Published On: Thu, Jun 16th, 2011

Axioma Opens Australia Office

Axioma, Inc., a leading provider of decision support, risk analysis and portfolio rebalancing and analysis tools, announces the establishment of an office in Sydney, Australia. The office is headed by Scott Hamilton who reports to Olivier d’Assier, Axioma managing director for Europe and Asia. It joins offices in the United States, Europe and Asia which help leading financial firms manage risk, increase returns and optimise the operational efficiency of their investment process.

“The Australian market is a sophisticated one, where risk management has been part of the regulatory framework since the banking crisis in the early eighties,” said d’Assier. “The major universities of Australia have been teaching quantitative techniques for more than two decades, making the Australian quant community one of the most sophisticated in the world. This is a natural market for Axioma’s innovative solutions to gain widespread appreciation and application.”

Hamilton previously served as a senior research analyst in Macquarie Securities’ Quant Research Group, where he was a client and user of Axioma products. In that role, he was responsible for research, product development, sales and marketing and client relationship management. He has served on the sell-side for more than 17 years and holds both a Masters of Applied Finance and a B.S. in computer science from Macquarie University in Sydney.

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