January 20, 2011

Fabian Vandenreydt has been named Head of Securities and Treasury Markets for SWIFT (La Hulpe, Belgium). He will report to Gottfried Leibbrandt, SWIFT's Head of Marketing.

According to SWIFT, Vandenreydt will work closely with Chris Church, Global Head of Securities, to support the overall growth of the securities business at the cooperative. In this capacity, he will focus on the development and delivery of value-added solutions to investment managers, brokers, central securities depositories (CSDs) and asset servicers. Vandenreydt will also look at expanding SWIFT’s scope in trade matching, in the areas of FX, equities, fixed income and commodities. He also will lead initiatives targeted at the reference data space.

Vandenreydt brings 20 years' experience in securities and financial technology to his new role at SWIFT, where he was previously Head of Product Management. He joined SWIFT in 2004 from the consultancy Capco, where he was involved in large front-to-back automation programs. His professional experience also includes work at Euroclear, where he led product management for communications services.

SWIFT also recently named Brett Lancaster as Managing Director, Securities Initiatives, Americas. Lancaster joins from The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) where he was VP of the Global Corporate Actions business unit. In his new role at SWIFT, Lancaster has responsibility for driving securities initiatives in the Americas, such as corporate actions, collateral management and electronic trade confirmation messaging solutions. He is a member of the SWIFT Americas management team and will report to Chris Church, Chief Executive, Americas and Global Head of Securities, SWIFT. He is based in SWIFT's New York office.

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