Fidessa group, a provider of trading, market data and global connectivity solutions for the buy-side and sell-side, has opened a office in Singapore and appointed Emily Thomas as new head of sales for Asia.

Thomas, previously a key member of the group’s London enterprise sales team, will be based in Fidessa’s Hong Kong office and will be responsible for leading and expanding the sales team across the region.

She will continue to report to Steve Barrow, global head of sales, as well as Jean-Pierre Baron, managing director for Fidessa in Asia-Pacific.

The new Singapore office is Fidessa’s second major base in Asia, after its regional headquarters in Hong Kong.

Fidessa said that the new office will provide operational support to its Asian client base, while complementing the Fidessa Singapore network hub, co-located with Chi-East.

Baron said Fidessa goal has always been to ensure that participants in the Asian markets have access to the technological solutions that they need in what is a rapidly changing trading environment, and these two strategic developments will ensure it continues to achieve this.