Axioma’s Ian Webster Named Chief of Staff and Head of Corporate Strategy
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
Axioma announced today the appointment of Ian Webster to Chief of Staff and Head of Corporate Strategy. Webster, who joined Axioma in 2011, was previously Chief Operating Officer of Axioma since May 2016.
“Ian’s extensive industry experience and in-depth knowledge of Axioma will help us to drive corporate-development opportunities now on the horizon, while also enabling us to better manage our increasingly complex global organization, with its multiple products and solutions, and lines of business,” said Sebastian Ceria, Chief Executive Officer of Axioma.
A financial services industry veteran, Webster joined Axioma in 2011 as Managing Director, EMEA , leading the company’s successful expansion in Europe and adjacent geographic markets, as well as the development of Axioma’s global indexing business. Prior to Axioma, he was Global Head of Data Management and Corporate Actions at UBS Global Asset Management since 2008. There, he was a senior member of the middle office management team responsible for pricing, benchmarks, corporate actions and data management. Under his leadership, the team also led major projects to assess the viability of consolidating the reference data function and to revamp pricing in the wake of the global financial crisis. Before UBS, Webster was Global Head of Market Data at Barclays Global Investors (BGI), where he was responsible for data management and data procurement.
From 1998 to 2005, Webster was on the vendor side as Vice President of Data Strategy at Barra, where he was responsible for acquiring data, managing content and model production, and developing and selling data products into the market. Earlier in his career, he was a finance researcher at Reuters, later joining Edinburgh Financial Publishing, which was acquired by Barra.
Axioma is a leading provider of enterprise risk management, portfolio construction, and risk and regulatory reporting solutions that offer incomparable insights into the constantly evolving state of risk. Financial institutions worldwide rely on Axioma’s sophisticated suite of tools and flexible open platform technology to unify the view of risk across front, middle and back office functions, helping to drive efficiency and bring transparency to performance. Axioma has received numerous accolades for its innovative technology, which serves as the centerpiece of its clients’ risk management strategy. In 2017 Axioma appeared on the Chartis RiskTech100® 2017, a ranking of the world’s most significant risk and compliance technology companies, and its founder and CEO, Sebastian Ceria appeared on Institutional Investor’s Tech 40 List of “Financial Technology Leaders” for the fourth consecutive year. Axioma was also named Risk Management System of the Year at the Global Investor Investment Excellence Awards and won the Best Risk Management Software Firm/Supplier category at the 2017 Hedgeweek Global Awards. Axioma is headquartered in New York, with offices throughout Europe and Asia-Pacific. The Axioma logos and product brands are trademarks/service marks of Axioma, Inc. For more information please visit www.axioma.com. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.