Global Fintech TS Imagine Expands Business Operations in Montréal

TS Imagine, which claims to be a global leader in trading, portfolio, and risk management solutions for capital markets, is expanding its presence in Canada “with new facilities in Montréal to boost its North American operations and drive its international growth.”

TS Imagine opened its Montréal development hub in 2019 and is “expanding to a new facility in July to help the firm serve clients worldwide.”

TS Imagine’s Montréal team “comprises more than 50 people who develop software and analyze data across the firm’s trading, risk, and portfolio management software platform, which connects to a network of brokers, banks, and exchanges across North America.”

Rob Flatley, CEO of TS Imagine said:

“Montréal is a thriving global FinTech hub. Since opening our office in the city three years ago, we have gone from strength to strength, scaling rapidly in response to client demand from across the North American market.”

Henri Tremblay, General Manager of TS Imagine Canada, added:

“Montréal’s vitality as an international FinTech hub attracts some of the world’s leading financial firms. TS Imagine is part of this, we look forward to growing in the city and leveraging the strengths of its thriving business community and world-class talent.”

Since the company’s arrival in Quebec, TS Imagine has “benefited from the support and guidance of economic development agencies including Investissement Québec International and Montréal International.”

The company is “actively recruiting as it continues to grow its Montreal team.”

Born from the combination of two leading SaaS platforms, TradingScreen and Imagine Software, TS Imagine “provides real-time financial securities trading, portfolio management, and risk solutions for capital markets.”

The platform is “uniquely positioned to streamline complex and tedious workflows across front, middle, and back-office functions.”

TS Imagine “has over 400 employees in 10 offices worldwide, serving approximately 500 buy-side and sell-side institutions in North and South America, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific, including hedge funds, traditional asset managers, pension funds, mutual funds, and financial institutions.”

As reported recently, TS Imagine announced “the appointment of three new board members to support the firm’s rapid growth.”

The new board members “bring significant expertise in core business areas, including digital assets, securities finance, derivatives, and market structure, as the business builds market share in these sectors.”

The new non-executive board appointments are as follows:

  • Thomas Chippas: Tom brings nearly 30 years of experience working for some of the world’s most sophisticated banks and financial technology businesses. Tom was CEO of ErisX and now serves on the board of Eris Clearing, LLC, the cryptocurrency platform recently acquired by Cboe Global Markets. He previously held senior positions at Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, and Citi. Tom brings significant crypto expertise to the firm and is based in New York.
  • Sabrina Wilson: Sabrina is the Chief Operating Officer of the institutional digital asset infrastructure firm Copper.co. She is a renowned electronic trading, derivatives, and market structure expert, having held senior positions at JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, and Citi. Based in London, Sabrina brings deep clearing, prime brokerage and digital assets expertise.
  • John Stracquadanio: John is co-founder of a private investment firm, Appia Ventures. He brings over 30 years of banking experience and was previously CEO of Scotia Capital in the US. John brings considerable capital markets experience to the board and is based in New Jersey.

Rob Flatley, CEO of TS Imagine, said:

“Our board appointments bring a wealth of knowledge and experience that will help us to capitalise on our already rapid growth as we look to build our offering and presence in core markets. Our expansion has been driven by robust growth in North America and global demand from sophisticated financial services firms for digital fixed income and multi-asset SaaS capabilities, as well as support in automating, scaling, and executing complex investment models. It is an exciting time for our business, and with leading industry figures on board, we hope to continue our exceptional growth by developing our offering and increasing market share.”

The senior appointments “follow TS Imagine’s announcement of strong growth a year after the merger of TradingScreen and Imagine Software, including 100 new hires during the first half of this year.”

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