David A. Conner joins Invisage as President of the Americas and Chief Revenue Officer
We are pleased to announce today that David A Conner has joined Invisage as President of the Americas and Chief Revenue Officer. He brings a wealth of experience in leading sales efforts across several leading investment brands.
David was most recently at Citi Global Markets in NY where he worked in the Institutional Equities division as Director of Platform Sales. David began his career on the buy side at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. He then spent 13 years at PaineWebber where he became a leader in both Equities Electronic Trading and Commission Management as SVP. David joined Lehman Brothers in 2000 where he spent 6 years in Equities Electronic Trading as MD. In 2006, David joined JPMorgan Securities as MD with responsibilities for Electronic Trading Sales in the Americas and Commission Management Globally. Before joining Citi in 2016, David was a Global Relationship Manager at FIS/SunGard covering Goldman Sachs, Ameriprise and US Bank.
Today, David is excited to join Invisage at a time when regulatory changes such as MiFID II are demanding a more data driven approach to help both the buy and sell side determine the true value of research.
David believes that,
“The Invisage data driven dashboard and predictive analytics tools can help buy side managers calculate the monetary value of research being consumed as a new component of their broker vote processes. Sell side producers of research will also benefit from the Invisage service as they can now clearly measure their own products worth when compared to the competition in a quantified data driven format. I see the service somewhat akin to what TCA (Transaction Cost Analysis) is for trading when trying to determine best-execution; except this is TCA for Research.”
Invisage believes the value of research must be quantified and demonstrated. This will help both the asset manager as well as their end-client in generating better returns. Invisage is excited to have David take charge of the expansion in the Americas, which is a leading market in both assets and technology adoption. Although the MiFID II is enforced in Europe only, many global asset management firms are already absorbing the cost of research worldwide and are looking for tools that provide them greater transparency. Invisage aims to bring this much-needed transparency and efficiency across the value chain.
Vishnu Thurpati, CEO of Invisage said,
“David shares our vision and also brings a unique understanding of the industry needed to accelerate our growth. We believe our tool will help both buy-side and sell-side firms in the US to improve their relationships through quantitative evidence of performance. This transparency will help clients identify good research and utilise it at the most potent time.”
David will be based in our Stamford, CT offices.
David can be reached at: +1 917 576 9503 | David.Conner@invisagealpha.com