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Wealth tech firm JHC opens Dubai office

Dubai_Internet_cityJHC Systems, a technology provider for wealth management firms, has opened an office in Dubai Internet City. It is the first international office for the UK-based company, which has three offices in Britain and employs 260 people. John Blackman, chief executive, said the office, “demonstrates to our clients and partners that we are committed to helping them achieve their goals, as well as executing on our own global growth plans”. Amer Attar has joined the company and will lead the new office in the role of head of strategic alliances. He has previously worked for Misys (now Finastra) and Fujitsu. JHC Systems says more than 60 financial institutions with total assets under management of more than £150 billion ($197 billion) use its software. ©2017 funds global mena

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