AccessFintech appoints Christopher Daur as Global Head of Buy-side
Daur joins AccessFintech from Goldman Sachs to drive buy-side strategy, product, and client success
London, New York, and Tel Aviv – July 24 2023: AccessFintech, the pioneering provider of data and network collaboration, has appointed Christopher “Chris” Daur as Global Head of Buy-side. The hire comes on the back of significant momentum in the business and the growth of the Synergy Network, which now has more than 100 buy-side institutions connected, expanding the sell-side and custodian network.
Synergy is generating real-time insights through its collaborative data network, enabling fails prevention, optimized inventory usage, and the reduction of charges such as overdrafts, fines, and penalties.
Mr. Daur will lead the global buy-side strategy, product, and sales with a focus on driving engagement and client success. He joins AccessFintech after spending 18 years at Goldman Sachs where he was most recently the Managing Director focused on post-trade challenges, strategy, and solutions for the firm’s largest clients. In this capacity he focused on improving the client experience by partnering with clients to deliver long term solutions, often leveraging industry platforms such as AccessFintech. Prior to this role, he spent nearly 15 years running numerous functions and asset classes across global markets operations. Before Goldman, he spent five years working at J.P. Morgan in multiple operations roles. Prior to that he worked in the Africa External Affairs Office of the World Bank. Chris is a member of the ISITC board of directors.
Commenting on the hire, AccessFintech CEO Roy Saadon said, “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. The appointment of Chris will strengthen our buy-side engagement, capitalizing 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.”
Mr. Daur added, “I am thrilled to be joining AccessFintech at a pivotal moment in the company’s evolution. 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.”