Four new appointments at BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas Securities Services has bolstered its London-based sales team with four senior appointments.

 Valeria Anderson is appointed Senior Sales Director, Asset Managers. Anderson, who has 20 years in the asset management and asset servicing industries, joins BNP Paribas from Bank of America Merrill Lynch where she was Director of Custody and Agency Services focused on building solutions for alternative and traditional asset managers. Prior to this, Anderson held various senior sales and relationship roles at the Bank of New York Mellon in Paris and London

Omar Arti is appointed Sales and Relationship Manager, Middle East. Arti has more than 24 years’ experience in the securities services industry, predominantly with J.P. Morgan where he held a number of senior custody operations, client services and relationship management roles supporting some of the world’s largest asset managers and asset owners. Arti joins BNP Paribas from Astinal Consulting, where he advised on business development strategy.

Barry Kelly is appointed Business Development Manager, Asset Managers. Kelly joins from outsourced corporate services provider, Centralis Group, where he was Business Development Manager and UK Country Representative. During 12 years in financial services, Kelly has held a number of senior sales positions both in the UK and in Continental Europe working for organisations including KNEIP, the fund data management platform, and Interactive Data Corporation.

Colm O’Brien is appointed Senior Sales Director, Alternative Investors. O’Brien has worked in financial services for more than 20 years, holding a number of senior sales roles and was most recently Director of Fund Services at SS&C Technologies. He previously spent four years with Investec where he was responsible for developing corporate and institutional client relationships. From 2002 to 2008, O’Brien held various global markets proprietary trading roles at Anglo Irish Bank.

Patrick Hayes, Head of UK, Middle East and South Africa, BNP Paribas Securities Services, said: “I am delighted to announce these new hires, which will bolster our business development capabilities across the asset management, alternatives and asset owner sectors in the UK and the Middle East. Their experience and industry expertise will help us continue to grow our client base in the region and support our existing clients.”