SuperDerivatives®, the benchmark for derivatives pricing and the leading provider of multi-asset front-office systems, risk management, revaluation and online options trading solutions, today announced the appointment of Stephen Baker as head of sales for the UK, Ireland, Middle East and Africa. Mr. Baker is based in the company’s European headquarters in London.
Prior to joining SuperDerivatives, Stephen served as head of the Hedge Fund Consulting Practice at Accenture which he established in the UK. His experience also includes senior sales management positions at Bloomberg in London and New York.
"Stephen’s appointment is an important addition to SuperDerivatives’ global sales management team. He commands a deep knowledge of capital markets combined with a very successful track record of serving clients and scaling up business," said Russel Levi, senior vice president of global sales and support, SuperDerivatives. "Stephen’s experience and knowledge base make him the perfect choice for further enhancing our strong relationship with London-based global financial leaders. He will also be the driving force in helping us meet our aggressive sales goals in Dublin’s fund administration center and in the dynamic growth areas of the Middle East and Africa."
Stephen Baker, head of sales for the UK, Ireland, Middle East and Africa, SuperDerivatives added, "I can think of no better time to be joining SuperDerivatives. Our product suite squarely addresses the two most urgent needs of today’s users of derivatives instruments – the need for transparency through accurate pricing and revaluation, and the need to reduce total cost of ownership and delivery time for new products. SuperDerivatives, as a recognized leader in pricing, analytics and SaaS (Software as a Service) system delivery, is in a prime position to increase its footprint in developed and emerging markets."
SuperDerivatives’ products and services are used by numerous companies from both the buy and sell side. Its real-time pricing platforms are used by most banks around the world, as well as numerous corporations, asset managers, hedge funds, auditors and official institutions. SuperDerivatives’ Revaluation service is used by numerous banks, hedge funds, asset managers, fund administrators and auditors and is considered by many as the most accurate service in the market due to its leading combination of productivity, accuracy and coverage.
The SuperDerivatives’ benchmark option pricing model is the only publicly available and market tested model whose accuracy in generating real market prices for all types of derivatives has been proven and validated continuously for several years.
SuperDerivatives recently was recognized as Best Provider of Derivatives Data 2007 by an Inside Market Data poll.