The Group Executive Board
Group Chief Executive
Justin, 48, has a proven track record in delivering innovative solutions to the investment industry. Beginning his career with Micropal, a global leader in providing independent information on mutual funds, he set up an agency for Micropal in 1991 in Switzerland, to sell their products, and grew the business by expanding it in France and Luxembourg.
In 1994, he founded StatPro to promote TAP, an innovative analytics package he designed, sold via Micropal. Following the success of TAP, StatPro launched a product to deal with GIPS composites and expanded its range of products to cover attribution, risk, fixed income, reporting and compliance.
Justin floated StatPro in May 2000 raising £5.5 million to build up StatPro’s international expansion. Since flotation Justin has led several secondary fund raisings, acquired 10 businesses and disposed of two business units.
He is passionate about improving productivity for StatPro clients and harnessing the latest technology to do so. Since 2007 Justin has been spearheading a project to convert all StatPro’s products to cloud based solutions to take advantage of the latest technology. The latest round of product innovation is the most exciting yet as it will certainly transform the way portfolio analytics is produced and distributed.
StatPro’s revenues have grown from under £3.0 million in 2000 to over £30.0 million today. He has day to day responsibility for the Group.
Andrew Fabian FCA FCT
Group Finance Director
Andrew, 50, was appointed Finance Director in 2000. Prior to joining StatPro, he was Group Financial Controller at William Baird PLC. Andrew has significant experience in the financial services sector, both through senior finance roles at William Baird PLC and De La Rue plc, and also through advising financial institutions as a management consultant at Deloitte & Touche. Andrew is a chartered accountant and qualified corporate treasurer. He is a Fellow of both the ICAEW and the Association of Corporate Treasurers and served for three years on the ACT’s governing council. Andrew is responsible for the finance and operations functions at StatPro and has been key in all the corporate activities of StatPro since 2000 including ten acquisitions and several fund raisings. Andrew was appointed Company Secretary on 25 January 2012.
Group Chief Operating Officer
Andrew joined StatPro UK in September 1999, as a Project Manager, and became Client Services Manager for the UK territories in 2002.
In March 2004 Andrew moved to Cape Town, where he co-founded StatPro South Africa as Managing Director. Following four successful years in the Cape Town office he moved to StatPro Canada, based in Toronto. In January 2011, he became CEO, North America with overall responsibility for the region. At the beginning of 2013 Andrew took up his current position responsible for sales, client services, marketing and IT.
Dario joined StatPro in 2003 following StatPro’s investment in RiskMap.
Dario was the original creator of StatPro Risk Management. He is an expert in risk management, fixed income attribution and reporting techniques, including ‘Value at Risk’, which provides a monetary measure of the risk of a portfolio.
Before establishing RiskMap and joining StatPro Dario spent 10 years in leading Italian financial institutions, as Head of Interest Rate Derivatives and Head of Quantitative Analysis. Today Dario is responsible for all StatPro’s products including software and data services.
European Sales Director
Previously working for S&P, Michel joined StatPro to open our European operations in Benelux, France and Germany. He was involved in the acquisition of AMS in Paris and Riskmap in Italy which later became StatPro Italy. In 2010 Michel moved to his current role. Michel drives 3rd party relationships linked to StatPro products. This includes Custodian banks and also any third parties that wish to resell StatPro services to their clients. “In my role, I do not see StatPro as a service provider anymore but as a partner. Gaining the mutual benefits of working together with our peers is the norm and continues to grow.”
Marketing & Technology Director
Neil, 37, is responsible for the overall technology strategy and global marketing activity. He joined StatPro in 1997 as a graduate after completing his MSc in Multimedia Technology culminating in a 6 month placement with SONY at their European R&D center in Brussels. Neil has held positions in QA, client services and IT and was the CTO before taking up his current position in January 2011. Neil started the research project which became StatPro Revolution in 2008, leading an initial group of architects and developers to produce prototypes and public beta’s ready for the commercial launch in March 2011. Neil continues to be part of the StatPro Revolution working group today.
Global Services Director
Marc has worked within the financial services industry for over 20 years. He started his career in South Africa working for Arthur Anderson and went on to spend 8 years in London. While in London he worked for Rothschild Asset Management as a Client Services Manager and at Insight Investment as Head of Investment Systems. This time on the buy-side has given Marc a deep appreciation for the challenges faced within the industry.
Marc returned to South Africa in 2005 and joined a well-regarded international management consulting firm with a key focus on the investment industry. In this capacity Marc grew to appreciate the strategic requirements of Asset Managers, Multi Managers, Asset Consultants, Custodians and Administration companies.
Marc joined StatPro South Africa in February 2008, as an Account Manager focusing on developing relationships with current clients and ensuring new business development. His most recent role was CEO, South Africa and at the start of 2013 Marc became Global Services Director responsible for managing all our services with our clients and is once again based in London.