FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EUROPEAN FUND ADMINISTRATION PRODUCT MANAGEMENT EXPERT MELVIN JAYAWARDANA JOINS CONFLUENCE TO DRIVE MARKET EXPANSION
(Pittsburgh, PA and Luxembourg - May 9, 2012) Confluence, the leading provider of automated data management solutions for the investment management industry, today announced that industry veteran Melvin Jayawardana has joined the company as European Fund Administration Product Manager. Based in the Confluence International office in Luxembourg, Mr. Jayawardana will help customers strategically expand their use of the Unity® platform to gain increased benefits from data consolidation and automation. He is also responsible for expanding Confluence’s global market penetration through new product innovation that delivers superior value to European fund administrators.
"Melvin Jayawardana has a strong background in managing and delivering fund administration technology solutions throughout the European market," said Skip Smith, Vice President of Product Development for Confluence. "For our customers, Melvin's expertise will help them realize even greater benefits from the use of our automation solutions in order to meet the distinct needs of European fund administrators."
"I am very pleased to be joining the Confluence International team, as we are well positioned to grow our footprint across the EMEA fund industry markets," said Mr. Jayawardana. "I look forward to working closely with our global clients to share our product vision and innovative offerings and to help them optimise the client experience and the business results achieved from their investment in the Unity platform."
Mr. Jayawardana previously worked at J.P. Morgan Bank where, as Senior Vice President and Product Manager for Mutual Fund Accounting, he launched new products and expanded EMEA regulatory reporting services for the company. Prior to his work at JP Morgan, he served in other senior level positions in the industry, including Head of Change Management for State Street Bank Edinburgh, and Vice President/Unit Head, Fund Services for State Street Bank Luxembourg.
In addition to his professional experience, Mr. Jayawardana holds a BSc (Hons) in Business Studies with a specialization in economics and finance from Huron University in London.
Founded in 1991, Confluence is a global leader in fund administration automation. Confluence helps investment management companies gain unprecedented control by automating every step of the fund administration process—including the collection, creation, confirmation, and delivery of investment product data. Results are lower costs, reduced risk, decreased reporting turnaround times, and the scalability to automate more processes without additional resources. Confluence solutions are used by 40 percent of the leading global investment managers, and more than 60 percent of U.S. mutual funds. The Unity® platform from Confluence addresses a wide range of problems from performance measurement to customized reporting for a full array of domestic and international managed investment products, including mutual funds, funds of funds, collective funds, separate accounts, and variable products, as well as hedge funds and other alternative investments. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Confluence serves the international fund industry with key locations in San Francisco, CA, London and Luxembourg. For more information, visit www.confluence.com.
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