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Finantix Targets Japanese, South Korean Markets With New Tokyo Team

Jackie Bennion, Deputy Editor, 24 July 2019

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Wealthtech provider appoints country manager to spur APAC growth.

Wealth software firm Finantix has appointed IT and business veteran Haruka Homma as country manager for Japan and South Korea to meet the region’s appetite for digital wealth tools. The group said that client demand for wealthtech solutions has prompted the new Tokyo-based role and will drive the company’s APAC expansion further.

Bought by New York investment firm Motive Partners for an undisclosed sum last year, Finantix has been on a global expansion drive building brand and product awareness in the wealth and financial services space. The firm, based in Italy, already has offices in Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Homma joins Finantix from senior IT posts at IBM, Nucleus Software Exports, Microsoft and Temenos. He also brings direct banking experience from management roles at Merrill Lynch, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Fujisoft and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ.

Damien Piper, Asia’s regional director, said: “This is the first of a series of senior hires as part of our strategy to build local teams that really understand the region’s financial markets, local cultures and market dynamics.”

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