Sapient Global Markets has expanded its European footprint with the opening of 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 tapped Robert Binder as managing director to help lead capital and commodity markets programmes 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,” says Chip Register, head of Sapient Global Markets. “Our continued investment in resources for the European region is demonstrative of our belief that this centre will play an important role in tomorrow’s global financial markets.”
Sapient Global Markets is the only provider in the world to offer integrated advisory, programme management, analytics, technology and operations services exclusively to capital and commodity market participants and regulators. This expansion underscores Sapient Global Markets’ knowledge of the area and financial landscape for German speaking markets.
Binder will be supported by a team of industry veterans who have also recently joined Sapient Global Markets. One of them is Bernd Harnisch, who will serve as vice president and will also help run and develop capital markets projects. Harnisch’s expertise in the regulatory landscape in the German market will help firms address increased market complexity and regulatory reform in order to optimise the processes and infrastructure that power the trading environment. Harnisch’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. Naumann has extensive knowledge of capital markets primarily on structured products as well as the global exchange space. Naumann’s focus will help to drive market visibility for Sapient Global Markets and the company’s expertise in business consulting.
This announcement comes on the heels of a large customer signing with RWE Supply & Trading. RWE Supply & Trading, a European energy trading house, is working with Sapient Global Markets to deliver operational efficiency services in an increasingly dynamic and cost-competitive industry. As RWE Supply & Trading’s partner, Sapient Global Markets will also play a proactive role in assessing and proposing new technologies and delivering innovation to assist RWE Supply and Trading in continuously enhancing business excellence.