OneVue has appointed a former JP Morgan executive to head up its fund services business.
Richard Harris-Smith has been appointed as head of OneVue’s fund services business, responsible for unit registry activities like sales, relationship management operations, transitions and products including mFund and Calastone, a statement by the company said.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Harris-Smith said: “I look forward to the opportunity to working more closely with OneVue’s existing clients and seeing how we can add greater value to their businesses.”
Mr Harris-Smith said the company is “continuously investing in automation” and is open to implementing good ideas from within the organisation and from clients.
“Also, increasing automation to ensure standards are continually met while retaining cost efficiency [is] critically important together with the opportunity to set standards and common practices within the market place across multiple users,” he said.
OneVue chief executive Connie Mckeage said Mr Harris-Smith was a “valuable” hire for the company.
“Richard has that balance between being process driven whilst demonstrating a passion for getting it right for our clients. That combination is quite difficult to find,” she said.
Mr Harris-Smith joins OneVue from JP Morgan where he was in charge of product solutions, the statement said.