INDEPENDENT ADVISORS | Staff Reporter, Japan

Markit names Matthew Serynek as managing director and head of Japan operations

In a release, Markit, a leading global financial information services company, announced the appointment of Matthew Serynek as managing director and head of Markit’s Japan operations.

Serynek will be responsible for developing Markit’s presence in Japan and fostering new relationships with customers in the country. He will also be responsible for the day-to-day operations of Markit’s Tokyo office. 

Serynek joins from SunGard, where he worked for 13 years in a number of roles, most recently as President of SunGard Japan. In this role, Matthew headed up direct sales, business development, customer retention and new strategic product investments, leading a team of more than 70 people. 

Shane Akeroyd, managing director and global head of sales and marketing at Markit, said: “We are delighted to welcome Matthew to the team. Since the opening of our Tokyo office in 2005, we have seen growing demand for our products and services, most notably our fixed income pricing, trade processing and risk analytics services.

Matthew’s expertise in financial information services combined with his knowledge of the Japanese financial markets will stand us in good stead as we expand our offering in the country.” 

Matthew Serynek, managing director and head of Markit Japan, said: “Markit has significant opportunities in Japan given the depth and breadth of the company’s offering. I am excited to be joining a company that has such a strong track record in bringing transparency and efficiency to the financial markets."

Serynek joined Markit on July 8th.  

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