The purpose of the ISITC EUROPE Advisory Board is to be the “oracle” for the industry. To identify and provide insights on issues, which ISITC EUROPE can address and incorporate into its programmes. It comprises of an invited group of senior industry professionals from across the industry covering buy/Sell side organisations, who bring a depth of knowledge and experience to provide the route map for the direction and focus of ISITC EUROPE’s activities. It also provides the opportunity for collaboration with colleagues to initiate innovation and change in all aspects of how the community services its stakeholders.
This is a voluntary role, which requires attendance of 4 scheduled advisory board meetings a year, occasional consultation by the administration board and support of ISITC EUROPE activities. The administrative board along with its support services will organise the programmes.
Prior to assuming the role of Global Head of Portfolio Operations in 2016, Rob led the EMEA Portfolio Services team since 2013 consisting of teams in London and Frankfurt to provide portfolio operations, security pricing, corporate actions and security master data management services to the EMEA business.
Rob has been with Invesco since 1996 and has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry. During his time with Invesco, Rob has fulfilled a number of leadership roles within the Investment Services group, including Fund Accounting, Data Management, and Trade Support.
Rob has successfully delivered many key initiatives at Invesco including taking leading roles in the custody migration of the UCITS fund range, conversion of unit trusts to ICVC’s fund structures and leading the integration of a number of corporate acquisitions/mergers from an operational perspective, most recently the Oppenheimer integration in 2019. Rob also managed the outsourcing of derivatives processing to GlobeOp and has also implemented a robust unquoted security valuation and governance process and structure in the EMEA region.
Prior to joining Invesco, Rob worked at Prudential Fund Managers Limited and is a holder of the Investment Management Certificate (IMC).
Matt Johnson currently works for the DTCC within the European Product Management Team with additional Industry Relations responsibilities. Matt has been with the DTCC for over six years and has been focused on client relationship management, trade association relationships and industry & infrastructure engagement.
Prior to DTCC, Matt’s background was in Investment Banking, where he had numerous operational roles covering cross product client services & relationship management across cash securities, FX and OTC Clearing
Rob has over 25 years’ experience in the running and acquisition of front-office businesses lines and in the commercialisation of global core operations of Investment banks, broker dealers and investor service business lines, including Bank of America, Cantor Fitzgerald/BGC, Citi and Deutsche Bank. He was instrumental in the creation of the first major European outsourcing investment banking global back office whilst at Accenture (Accenture Post Trade Services).
He has written and spoken on many topics surrounding the post-trading landscape and its implications to cost containment, transformation and inclusion of FinTech. He also advises clients with respect to regulatory understanding and compliance. Rob currently sits on the Board of the AFME Post Trade division, is a Director of ISITC Europe and sits on the Deutsche Borse (Eurex) FICC Board Advisory Committee.