Global funds network Calastone has hired former HSBC managing director Brian Godins as chief commercial officer, one of a trio of senior appointments at the firm’s London office.
Reporting to CEO Julian Hammerson, Godins (pictured) has been tasked with leading the business’ commercial strategy and accelerating the geographic growth and penetration of its global solutions.
Godins has three decades of experience in the financial services industry. He spent 14-and-a-half years at HSBC, where he was most recently managing director, head of HSBC securities services Asia-Pacific and Middle East.
Godins began his spell at HSBC in September 2007, as head of European securities, having moved from Morgan Stanley.
CEO Hammerson said: “I am delighted to welcome Brian as chief commercial officer. His wealth of industry experience leading teams across asset management and asset servicing will play a crucial role in strengthening Calastone’s senior leadership team.
“The funds industry is undergoing an unprecedented transformation and as our business enters its next phase of growth, Brian will be instrumental in driving our client and industry engagement to support the next generation of digital investing.”
Godins added: “I am excited to join Calastone at such an important time in its global expansion, and to work with a team of such strength and talent, who are at the forefront of the digitalisation of the global funds industry.
“I’m looking forward to driving the growth of the business as the asset management industry seeks to further reduce complexity and enhance investor value and experience.”
Ross Fox has moved from Calastone’s Singapore office, where he was head of Asia-Pacific, to become managing director, head of UK and Europe. Fox has spent over a decade at Calastone and has now been tasked with growing the business across the UK and Europe.
Ed Lopez, who joined as chief revenue officer in 2019, has moved into the newly-created role of president of money market services, where he will focus on driving the global growth of that area of Calastone’s business.