Robert Grant joins UnaVista to boost North American expansion

  • 25-year financial services and technology industry veteran brings expertise in regulatory reporting, compliance and risk management 
  • Previously held key sales and marketing roles in Americas at Axiom SL and Wolters Kluwer Financial Services/FRSGlobal  
  • Underpins UnaVista growth across Americas  

UnaVista, London Stock Exchange Group’s global matching, reconciliation and regulatory reporting platform, today announced that Robert Grant has joined the firm as Head of Business Development, Software for Americas. Grant has 25 years of industry experience and, most recently since 2011, served as senior vice president of sales at Axiom Software Laboratories, where he also led marketing and business development across the Americas. During the previous five years, Grant managed sales at FRSGlobal, the regulatory reporting and risk management arm of Wolters Kluwer Financial Services. 

Grant is based at London Stock Exchange Group’s UnaVista office in New York. UnaVista opened its first US office in 2013 and the North American team has grown steadily in the past two years. Several UnaVista colleagues from London have also recently moved to the US to help expand the breadth of service offerings available for North American firms, including 24/7 customer support.    

Michael Leach, MD of Global Business Development, London Stock Exchange, said: 

“We are delighted to welcome Bob to London Stock Exchange Group. He has a tremendous track record in the regulatory reporting, compliance and risk management space, so is an outstanding addition to our UnaVista team. Bob’s experience of helping firms address multiple global regulatory issues fits perfectly with UnaVista’s flexible reporting solutions. As the regulatory landscape continues to evolve, firms are looking to global technology platforms such as UnaVista to provide consolidated regulatory reporting functionality that will be able to encompass future regulation and safeguard them from change.” 

This appointment comes shortly after UnaVista announced a deal in which they will provide their award winning trade repository technology to be locally installed with market infrastructure providers SIX Group. The deal allows clients of SIX to comply with upcoming derivative reporting regimes being implemented by their national competent authorities.

UnaVista is London Stock Exchange Group’s global hosted platform for all matching, validation and reconciliation needs. It offers a range of business solutions through one interface designed to help clients become more efficient and reduce operational and regulatory risk across all asset classes. 

UnaVista services include regulatory solutions including the award-winning EMIR Trade Repository, MiFID Approved Reporting Mechanism, AIFMD and short-selling reporting services. Trade confirmation matching, reconciliation and data solutions such as LEI allocation and lookup are also available.