Screen Group will initially focus efforts in Singapore before assessing whether demand requires other offices in the region.
AMSTERDAM, March 31, 2016 – Screen Group will open its first office in Asia tomorrow, April 1, in Singapore. The office will provide local support for both the INFOmatch product and the Screen’s consulting arm, Screen Consultants, and follows an active sales period for Screen that has seen it add clients in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo and Singapore.
“The majority of our clients in this region are in Singapore. But we do have clients in Tokyo and in Hong Kong. The time difference between Singapore and Tokyo is just one hour, so it’s is pretty well positioned as the starting point for an overseas office,” says Kees Brooimans, managing director of Screen Consultants. Officials also expect Screen’s current client base in the region to grow further after securing the global tender for one of the world’s leading sovereign wealth funds in the region.
The new office will be led by Jorn van der Bruggen, branch manager for Screen Asia, who will be responsible for account management and ensuring that local support is arranged for clients, and will also assist in securing new business in the region. Van der Bruggen, who has already spent several months in Asia, will be joined by a sales staff member before the end of April. Previously, van der Bruggen held a consultancy role at Screen INFOmatch, which involved communicating with clients on a daily basis and working on projects in South Africa and further afield. “He has developed his skills rapidly and has the right profile to do this role,” Brooimans says.
Going forward, Screen hopes to grow its team in Singapore, depending on client growth and how fast it can respond to current prospects in the region, Brooimans says. For the first year, the vendor will concentrate its focus in the region exclusively on its Singapore office, and will then look at other potential office locations if growth demands it.
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The Screen Group offers a range of specialised services and solutions for the professional financial information services industry since 1990. The labels that represent this unique suite of complementary services are Screen INFOmatch, Screen Consultants and Screen Markets.
Screen INFOmatch offers INFOmatch, a suite of market data management solutions that is used by market data business professionals around the globe. It assists our clients manage their market data costs, processes and workflows more efficiently.
Screen Consultants is the leading boutique consulting firm with a special focus on market & reference data and investment management solutions. Screen Consultants is an independent specialist with a track record of assisting financial institutions globally with managing business processes, market & reference data management challenges, selection & implementation of specialised information systems, technology and risk & regulatory compliance issues.
Screen Markets is responsible for Screen Consultants’ established events business and the name for Europe’s premier Financial Information Services events. Recognised for bringing together the user and vendor communities in major financial centers, the Screen Markets events offer a unique opportunity to be briefed on the latest developments.
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