Reporting to Glenn Wilson, Managing Director and Regional Head – Canada, Mr. Lynds brings to the role over 18 years’ Canadian financial community experience, spanning large global financial institutions and domestic boutique firms. His appointment is the 9th permanent appointment made by IRESS in the last 3 months as it continues to build out its Canadian presence.
Bringing extensive experience at an executive and strategic level, Mr. Lynds will be responsible for not only helping to build and consolidate an already impressive financial markets footprint but will also be key in delivering IRESS’ growth strategy in the evolving Canadian wealth management market.
IRESS is a significant global player in wealth management, providing portfolio and client management solutions to its clients in international markets covering Australasia, South Africa and the United Kingdom in addition to Canada.
Glenn Wilson, IRESS Managing Director and Regional Head commented: "Michael is an experienced and respected member of the financial community in Canada. He brings invaluable insight and understanding of the challenges faced within all areas of the market and his appointment to this new role is a strategic response to our global growth plans and the opportunities presented by this.
"IRESS’ strength in Canada is built on our financial markets capability and this remains a key pillar of our growth strategy. The appointment of Michael demonstrates our commitment to bringing the benefits of leading software, underpinned by quality support, to the wider financial services community."
Michael Lynds added "The Canadian market is undergoing a period of evolution in all sectors, not dissimilar to those witnessed in markets such as Australia and across Europe. IRESS has the scale and experience required to deliver technology solutions to meet the needs of this market and I am pleased to be joining the team at this exciting time."
Mr. Lynds joins IRESS from Richardson GMP, where, as Head of the National Wealth Management Group, he led the business strategy of a number of wealth divisions including asset management, insurance services, investment research, product and platform development, and wealth services.
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