DUBLIN, LONDON and NEW YORK, 9 July 2018 — AQMetrics, a leading Software as a Service company, today announced it is growing its senior team with the addition of Barry McCarthy as CFO, Rishi Thapar as Risk Manager and Atishma Vashisth as Director of Business Development, UK.
The company has appointed Barry McCarthy as Chief Financial Officer with overall responsibility for shaping AQMetrics global financial strategy. A chartered accountant with extensive experience in financial services, regulatory reporting, M&A and key stakeholder communications, Barry joins AQMetrics from ITG, a publicly quoted global financial technology company, where he was EMEA Finance Director. Barry trained with EY where he predominantly worked on the audits of large multinational software companies.
Rishi Thapar is a renowned Risk Specialist. Rishi is joining AQMetrics as Risk Manager responsible for the extension of AQMetrics performance attribution and Risk as a Service offerings. Rishi was most recently Senior Risk Manager at Windmill Hill Asset Management Limited and established the risk management function in the company. Prior to that he was Director of Risk at UBS, Risk Manager at Armajaro Asset Management LLP and Senior Risk & Quantitative Analyst in International Asset Management Limited. He has written several publications including ‘Applying a Global Optimisation Algorithm to Fund of Hedge Funds Portfolio Optimisation‘ and ‘A risk measure for S-shaped assets in option valuation and in predicting performance of hedge funds’.
Atishma Vashisth has joined AQMetrics as Director of Business Development, UK. Atishma has both buy-side and sell-side sales experience and has covered global markets including Asia, Middle East and USA in her previous roles at IHS Markit and Factset Group where she was responsible for risk product sales. Her risk product knowledge spans across multi-asset portfolio, counterparty credit and market risk analytics. These latest hires reinforce the firm’s commitment to attracting industry-leading talent to supporting the growing global adoption of its award-winning cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) platform.
Geraldine Gibson, CEO of AQMetrics commented “We are entering an exciting phase of AQMetrics growth. I am delighted to welcome Barry, Rishi and Atishma, who between them have quantitative risk analysis, enterprise sales and financial services experience. This blend of skills are strategically important as we seek to respond to global demand for integrated risk and regulatory solutions.”
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