Rimes appoints Sam Barber as Head of Data Services

June 29, 2023

Leading the development of unrivalled, flexible data solutions, Sam brings a rare combination of data management expertise and proven business development skills.

LONDON AND NEW YORK – June 29, 2023 – Rimes is pleased to announce the appointment of Sam Barber as Head of Data Services. Sam has over nine years’ experience operating at the Executive Director level for S&P Global and brings a wealth of specialist data and client management experience. A key highlight of Sam's career was spearheading S&P’s global business development unit, selling ETF and index products to tier-one banks, asset managers, market makers and ETF issuers.

The Rimes data services team is focussed on creating a unique range of best-of-breed solutions for existing and future users. Drawing on Sam's extensive product development experience and deep understanding of the industry, he brings a fresh perspective as Rimes looks to build out their service offerings creating modern, fast to deploy solutions catering for all types of buy-side and insurance organizations. 

Sam commented. "Rimes enjoys a stellar reputation for delivering highly customized, high-quality data services. However, while providing bespoke offerings remains on our agenda, our clients share common challenges that hamper business growth. For example, the extreme pressure to reduce costs, the ability to meet growing regulatory obligations, and simultaneously provide their clients with modern, innovative new services. My role is to enhance the excellent capabilities Rimes is renowned for and deliver the innovation our clients need at an attractive price point. I am excited to be part of this forward-thinking and highly collaborative group and create a suite of next-generation data services that consistently support our clients' fast-changing requirements."

Justin Brickwood, Chief Product Officer at Rimes, concluded, "Rimes is experiencing an unprecedented demand for our data solutions, so I am delighted to welcome someone of Sam's calibre to the business. His deep understanding of user needs has injected invaluable insight to the team enabling us to accelerate the deployment of our unique data service offerings. With his drive and enthusiasm in the mix, there are no limits to what we can achieve."

About Rimes

Rimes is an enterprise data management partner to the global investment community. Driven by our passion for solving the most complex data problems, we provide our clients with investment intelligence that powers more than 50 trillion in AUM annually. The world’s leading institutional investors, asset managers and service providers rely on Rimes to help them make better investment decisions using accurate information and industry-leading technology. Headquartered in New York and London, Rimes services its global clients through offices in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific.

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