Planixs Hires Ransome
Posted by Colin Lambert. Last updated: September 21, 2023
Collateral and liquidity management solutions provider Planixs has appointed Olaf Ransome to the role of “liquidity futurologist”, which will involve him providing strategic insights into the future of liquidity and enhancing the firm’s liquidity intelligence solution, Realiti.
Ransome, who is apparently known as “the bankers’ plumber” according to the firm, has held a host of consulting and advisory roles in the financial industry, including at SIX Exchange, OECD, Fnality, and Nordea. His last full time role appears to have been at digital assets technology provider QDP (Quid Pro Quo), where he worked for four months as chief regulatory operations officer, leaving the firm in mid-2022 for more consultancy work. He has also been involved in CLS and FX settlement-related projects at Nomura, First Rand and Credit Suisse.
“Olaf is one of the world’s foremost experts in banking capabilities and processes,” says Neville Roberts, CEO of Planixs. “His breadth and depth of experience across the financial services value chain will be of great value to Planixs and I am delighted to welcome him to our company.
“There is a good reason why he is known as ‘The Bankers’ Plumber’,” he continues. “As our liquidity futurologist, our market-defining product, Realiti, will benefit directly from Olaf’s expertise and his insights into liquidity – and liquidity optimisation trends – which can in turn be translated into data management solutions that enable our clients to react more efficiently to trends and changes.”
Ransome adds, “Without doubt, liquidity is the lifeblood of all financial transactions and services. Recent events have shown us that real-time liquidity management requires control of cash and securities. Planixs’ Realiti platform enables financial firms to do just that. I am excited to join the firm to influence its strategic vision and direction as demand for available global liquidity intensifies in the coming years.”