Solutions and services provider Linedata Services has hired Gavin Little-Gill as senior vice president in charge of product management and strategy for front office products, the firm announced yesterday. Little-Gill was previously group research director at TowerGroup.
Little-Gill's responsibilities include overseeing the development of LongView Live, Linedata's multi-asset class, order management system. LongView Live will offer integration with broker/dealers, execution management systems, and liquidity destinations such as dark pools, all in a broker-neutral environment and on a real-time screen, the firm says.
"LongView is changing the paradigm for how traders and portfolio managers access the markets," comments Little-Gill. "LongView Live is going to usher in a new era in the asset management business, and I knew that I couldn't pass up the chance to be a part of its development. The time I've spent covering this space has prepared me to take the platform to the next level."
Little-Gill spent six years as an analyst covering investment management technology and maintained a strong focus in his previous role on trading technology and the evolution of liquidity.
"We are very excited to have Gavin join the Linedata team at this critical time in the evolution of one of our core products," says Annie Morris, chief operating officer, Linedata. "We will carefully weigh the input of all of our key client audiences as we continue to enhance the LongView interface. Gavin knows the players, how they use the product, and the space, so we have a great resource on our side who will make sure we get this right."
Little-Gill joined TowerGroup in 2001. Prior to that, he spent 11 years in the industry, including two at a U.S. subsidiary of CDC-IXIS as vice president, and nine with Scudder, most recently as vice president.