Adam Kansler

President, Financial Services
IHS Markit

The business-analytics provider IHS Markit has been on a tear this summer, first by announcing the expansion of its enterprise data management platform to include data outside its core financial services business, then, weeks later, by acquiring the New York financial services firm Ipreo for $1.9 billion. According to Kansler, a 10-year veteran of IHS Markit who was appointed as president of the London-based firm’s Financial Services division in April, the one-two punch could signal a wave of new clients. “With the combination of IHS Markit and Ipreo, we are bringing together businesses with strong adjacencies and a large combined opportunity,” Kansler said in a prepared statement shortly after the acquisition. “In addition to expanding our core businesses, we are especially excited about our potential to grow in the alternatives segment with a focus on delivering tools for greater transparency and efficiency.”