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Peter Newton joins GDFM as Head of Business Origination

GDFM is pleased to announce that as a result of its continued growth, Peter Newton has joined as Head of Business Origination for the company.

Peter joins GDFM from D2 Legal Technology, a leading consulting firm in legal data management for the derivatives markets, where he has spent the last 5 years as Managing Director and Global Head of business Origination. Here he was responsible for scaling the business, driving origination and the development of new services and alliances to support D2LT’s mission to improve the way financial institutions manage, treat and optimise their legal contract data as a key component of their data governance frameworks. He was also responsible for the delivery of a number of innovative digital transformation market infrastructure initiatives for a number of financial services trade associations.

Previously he was Director, EMEA Lead for Business Origination at Sapient Global Markets where he was responsible for business development across global Capital and Commodities markets eco systems, and during his ten year tenure originated and developed double digit $M revenues for strategic portfolio accounts. A highly experienced business development professional, Peter has a 30+ year career history of building businesses serving financial institutions and that deliver game changing outcomes programmes of work, including consultancy and software solutions, that have helped financial services organisations adapt to changing economic and regulatory environments.

Peter comments. Today, “With the ever more robust governance frameworks regulators and investors are insisting upon, combined with the fact that fines are getting ever larger for those organisations who get it wrong, regulatory compliance, effective operational risk management and resilience together with accurate and timely data is paramount and are critical factors in how an institution organises its governance framework.”

He adds: “I am excited to be joining GDFM Consulting to support their continued growth and help scale the business.”

Commenting on Peter’s appointment, GDFM Co-Founder Jon Szehofner says: “We are excited by Peter’s arrival to spearhead our business development strategy. His experience and background in business development will undoubtedly prove a great asset in these rapidly changing market conditions.”