17 June 2013

Sapient Global Markets Opens New Office in Frankfurt, Germany

17 June 2013 - Sapient Global Markets, part of Sapient, has announced an expansion in its European footprint with a new office in Frankfurt, Germany. The office will provide business and technology consulting for capital and commodity markets clients across the German speaking landscape in Europe.

Sapient Global Markets has hired Robert Binder as managing director to help lead capital and commodity markets programs and expansion in German speaking markets encompassing Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

“Sapient Global Markets strives to provide its global customer base with support wherever they conduct business,” said Chip Register, Head of Sapient Global Markets. “Our continued investment in resources for the European region is demonstrative of our belief that this center will play an important role in tomorrow’s global financial markets.” 

Robert will be supported by a team of industry veterans who have also recently joined Sapient Global Markets. One of them is Bernd Harnisch will serve as vice president and will also help run and develop capital markets projects. Bernd’s expertise in the regulatory landscape in the German market will help firms address increased market complexity and regulatory reform in order to optimize the processes and infrastructure that power the trading environment. Bernd’s work helping companies comply with EMIR and Dodd-Frank, as well as working technology vendors such as Murex.

Stefan Naumann will serve as director of the new Frankfurt office. Stefan has extensive knowledge of capital markets primarily on structured products as well as the global exchange space. Stefan’s focus will help to drive market visibility for Sapient Global Markets and the company’s expertise in business consulting. Stefan is also the author of a well-known annual benchmarking study that ranks the popularity of structured products across global banks. Stefan and Sapient Global Markets will be publishing these findings in an announcement timed for later this summer.

This announcement comes on the heels of a large customer signing with RWE Supply & Trading. RWE Supply & Trading, a leading European energy trading house, is working with Sapient Global Markets to deliver excellent operational efficiency services in an increasingly dynamic and cost-competitive industry. 

Sapient Global Markets, a division of Sapient® (NASDAQ: SAPE), is a leading provider of services to today’s evolving financial and commodity markets. Sapient Global Markets operates in key financial and commodity centers worldwide, including Boston, Chicago, Houston, New York, Calgary, Toronto, London, Amsterdam, Düsseldorf, Geneva, Munich, Zurich, Frankfurt and Singapore, as well as in large technology development and operations outsourcing centers in Bangalore, Delhi, and Noida, India. 

Source: Sapient