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LONDON, U.K., Apr. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A-Team Group, specialists in market research, strategic consulting and publishing in financial information technology, has hired James E. Hartley as Vice President of Research. In this role, Mr. Hartley is charged with developing research products on behalf of A-Team Group, as well as contributing to consulting projects and A-Team events. Mr. Hartley has been a key leader in furthering new capabilities and products in the global financial IT industry.

Prior to joining A-Team, Mr. Hartley spent four years as Chief Technologist at SIIA/FISD (Software Information Industry Association/Financial Information Services Division). While there, he developed and supported MDDL – the Market Data Definition Language. He also facilitated the global conversation on Securities Processing Automation (SPA), including topics on Reference Data and Straight-Through Processing. Previously, Mr. Hartley was employed by Reuters Group (aka Bridge Information Systems) as Catalyst, Office of the Chief Scientist, and then as Senior Architect for the Chief Architecture Office.

At Bridge, Mr. Hartley concentrated on the development of leading edge technologies, including delivery mechanisms and user interface platforms for the dissemination and representation of quotes, news, charts, and other financial information. Mr. Hartley holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Computer option) from The Ohio State University, and a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Angela Wilbraham, A-Team Group’s chief executive officer, says, “We’re thrilled to have James join the team as vice president of research. We look forward to continuing to produce important new industry research under James’ skilled guidance. His background and experience will further A-Team’s market leadership in arena of financial IT research and consulting.”

About A-Team Group
A-Team Group offers its clients deep expertise in business intelligence, market research, and strategic consulting in the field of financial information and trading technology. With years of experience in analyzing the use of information technology in financial markets, and a sound understanding of how and why IT is used in finance, A-Team Group helps suppliers and users make informed decisions about products, strategies and deployments.

A-Team Group services clients with three levels of offerings:

    * Consulting Services include strategic marketing, market research and marketing, helping customers understand their markets, position their offerings and get their message out to the right audience.

    * Research Services include in-depth studies of specific data and technology challenges, most recently “Faster Than A Speeding Bullet – Low Latency Architectures and Building Blocks For Tomorrow’s Trading Applications”; “Reference Data Now”; “Fixed Income Pricing: Are Evaluations Gaining Value?”; and, “Outsourcing Reference Data Management: Who Should Handle It?”

    * Publishing Services include a range of monthly intelligence briefings with the titles Market Data Insight, Reference Data Review, Transaction Networks and Technologies, MiFID Monitor, and Asia Markets IT.

Positioned in Europe, North America and Asia, and with a wide network of business partners and contacts, in London, New York, Boston, Hong Kong and Continental Europe, A-Team Group is uniquely experienced to bring global perspective to a broad range of marketing challenges.

Information: www.a-teamgroup.com.

News issued by: A-Team Group

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