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Markets Media: OpenFin Hires European CTO From Goldman Sachs

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Sam Belden

Sam Belden

OpenFin, the desktop operating system of finance, has hired Tim Dinsdale from Goldman Sachs as European chief technology officer as capital markets are undergoing a digital transformation.

The OpenFin desktop operating system is similar to the Android or iOS operating platform for mobile phones but was launched to provide standardisation across capital markets desktops so that the industry can deploy new applications that are interoperable.

Dinsdale previously worked at Goldman Sachs in a variety of technology roles in the front and middle office across the equity structured products desk, the core strategies group and the enterprise platform group.

He told Markets Media in an email: “In London, we are continuing to build out our desktop services architecture, which right now is heavily focused on our notifications service, and the FDC3 interoperability service. I think that last one is hugely important, and we’re going to keep working on ways to help apps in the OpenFin ecosystem communicate with each other.”

The Financial Desktop Connectivity and Collaboration Consortium (FDC3) was founded by OpenFin in 2017 in collaboration with major industry participants to enable universal connectivity and standards across all desktop applications and has been ratified as a standard. Last year OpenFin contributed the FCD3 initiative to the Fintech Open Source Foundation. FINOS is an independent nonprofit organization promoting open standards and open source in financial services.

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