TORA announced that it has expanded its presence to London, and in the process, it has hired Peter Rank as its new Sales Manager and Chris Hopton as its Professional Services Manager, effective immediately.
Finance Magnates recently learned in a press release that Peter Rank, who is experienced in relationship management and sales, and Chris Hopton, an experienced manager who excels at communicating complex concepts and solutions, have been recruited by TORA, a provider of advanced cloud-based order and execution management system and portfolio management system, as its new Sales Manager and Professional Services Manager, respectively.
TORA has brought on Rank as Sales Manager in Europe and Hopton as a Professional Services Manager. Rank will be reporting to David Tattan, the Head of Sales for Europe. He will be responsible for driving new client acquisition for TORA’s software solutions. However, Hopton will be joining the global team of professional service managers to continue to provide software and workflow solutions, fast onboarding and leading service to global institutional investors.
TORA’s all-in-one OEMS & PMS offers a wealth of functionality covering execution, allocations, risk control, order management, real-time general ledger, positions-keeping, P&L monitoring and SWAP finance modelling.
Looking Back at Rank’s and Hopton’s Career
Prior to today’s announcement, Rank served AxeTrading as its EMEA Sales from February 2018 to September 2020. His role situated in London involved fixed income electronic trading providing solutions for businesses, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Earlier on at Bloomberg, he worked in Relationship Management/Sales for more than seven years. He assisted with part of AIM Europe Hedge Fund F team covering existing clients in London, Switzerland and Malta.
Additionally, at JP Morgan, Rank filled the role of FX Sales Support for just over three years.
However, Hopton benefitted most recently by working for TradingScreen as a Senior Account Manager until May this year. His duties entailed the responsibility for Investment Managers and Hedge Funds clients for a total AUM of approximately $38 billion.
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In July 2017, GSAV Ltd recruited him as a Consultant. Over nineteen months, he focused on pricing, tracking and a regulatory platform for collateralized securities lending.
Additionally at SS&C GlobeOp, he held the post of Account Manager Hedge Fund Services for two years where he looked after Hedge Fund Clients with a total AUM of approximately $5.5 billion.
Also, he served MarkitSERV Ltd as the Vice President of Account Management for just short of five years. Further, DTCC DerivSERV utilised his services in the capacity of Senior Relationship Manager for more than two years. Credit Suisse took Hopton on for a short stint in the Complex Product Derivative Control Group. Moreover, UBS Investment Bank hired Hopton as a Business Analyst in September 2004.
Hopton’s career began in September 2000 at HSBC as a Relationship Manager of Corporate Investment Banking & Markets.
Solid Momentum in Europe
Chris Jenkins, Managing Director at TORA commented: “We are excited to open the new London office, the company has seen substantial growth over the past 18 months with our expansion into new asset classes, an all-in-one front to back trading solution and new generation PMS. We are gaining solid momentum in Europe with our traditional equity as well as FX and Fixed Income markets. These hires are key to ensuring the company is positioned correctly with the right talent and jurisdictions.”