Matthew Reid’s appointment as Principal Consultant, combined with the hire of Daan Smit in October 2023, will enable Elgin White to meet rapidly rising demand for SimCorp front office advisory and implementation services.
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Based in London, Matthew will lead the planning and implementation of complex front office transformation projects in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Matthew is one of the most experienced front office experts in the investment management industry, having led the strategic direction, development, and implementation of front office Order Management Systems (OMS) over two decades. He joins Elgin White from Coremont, where he was Head of Product for Clarion OMS. Previously, he spent more than 16 years as Head of OMS Product at SimCorp, a leading global provider of integrated investment management solutions.
His remit includes reviewing the front office operations of Elgin White’s SimCorp clients and advising on strategic and operational improvements that will boost efficiency and increase competitive advantage. His implementation work will focus on enhancing processes, systems and technology, on time and on budget.
Erik Schutte, Managing Director at Elgin White said: “Elgin White’s priority is to advise, guide, and support our clients based on the highest quality intelligence and insights. Both Matthew and Daan bring deep front office domain expertise and an abundance of SimCorp Dimension experience to the team. Matthew will work with clients internationally – initially in Asia Pacific – to ensure they are operating as efficiently as possible, and their business is future proof.”
Matthew Reid commented: “I have worked with numerous asset managers over the past 20 years to understand and address their front office challenges and requirements. This background enables me to quickly identify the level of transformation that is required and implement solutions that create the best possible value outcomes for clients. I am excited to be continuing this work within the highly acclaimed Elgin White front office practice.”