Goldman Sachs managing director of 18 years joins AccessFintech to head up buy-side sales and relationships

Incoming individual will lead buy-side strategy; joins following 18 years at Goldman Sachs and five years at JP Morgan.

An 18-year Goldman Sachs veteran has left the investment bank to head up buy-side sales and relationships at AccessFintech.

Christopher Daur has been appointed global head of buy-side sales and relationships, responsible for strategy, product, and sales.

He joins after most recently serving at Goldman Sachs  in several roles across the bank’s various asset classes and global markets operations, most recently as a managing director focused on post-trade strategy.

Prior to joining Goldman, he spent five years at JP Morgan in a range of operations roles.

“AccessFintech has made remarkable strides in a short period of time, with significant success in developing a platform engineered to address the challenges faced by financial institutions in data collaboration and insights. To me, our clients need to be at the centre of everything we do and look forward to working across the buy-side to bring long term strategic solutions to help them achieve their goals.”

AccessFintech secured a $60 million funding round led by Citi, JP Morgan and BNY Mellon in September last year, taking its total funding to $97 million since 2018.

The company said Daur’s appointment comes on the back significant growth of its Synergy Network, which it now claims has more than 100 buy-side institutions connected.

“Since the Synergy Network reached critical mass, buy-side adoption has been experiencing exponential growth. The opportunity to serve the buy-side’s strategic initiatives, especially in these turbulent times, is an area of focus for AccessFintech,” said chief executive officer at AccessFintech, Roy Saadon.

“The appointment of Chris will strengthen our buy-side engagement, capitalising on his exceptional expertise in post-trade and operations at major financial institutions. This strategic move underscores our relentless efforts to foster active participation and seamless collaboration among all network participants.”