Research groups extend European, Asian capabilities

Advisory and research firm TABB Group has appointed a new senior analyst in its London office, while research consultancy Celent has extended its Asian network.
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Advisory and research firm TABB Group has appointed a new senior analyst in its London office, while research consultancy Celent has extended its Asian network.

Rebecca Healey expands TABB's European presence having previously held sales and trading positions at Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and Bankers Trust. During her time at Credit Suisse, Healey was part of the team that launched and serviced the firm's Advanced Execution Services suite of electronic trading tools from 2002 to 2008.

On leaving Credit Suisse, Healey took up a position with British embassy in Bahrain where she launched the UK government's financial services strategy and established the Bahrain Financial Services roundtable. Healey has already combined her experience in electronic trading and the Middle East in a research report, ‚ÄĚTrading in the Middle East: The Road to Mecca'.

Meanwhile, Celent has grown its Asian financial services group by adding offices in Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore to its existing presence in Japan, China and India.

Celent's Korean office will be staffed by analyst KyongSun Kong, specialising in mobile payments, delivery channels, retail brokerage and the Korean financial services industry, while Wenli Yuan, a senior analyst with expertise across the financial services industry in China and Asia, has moved from the firm's Beijing office to Hong Kong. Chermaine Lee, responsible for business development in Asia and formerly a securities and investments analyst, will operate out of Celent’s Singapore office.

Celent also recently hired a new senior analyst in Japan. Eichiro Yanagawa will focus on IT strategy issues in the Japanese and Asian banking and financial industries, having previously served as chief manager of the financial global solutions division and the regional bank financial solutions division at Japanese IT company NEC in Tokyo.

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